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10 innovative ideas that let us live on water

By: Laura Moss on April 29, 2011, 1:15 p.m.
Open_Sailing concept design

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The Open_Sailing project is an international community of scientists, engineers, architects and many others who are trying to develop an International Ocean Station. The open-source project aims to create something similar to the International Space Station on the sea, a place where people can study the ocean and learn to live sustainably in a marine environment. The project began as an apocalyptic design response unit, but has evolved into a voluntary community of amateurs, inventors and scientists who study everything from aquaculture to desalination. The creators of this ocean station are working to develop a truly innovative “city” design that will become compact during storms and sail when winds are favorable.