Farming may not need to be done on an elevated platform, so there are lots of opportunities.
Agriculture for the incipient Seasteader falls into 5 obvious areas of practice, any or all of which benefit from working with nature, climate, and biology rather than against it. Choosing plants which will thrive in, on, or near the ocean is critical for success and efficient use of resources, including space, nutrients, fresh water, and manpower. The five areas are:
- Food & Fodder production (for humans and livestock)
- Fiber and building materials
- Fuel (including bio-diesel, bio-gas/methane, ethanol/methanol and plain combustion)
- Eco-remediation and environmental engineering (dealing with pollutants & waste streams, and physical concerns such as wave attenuation, erosion control, sun shade, and wind breaks)
- Psychological relief of visually austere environments, i.e. landscaping for beauty and comfort
- Farming the sea
- Generating small hurricanes for fresh water
- Sea Solar Power Creating fresh water.
- National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service Without dirt. (managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology)
- Aquaponics.com Idem.
- SeawaterGreenhouse.com Idem.
- Atlantic Marine Aquaculture Center University of New Hampshire.
- OceanSpar.com Fish pens, etc.
- Aquacopia.com Aquaculture investments.
- Biological pump Pumps up nutritient rich water to increase plankton growth.
- Halophytic Agriculture
- Growing algae
- Sailing the Farm
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