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George Petrie

New feasibility study: Semi-submersible, “mini-modular” plaftform

Seasteading demands a nimble balance of practical present technology and untested innovation. Our latest engineering study,┬ápart of our Floating City Project, attempts to┬ástrike this balance by examining the feasibility of using a semi-submersible as the platform for the first open-ocean community. “Semi-subs” are state-of-the-art existing technology for deepwater drilling and […]

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Engineering report released: “Parametric Analysis of Candidate Configurations for Early Seastead Platforms…”

For the past half-year or so, The Seasteading Institute has been toiling away on an engineering study that’s aimed at identifying the most promising configurations for early seastead communities. We’ve looked at three different hull configurations (ship, barge and semi-submersible) in a range of sizes to accommodate as few as 100 to as many as 5,000 seasteaders.

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