How Close Are We to Living in the Ocean?


Sea level rise will threaten 90% of major cities in the coming decades. But what if we just dove in to meet it? How close are we to building a city in the ocean? How Close Are We? Season 3 –… Read More Floating cities: the future or a washed-up idea?… “In my view, the future of ocean cities is in technology campuses and in tourism. Given the significant risk of a community in extreme isolation in international waters, the solution to bringing people together in mid-ocean requires us to think about what connects us: technology, work and play. In these three elements we see, perhaps, the two lowest-hanging fruits (or the most buoyant of possibilities) for ocean cities.” OCEANIX and BIG unveil a floating city of the future at the United Nations… “Land reclamation (creating new land by pouring sand in the ocean) is no longer seen as sustainable, as it uses precious sand resources and causes coastal areas to lose protective wetlands and mangroves. Could floating cities be the way forward for expanding our cities as we deal with the consequences of climate change and sea-level rise?” To learn more about OTEC, check out Makai Ocean Engineering at The Oceanix City project design was a collaboration between Oceanix, Bjarke Ingels Group, MIT Center for Ocean Engineering, Mobility in Chain, Sherwood Design Engineers, Center for Zero Waste Design, Transsolar KlimaEngineering, Global Coral Reef Alliance, Studio Other Spaces, and Dickson Despommier. Special thanks to Clare Miflin, Marc Collins Chen, and Itai Madamombe. ____________________ How close are we to colonizing the moon, mapping the human brain and curing cancer? Join Seeker as we go in search of experts, academics and innovators who are racing to solve some of humanity’s biggest scientific challenges. We’ll dive into the facts and comb through the research to find the answers you’re looking for. Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Visit the Seeker website How Close Are We? on Facebook Subscribe now!… Seeker on Twitter Seeker on Facebook Seeker