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Ambassadors / Canada

Francis Brunelle

Montreal, Quebec – Website – TwitterFacebook

Francis is a web developer involved in the “Decentralized Web” movement. He’s also a big fan of seasteading!

He completely redesigned the seasteading.org website a few years ago and he continues to help with its maintenance. He also helps maintain the discussion forum of The Seasteading Institute.


Franco Cortese

Niagara Falls, Ontario – LinkedIn – Facebook

Franco Cortese is a futurist, author, and editor, who has researched and written widely on the subjects of transhumanism, overpopulation, and the solutions to rapid depletion of resources and living space. Among other positions, Franco holds the title of Affiliate Scholar at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, Affiliate Researcher at the ELPIs Foundation for Indefinite Lifespans, Director of the Canadian Longevity Alliance, and Executive Director of the Center for Transhumanity. He has written for H+ Magazine, the Journal of Geoethical Nanotechnology, India Future Society, Serious Wonder, Immortal Life and The Rational Argumentator, and edited a compendium of 150+ essays from more than 40 authors, titled, “Longevitize!: Essays on the Science, Philosophy & Politics of Longevity.”

As an ambassador, Franco seeks to write about the use of seasteading to minimize the problematic demographic consequences of life-extension therapies.

“I believe that Seasteading, and the construction of Very-Large-Floating-Structures (VLFS) in general, constitutes one of the most promising solution-paradigms for freeing up more living-space and resources. 75% of the earth’s surface area is water; thus seasteading has the potential of increasing available living-space and resource-space by an astounding 300%.”


John McCone

Burnaby, British Columbia – LinkedIn

John McCone is a Plasma Physicist originally from Ireland, currently located in Burnaby, Canada. In addition to performing work on spectral analysis and magnetic analysis of waves in fusion plasmas, John has been a senator in a small political party. He has organised tours and took part in debates for the Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy, as well as recommended the appointment of the current president of the U.K. division. He is a former member of the E3 Foundation, a prestigious Cambridge based think-tank, working on formulating and driving government policy relating to energy, the environment and the economy, and successfully published a paper making the case for fusion energy as a possible answer to providing limitless carbon-free energy for all humanity. When John first joined Europe United, he thought that by becoming a member of a political party that aimed to govern over a wide area, he would be able to help a larger number of people. However, after seeing that other members of the party had different views of how Europe should be governed, he decided maybe bigger wasn’t better, and that maybe smaller was better for governance. As a result of coming to this decision, John now wishes to apply his expertise to promoting the cause of seasteading.


Mason Leschyna

Ontario – LinkedIn

Mason is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Medicine at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Windsor Program; he is particularly interested in emergency medicine, including wilderness and remote medicine. He earned a Bachelors of Applied Science in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto with a major in Biomedical Systems Engineering. He is also interested in law and how it can be used to advance, or hinder, human society. Mason is extremely interested in seasteading for both the legal and political as well as technical possibilities it offers and strongly believes it will reshape the future.