A Blue Revolution Hawaii presentation was made by Patrick Takahashi on the Pacific International Ocean Station. (Click to view.)
- There were several talks on marine medical tourism, and how an offshore ship located 12 miles from the coastline would allow for a variety of treatments and medications.
- Marine algae also was well covered, but my follow-up discussions seemed to indicate that biofuels from algae were today very expensive, and it remains uncertain if this pathway would ever compete with conventional fuels. However, there are various high-value product opportunities that can be pursued on these platforms.
- Lissa Morgenthaler-Jones, President of Livefuels, discussed fuels from algae, and, in particular emphasized the matter of Peak Phosphate, and the role deep ocean fluids can play.
The Seasteading Institute was founded in 2008 by Patri Friedman (left) and Peter Thiel (right).
In case you missed this bit of Facebook's history, Thiel was the original investor, and holds 2% (now worth around $2 billion, or will when the stock price recovers someday). The Thiel Foundation was well represented and showed interest in the Pacific International Ocean Station.
PREAMBLE: Floating in space is the International Space Station, a $150 billion adventure which appears to be in the process of being abandoned. For one percent the cost, say $1.5 billion, the Pacific International Ocean Station is being planned to serve as a grazing plantship powered by OTEC for a global partnership to advance the development of sustainable ocean resources in harmony with the marine environment. Certainly marine biomass plantations and next generation plantations, but also opportunities for innovative business practices, exciting new living habitats and maybe even a Disney at Sea.