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The International Ocean Station

Following several unsuccessful attempts, the International oceanic station has opened. Just like the ISS (a space environment research laboratory), it becomes a global research centre for the study of the sea and finding more efficient ways to combat environmental disasters. The Ocean Station structure is quite reminiscent of an ordinary village: there is a residential unit, a farm to grow plants and fish, scientific modules and a floating power station that produces energy from sunlight and the wind and the movement of waves. To ensure its effective operation, scientists have designed a purpose-made single cable that combines electrical wiring, a water pipeline, an air-conditioning system and data transferring structures (of course, protected!).

The Ocean Station takes on the aesthetics of a living organism: it can change its configuration depending on weather conditions - it shrinks in order to avoid being torn apart by the waves and the wind, or it expands in different directions, giving more space for seaweed or fish farming.

Open Sailing, a scientific community that is based at the station, conducts research in different areas. For example, it constructs robotic mechanisms for getting rid of contaminants in the ocean, it engineers mobile aquaculture to maintain long-term support for human life at sea and looks for new alternative sources of energy. It also develops global standards for purely civilian Internet, moderated only by its users, not governments, businessmen or the military. After all, the idea of freedom and independence is equally close to the global Internet as the vast expanses of the world's oceans!

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Dylan Great idea 05 Sep 2019
Dragoncat Why the obsession with "becoming one with nature", i don't understand it, though there isn't really much wrong with it, though ill still pick apart some of the problems. What kind of alternative energy sources would it look for, geothermal? Geothermal is very niche, so looking for "hotspots" would be kind of a waste of time if you want an energy source for anything but oceanic developments, which already have the tides, solar, and wind energy, what else do you want? Even if you go so deep that only the tides are even usable, use nuclear, your not dumping waste out of an exhaust, so no pollution, we already have nuclear submarines, or use nuclear fusion, or maybe really good batteries, which i presume would be in use at this time (Unless fusion is just impossible commercially, which it probably isn't with more development, and i sure sure it is commercial viable), or even nuclear batteries, sine we'll probably have even more efficient small probes and manned vehicles for deep sea exploration, even if they cant use nuclear batteries, theres still the other options. Also, what about the "robotic mechanisms", do you mean using nanobots, which would be a great idea, but if you mean robotic probes thats probably pretty inefficient, since a lot of pollution is not capable of being collected with macro-robots, but if you mean nanobots, or some other big cleaning thing (which is better but not as great as nanobots), then i would understand having the station create "robotic mechanisms" 04 May 2019
Lowprofile mmmm 22 Feb 2019
Anirban Patra Perfect simulation 06 Feb 2019
DJ DRAGON Yes and no. Yes because this is possible with the growing - everything except the growing and shrinking because of the environment. This is impossible. 06 Feb 2019
Антон Дождиков Увы, но политические противоречия между государствами будут препятствовать созданию такой станции. 06 Feb 2019
James Royle I envisage that one day, perhaps before 2050 we have floating polders. Think about it, if with almost no effort we have filled the ocean gyres of the world with rafts of rubbish the size of whole countries, surely we can supply construction materials to these gyres for building large polders for living space, agriculture and research. I'd love to live on one! 06 Feb 2019