Unfortunately, we have to cancel this event, but we will reschedule as soon as we can! Join us for an online presentation on floating structures from FlexBase International founder Shiwen… Read More »CANCELLED – Feb. Social: Very Large Floating Structures
Seasteaders have launched companies on both sides of the planet. Singaporean Shiwen Yap worked with The Seasteading Institute in an official capacity from 2014 to 2016, publishing titles like Seasteading… Read More »Flexible Floating: Marine Urbanisation with FlexBase
After many months of research, I present the final document of the dissertation that I am submitting to the PhD committee at my University. The full text can be downloaded here. Unfortunately, it is in Spanish, and with only a small abstract in English, but The Seasteading Institute is planning to have it translated into English.
If we want to create a Very Large Floating Structure, VLFS, in the open ocean, and as commented in the previous blog, we need a type of structure that attenuates the waves. Semisubmersibles are ideal for that, as in the MOB. But other ideas and technologies are also being developed. The very well known Pneumatically Stabilized Platform, PSP, is a very promising structure.
Very large floating structure(s) (VLFS(s)) (or, as some literature refers to them, very large floating platform(s), VLFP(s) for short) can be constructed to create floating airports, bridges, breakwaters, piers and docks, storage facilities (for oil & natural gas), wind and solar power plants, for military purposes, to create industrial space, emergency bases, entertainment facilities (such as casinos), recreation parks, mobile offshore structures and even for habitation.