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Podcast: O.Shane Balloun Explains Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach

The recent Supreme Court case of Lozman v. The City of Riviera Beach sparked a flurry of news coverageĀ on the technical legal definition of a vessel. Justices sided 7-2 with Fane Lozman, the former owner of a floating home which was seized and sold by city government under the rules and remedies of US admiralty […]

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Just released, The Seasteading Institute’s first legal research paper.

I am very excited to share The Seasteading Institute’s first legal research paper, Charting the Course: Toward a Seasteading Legal Strategy (one of a two paper series). The primary objective of these legal papers is to assist with the formation of a legal strategy that will be useful to seasteaders around the world. What does this mean from a practical standpoint?

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Baltic Seasteading

Do you live in one of the 9 countries adjacent to the Baltic Sea? Check out the new [Baltic Seasteading](http://www.balticseasteading.com/) group. Their website states:

> Probably the greatest challenge of living at sea is dealing with waves, and the Baltic Sea has some of the lowest waves in the world while still big enough to contain international waters. This makes it a great place for seasteaders to start out and experiment with new structures and a new way of living.

> Baltic Seasteading is a group for people interested in working actively with seasteading in its current state.

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Help Us Plan Our Strategy!

Here at TSI, we’ve been thinking a lot about how to improve our strategy. We recently published a [strategy document](http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dck5q6sr_12cqrdxrf2) and a [vision timeline](http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dck5q6sr_11fcftn966), but these are only the beginning, covering things at a very high level.

We also want results sooner. Our current timeline & strategy describe modest achievements — a prototype seastead built, a successful ocean-based business operating — by the end of 2010. We’ve been thinking in recent weeks that we can, and want to, do better.

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Basesteading

Joining the manifesto / strategy proposal tradition started by Vince, Dan B has written up his [proposal for BaseSteading](http://wiki.www.seasteading.org/index.php/User:DanB/BaseStead_Strategy). While TSI of course has our own strategy (which will be released for comment quite soon), seasteading is a diverse movement and we are delighted to see other people working on their own approaches.

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