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We Are A Group Effort Into Colonizing the Oceans. We're putting together a coalition of seasteaders, adventurers, researchers and enthusias!
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Ocean Living Podcast episode 005

We’re back! In this episode of the podcast, I’m joined by Chad Elwartowski, the Chief Technology Officer of The Marinea Project. We dive into the plans for a Marinea crypto-currency, the infrastructure for telecommunications and Internet, electricity out on the water, and other technology related subjects.

Make sure to check out the website marinea.org, and become a member today.
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Ocean Living Podcast episode 004

Welcome back to The Marinea Podcast! In this installment, I’m joined by the project’s CEO, Mark Stephan. He tells us a bit about himself, what got him interested in seasteading, the relationship between abundance and seasteading, the role seasteading plays in the future, and more.

Help us colonize the oceans – get involved today!
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Ocean Living Podcast episode 003

Grab your hammock, your island drink, and your sunscreen, folks, it’s time for The Marinea Podcast! On this episode, I welcome back Bob Llewellyn, the project manager. We dig a little deeper into various aspects of the future village at sea, including: how the project will be funded, the purpose of SeaNotes, how you can get involved, potential entrepreneurial ventures in the Cay Sal Bank, the weather/climate there, and more.
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Ocean Living Podcast episode 002

Ahoy, seafarers! Welcome back to The Marinea Podcast. On this episode, I am joined by Bob Llewellyn, the Marinea project manager – we answer all of your burning questions regarding the project, such as: what the project is, the phases involved, what living structures might look like in the open ocean, the location of the future village at sea, and more.

Make sure to check out the website marinea.org, and become a member today.
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Ocean Living Podcast episode 001

On this inaugural episode of The Marinea Podcast, Shane introduces himself, tells you what to expect from the podcast, and lets you know where you can find it–iTunes, Stitcher, and Tunein Radio.
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Marinea is the place of infinite possibilities! On our podcast, you'll hear news and stories discussing the advancements being made in the field of ocean colonization. We take up the charge of expanding to the sea ... the place where freedom and liberty reign!
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The Population Puzzle - can you solve it?

Have you ever wondered about what life will be like for your children, grandchildren? If nothing is done to change the course of events, it will be a world ripe with grief and war. People will be fighting for too little provisions in a hopeless struggle to survive; or it could be a world with hope and real solutions. We're talking about solutions to the problems that we are actually facing right now because of over population: the refugee problem in Europe, cities over-crowded and gang infested, hopeless teens wanting an opportunity to work but finding none and turning to drugs in despair. These are not just future problems, these are problems that we face right now - and all of these 'symptoms' are part of the same real problem, and it's called over-crowding that is the direct result of world overpopulation.

The solutions in the past have been war, but we now are technically advanced enough to let science give us other solutions. Silicon Valley's solution is to colonize Mars. NASA looks to colonize the moon. Business's solution is to colonize the empty parts of Earth that we live on, especially the energy rich and stable living environment of the oceans.

There is no place safer or freer on the planet, than the oceans. And they cover about 70% of the globe, meaning there is plenty of room to grow. When we begin colonizing the oceans, governments will be able to see that we don't need wars or abortions to reduce the number of lives, there are better alternatives.

The big problem is that the Earth's population has passed the 7 billion mark, well on its way to 8 billion. By 2050 there will be 10 billion people that will need to eat and have a place to live. These 40% more people that we are talking about are our children, our grandchildren. Forty percent more children trying for the same jobs, trying to buy the same homes, sharing meals. Doesn't seem fair does it? The only way to provide for the future is to begin to expand into the sea now.

The Marinea Project can change all of that dark hopeless future into a bright and optimistic one just by a lot of 'caring people' able to see the two possible paths, and choosing to do their part for the benefit of the future.
We can make ocean living preferable to land. We have the technology, we have the answers, we just need enough of those 'caring people' to get behind the Marinea Project early on to help get it launched.

The one time membership of $100 will do much for you also. As an example, members will get a 5% discount at all Marinea shops and businesses once the village is operational. This is a big one, the first 100,000 paying members will receive one free Sea-Note, this one benefit will more than compensate for being one of the early birds. Think of Sea-Notes as a new kind of gift card. Members can purchase more Sea-Notes, also $100. The sale of Sea-Notes will be used to build the first floating village in the Caribbean.

The biggest reason for getting Sea-Notes is that once Marinea reaches a target number of residents, we will petition the UN for independent country status. When that happens, all members will be converted to citizen status upon written request, and any non-member can pay for citizenship with one Sea-Note no matter what the cost for citizenship is at the time.

What's in it for you is well worth the cost of membership, but what it's worth to the people of tomorrow is incalculable. Your $100 memberships will prove to the financial backers that there is interest in living at sea. Those early membership payments will be our 'down payment' so to speak.

Total for phase one, we will need 15 million. Part of that will purchase a large hotel barge that will be the base for the project, it will act as our town center. It already has the capability of generating electricity and water, and the ability to add cable and internet. From this base, people who live in their boats can have all the things that they get in a marina without the ridged rules and high prices. Water and fuel will be available from the base for the boats in the area also. Think of this as a marina at sea.

