Our friends at WAVE- E are running a contest we want to share with you. They’re looking at two of the biggest hurdles for seasteads to move out to the open seas: 1.) SHELTER: Is it possible to make breakwaters for the open ocean that are durable enough to hold off the strongest of storm surges? 2.) […]
As introduced in the book by Patri and Wayne, Breakwaters are really important for ocean colonization: they present significant cost benefits which are essential to make an ocean community of a certain size, not just a single fancy hotel or business park.
As I was falling asleep and visualizing breakwaters (design, manufacture, and deployment thereof), I thought about how my favored breakwater design works by making the waves pile up and break (as opposed to being a wall that breaks the waves). And suddenly I realized that, if it was deployed in a circle to protect a seastead colony…it would be a never-ending surf break!