Some projects for establishing ocean communities are investigated and then given up for several reasons. One of them is the Mobile Offshore Base (M.O.B.) concept by U.S. Navy. It was considered technically possible, but too expensive. Nevertheless, working on the idea, we have developed a proposal for a seastead based on several barges moored between them.
Summary and conclusions:
Late in 2009, Francesca Galea wrote us to declare the completion of her doctoral thesis entitled Artificial Islands in the Law of the Sea. With her blessing, we posted the PDF of her significant and clarifying inquiries on our Research page, but it is more appropriate that we give her research the highlight it deserves. From the paper:
I spent last week in Porto Alegre and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to speak at a series of events. I was invited by Anthony Ling, [winner of the “Personality” award](http://www.seasteading.org/design-contest-winners#personality) in last year’s design contest, and had a fabulous time.
If your passion for making seasteading happen goes well above and beyond the call of duty, then consider joining the ranks of the Argonauts. Argonauts demonstrate their commitment to the seasteading dream by pledging $1000 a year for ten years. And we have now made it possible to receive the benefits of being an Argonaut for a full 10 years by pledging either $5000 over 2 years, or $10,000 all at once.
Many designs proposed for seasteading purposes suffer from the inconvenience of being suitable for calm waters close to the coast, but not for international waters, where waves, wind and current are bigger. But some lessons can be learned from these designs.
From the boy-in-a-bubble dept…
Australian scientist and undersea adventurer Lloyd Godson has for the past 10 days lived entirely underwater in a tiny house inside the Legoland Atlantis by Sea Life aquarium in Germany. Armed with a bicycle-powered generator, Lloyd declared on his LegoLand blog:
## The Seasteading Institute April 2010 Newsletter ##
>_“Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and progress”_
> [Theodore Levitt](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Levitt)
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> Hadean is a seasteading R&D company based in Singapore. Our goal is to create technology that will enable floating, indeﬁnitely self-sustaining sovereign entities on the sea by 2024.
> Our belief is that business and not political ideology, will be the driving force that makes affordable seasteading a reality. To that end, our focus until 2015 will be developing and implementing new methods and infrastructure for aquaculture that will enable them to function efficiently without input from the land.
One of the major challenges of seasteading lies in finding a location for a seastead outside of the EEZ yet also complying with the following requirements: