Projet d'îles flottantes en Polynésie


Floating Islands Project in Polynesia



The Seasteading Institute empowers people to build floating startup societies with innovative governance models. Supported entirely by donations from individuals who share our vision, we’ve accomplished a lot.

In 2017, we secured an agreement and cultivated a special relationship with French Polynesia to co-create a seazone with “a special government framework” for floating islands in the protected waters of a Tahitian lagoon.

Simultaneously, Blue Frontiers was created, a startup company that will administer the seazone and build floating islands designed to adapt organically to sea level change, by 2020.

Seasteading will begin around 2020 instead of 2050, because we transformed seasteading from a fringe idea to an earnest topic of conversation in leading publications around the globe.

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“Apart from experimenting with innovations in governance, [Executive Director] Hencken is also excited about the potential for seasteading to serve as a platform for developing tools to help with climate change adaptation as well.

Low-lying islands in the Pacific, like Kiribati and parts of French Polynesia, face the imminent threat of disappearing because of sea level rise. Hencken believes that seasteading offers one practical solution for these places to create new, resilient territory on which to continue to exist … Hencken looks forward to working with French Polynesia’s youth in building new ocean tech that can benefit the island nation and subsequently be spun out to places in need of new land. He said that once they’ve built a successful pilot, he can imagine deploying similar seasteads to places like Miami and Bangladesh.”

The technology to foster the fluid mechanics of voluntary societies is at hand. The Seasteading Institute is a nonprofit think-tank working to provide a machinery of freedom to choose new societies on the blue frontier. The most successful floating cities can then inspire change around the world.

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