Who We Are
means building startup communities that float on the ocean with any measure of political autonomy.
For a 30-second illustration of the mechanism by which seasteads will solve political problems, check out our video: Welcome to The Seasteading Institute. You can also visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
is a nonprofit organization, based in California.
It was founded in 2008 by activist, software engineer and political economic theorist Patri Friedman, grandson of Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman, and technology entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist Peter Thiel.
At The Seasteading Institute, we believe that experiments are the source of all progress: to find something better, you have to try something new.
Today, there is no open space for experimenting with new societies. That’s why we work to enable seasteading communities — floating cities — which will allow the next generation of pioneers to peacefully test new ideas for how to live together.
the poor. the Sick. the Hungry. the atmosphere. the oceans. in balance with nature. the world sustainably. fighting.
In our videos series about The Eight Great Moral Imperatives, co-author of the forthcoming seasteading book Joe Quirk examines real-life examples of entrepreneurs who are trying to solve humanity’s biggest problems with seasteading solutions.
What We Do
We support aquapreneurs to actively work on projects that will help humanity build floating, politically autonomous, environmentally restorative cities. As a nonprofit organization, our role is not to build seasteads ourselves, but to set the stage in order to empower others to do so.
The Seasteading Institute is comprised of a Board of Trustees, Advisors, and Staff.