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!