For those not all that interested in living on a yacht, coming in phase two there will be ocean safe houseboats available, (much bigger than the lake versions). Soon the fledgling colony will be a flourishing village at sea, a Venice in the Caribbean. But it all depends on us getting new members, as many as we can, until we reach critical mass. That is the point where there is enough momentum that the project will generate enough money to succeed on its own.

Marinea is designed to make money by providing services, there are no taxes. There is no yearly memberships or costs. You only pay for what you buy. And there is plenty of room to expand, which means jobs for those who want them. Become a member of the group investing in Earth's future.

Learn more and then join us at marinea.org/join/

Bob Llewellyn / June 2017
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There is plenty of opportunity on the water.

As author and newspaper editor Horace Greeley advised during the homesteading days to “go west young man and grow with your country”, we look to the only truly free place left on Earth and say, “look to the sea my friend, for there opportunity awaits”

https://marinea.org/marinea-project/opportunity-on-the-water/
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Water, Water, Everywhere, Nor Any Drop To Drink.

The line from 'The Ancient Mariner' is the same quandary the modern mariner faces, until now. As we build our village at sea, we have modern technology to help us out.

At sea there is virtually unlimited energy and an unlimited source of water, we just have to figure out the best way to garner the energy and remove the salt from the water. To start, the phase one hotel barge has two water desalination units that run off of fuel oil that will amply supply the needs of those living and working at the town center, but we intend to use those only in case of emergencies once we get completely set up.

There are many ways to desalinate ocean water that would make it drinkable, but a lot of what we use fresh water for on land would only be wasteful at sea. As an example, there is no reason not to use the abundant salt water to flush and to clean with. No reason to take navy showers either, (where you get wet, shut off the water, soap, and then rinse and you're done). That may save water, but a long hot shower is important too; and with a little planning you can have both by using hot ocean water to shower with followed by a quick rinse with fresh water.

Anyone who lives on a boat knows that anything you can do to cut the power usage is helpful, even though there are a number of new tech ideas to help with that. On a boat there is also limited space so if you are spending days out away from a good source of fresh water, you will have to be able to make it yourself. The first source of fresh water is the rain. When the sun hits the ocean water it evaporates into the air so there is always a high humidity factor on or near the ocean. As that moisture cools, you get rain, and it comes down in bucketfuls. Depending on the time of the year, rain can supply most or all of the water that some people will ever need.

The next best way on a boat is a small desalination unit and a way to generate the electricity needed to run them. Most live-aboard boats have a generator to supply limited power, but not all, and the power supplies are limited. Cleaning water takes time and while you are using the water maker, there isn't much power left for other things. So a third way to make water is by distillation.

Actually the powered water makers use a reverse osmosis system for filtering the water, which is good enough, but distillation is better as it takes out more stuff than just the salt. Just like mother nature herself, you put salt water in a black cup and set it in a white bowl, you cover the cup with a clear glass cover like a 3 liter bottle with the top cut off then flipped upside down to create a transparent dome, the sun then heats the water in the black cup and the moisture condenses on the dome and runs down into the bowl all clean. The problem is that it takes forever to get a cup of water this way, because even on the equator the sun alone just isn't hot enough.

This is where modern technology comes in. Thanks to research at MIT there is now a graphite ‘solar sponge’ that creates hot spots on it's surface that makes steam with 85% efficiency. The graphite sponge is black and absorbs the sunlight across its surface while at the same time sucking up water from the inside holder. The steam is captured and cooled to make clean water, again with no extra energy usage.

The water making systems that have existed do so because the need for them have existed. No one was really living in the ocean full time, so no one ever made anything that would produce enough water for a modern floating house's usage. Until Dean Kamen took up the task, that is. He is a modern day Thomas Edison. He's the guy that made the Segway people mover and has saved lives with his medical devices. Now he is at it again with the 'Slingshot' water purifier.

This new system uses the heat from the steam that it produces to preheat the incoming dirty water. By recapturing the lost energy, the system breaks all efficiency records. It is reported that a unit small enough to use in ocean homes would produce up to 250 gallons of clean water per day using no more energy than a hair dryer or about one kilowatt. No filters to clean or replace, and with few moving parts it should last quite a long time. After the saltwater is heated to the boiling point, the steam is put under presser which condenses the steam to a liquid that is heated past the boiling point. This super heated water is passed through tubes that act as a heat exchange and the heat is passed to the incoming water preheating it while cooling the effluent to room temperature for usage.

So if you are wanting to live an Amish style lifestyle with no electricity, living on a boat or full house float, there are already solutions to having all the fresh water that you would need. However, with rain, reverse osmosis units, distillers and the new Slingshot method, there is a way to produce clean water for just about every lifestyle or situation. But just because we can do it all now, that doesn't mean that we won't be constantly looking for the newest better way to do everything, we will. All to make ocean living the preferred lifestyle of the new century.

To learn more, visit https://marinea.org
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