Open_Sailing is developing Nomadic_Ecosytem, as a part of its vital modules for of the International_Ocean_Station_1 prototype.
We are trying to design floating gardens in order to sustain the life of the International_Ocean_Station_1 navigators for an non-determined period of time in semi-autonomy.
The perspective is not survival but comfort.
We have divided this fraction of research in 3 weeks :
- 1 : human physiological need assessment, ocean capacities and overfishing alternatives, theoretical exploration of existing aquaculture models - design of several permaculture aquaculture modules suitable for the high-seas. We are trying to gather all techniques that we could use later in our design proposal, the floating garden being a modular polyvalent platform for different experiences.
- 2 : assessment of fabrication capacities on site, fabrication of small scale model, test in the water, re-design, re-fabrication of small prototypes, selection of one for production, optimization
- 3 : fabrication of the selected prototype, test at sea (real conditions, french Britanny), reporting.
1.1. Human nutrition requirements
1.2. Known issues due to long stay at sea
2.1. Edible Ocean
3.1. Exisiting hunting & aquaculture techniques
5.1. Drafts ideas, sketches
6.1. Nomadic_Ecosystem designs
Cesar Harada, Owen Hodkinson, Matthieu Sales, Peter Von Bartheld, Harrison Leaf