One of the main [criteria in our location study](https://docs.google.com/a/seasteading.org/Doc?docid=0AbdZHRxBZkLXZGQ4Z3ZoY3BfMTQ3Z2NnbnB2ZDQ&hl=en&authkey=COad8qkK) is the worst-case wave height. Oceanography student Martin emailed us the [KNMI Wave Atlas](http://www.knmi.nl/waveatlas), which is a global heatmap of wave & wind data, trends, and variability, based on data from 1957 – 2006, at 1.5×1.5 degree resolution.
The Seasteading Institute is still seeking an Oceanography Researcher who can identify specific regions best suited for the progression of seasteading. Here’s our Executive Director with some thoughts on how we could scale down the project to make recruiting easier while still getting useful information:
Lauri Buckley from OnlineClasses.org wrote us to mention that they’ve done a round-up of interesting ocean-focused documentaries that can be found around the web. Some of these have direct relevance to seasteading.
Here are a few I liked:
Big Stuff: Water: This video is a great place to learn more about the mega-ships of the water industry.
* [KMZ file of Seamounts](http://seamounts.sdsc.edu/static/SeamountsOnline.kmz)
* [KMZ file of EEZs](http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php?ubb=download&Number=391310&filename=693959-Maritime_boundaries_v3.kmz)
And have fun looking at all the seamounts in international waters. Unfortunately, many of them do not have depth available – we will have to intersect with other bathymetric databases. But some do, like Josephine Seamount, just outside Spain’s EEZ, which has a depth of 150-170m.
Russ George’s talk at the 2009 Seasteading Conference is now available online:
As requested by several community members, TSI is pleased to offer the opportunity to [donate directly to specific projects](http://seasteading.org/votewithyourwallet), each of which will help us answer an important open question about how best to make seasteading a reality.