In the future, coastal land may very well become a renewable resource — need more? Build more.
Seasteads are simply permanent settlements built upon floating structures. They're tsunami-proof, immune to rising sea levels and can provide a smart autonomous framework for open governance.
French Polynesia+Seasteading = Win-Win
Polynesians have a strong interest in resilient programs around sustainable technologies and economic development. The first floating community will have opportunities to partner with the international community to create specific applications for cutting-edge clean technology around energy and water.
The Honotua submarine cable system provides substantial fiber optic bandwidth enabling workers and businesses from all over the world to live on seasteads. A French Polynesian seastead could become an international hub for Blue Economy innovation that creates jobs locally.French Polynesia is an idyllic paradise. The waters and islands are gorgeous. The people are friendly. The government is stable and free from corruption. Crime is low and there are no threats of war. As seasteaders, we would be honored to be welcomed into their nation to work together to build the future.
In accordance with an MOU signed in 2017, Blue Frontiers, through its collaboration with The Seasteading Institute, completed a set of environmental, economic, and legal studies regarding the development and stationing of sustainable seasteads in French Polynesian waters, subject to a special regulatory framework granting them substantial autonomy.
French Polynesia is one of the promising countries we are cultivating relationships with in regards to stationing seasteads. It is a tropical country of 118 islands in the Pacific ocean, where we have identified a variety of suitable locations. It is outside the hurricane belt, has modern cabled internet connections, and many airline links to major cities including Los Angeles and San Francisco. While one local community has recently expressed opposition, another which is concerned by sea level rise has also reached out to embrace our project, and many more options are also being considered. One of our main goals for the first half of 2018 is to identify a specific suitable location to take the project to. Among our options are uninhabited locations, as well as others where we will establish mutually beneficial relationships with the local community and our growing network of supporters.