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Aquacities, BIG, Oceanix -

A UN-backed project to develop a floating city has been proposed for the seas off Busan in South Korea to pioneer a new mode of living amid climate-related sea-level rises. Dec 2021 Last week, the city government signed an agreement with Oceanix, a company founded by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels Group, and UN-Habitat. The plan is to build a city made from hexagonal modules that would be stable enough to resist a category five hurricane. The aim is to have the first platforms in the water by 2025, reports Business Insider. Although the size of the city’s first iteration has not been determined, the...

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Aquacities, aquaport, autonomous ships, modular ships -

This 2000 TEU autonomous container ship can be dynamically reconfigured at port including the replacement of infrastructure like power plant, bridge, and fuel systems. Rolls Royce Marine Electric Blue (2017) video here : https://twitter.com/i/status/836668749969305600   Kongsberg Maritime’s 2000 TEU container feeder concept adopts the principle of future-proofing from the bottom up, so that shipowners can invest in tomorrow by starting today  Container vessels are vital to global commerce. However, the sustainability of transporting goods thousands of miles is also a key focus when considering the fragility of endangered ocean ecosystems. For these two opposing arguments to find resolution, it is...

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A luxe, eco-friendly floating oasis could be coming to a city near you—if Anthénea has anything to say about it, that is. After unveiling a pioneering prototype back in 2019, the French outfit has announced it will roll out its first dome-shaped apartments early next year.  It’s been a long road for the fully autonomous pod known simply as Anthénea. Penned by French naval architect Jean-Michel Duacancelle, the original design was inspired by the villain’s lair from the 1977 James Bond flick The Spy Who Loved Me. The UFO-like structure has taken more than five prototypes and over 15 years to complete, but now it’s...

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Aquacities, energy harvest, oceans -

  Traditional power generation is not ideal for marine exploration challenges, but the solution may be in the water’s motion. Researchers have developed sphere-based triboelectric nanogenerators that can be incorporated directly into navigational buoys to provide electricity from ocean waves. To find a power source for buoys, look no further than the ocean itself. During the AIP Publishing Horizons — Energy Storage and Conversion virtual conference, which will be held August 4-6, 2021, Cátia Rodrigues, from the University of Porto, will discuss the prospects of using power generators in the ocean to address the energy concerns of marine exploration. The presentation,...

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This landmark tower comprises a cluster of 99 floating islands to symbolize the future of societies in an age of diversity   Shenzhen, China, held an invitation-only competition to design a landmark tower for the Qianhaiwan district. The area has recently seen substantial urban and architectural developments, so it was eager for a New City Center Landmark structure to attract more people to the region. The winning design was a monumental floating-like tower in the bay by Sou Fujimoto Architects, consisting of 99 individual tower-like elements united by the upper part (the deck). It’s a tower made up of a collection of towers to...

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