Structure requirements

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High-level requirements for the structure

1) Reasonably safe in the deep ocean environment

2) Stable enough to live and work on

3) Affordable price/living-area ratio

4) Accessible by support vessels for people and supplies

5) Graceful failure modes

6) Long lifespan

7) Modularity

8) Human Factors Integration

Other goals for structure

1) Room for solar or wind systems for energy independence

2) Space for farming

3) Minimize structure motion due to waves (See Human Factors)

4) Movable, not just floating

5) Minimum sized structure small enough for one family

6) Scalable to community level

7) Certifiable/Salable/Registerable/Insurable

ABS Guides and Standards related to off-shore comfort and safety:


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