This past weekend, the city of Seoul, South Korea, launched the first piece of a floating island called “Viva”, one of three floating islands destined to take their place in the Han River next to the Banpo Bridge this summer.
Peter Thiel, president of Clarium, technology investor, and libertarian philanthropist, has renewed his financial support of The Seasteading Institute (TSI) for 2010. He has pledged to match every donation to TSI made before July 24th, 2010, dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000. In addition, he is giving TSI a $250,000 grant.
## The Seasteading Institute February 2010 Newsletter ##
>_Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore._
## Table of Contents ##
* 2009 Conference Videos
* Poseidon Project
* Donor Profile: John Chisholm
* Awareness & Community
* Membership Program
* Special Thanks
### Second Annual Seasteading Conference Videos
We’re pleased to announce that all of the videos from the
“Is floating the last, best hope for liberty?”
Na’ama Moran’s presentation on the business of Medical Tourism on Ships, given at the 2009 Seasteading Conference, can now be viewed online:
[Color-coded EEZ data layer](http://www.justmagic.com/_externsite/GE/World_EEZ.kmz)