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REPRESENTATIONAL PLANNING, ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL & TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITS
PRESENTATION 2017


 

PROTOTYPICAL KNOWN OFFSHORE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACILITIES
OPLAT USA COMPARATIVE STUDIES

 


San Diego Offshore International Airport Platform Program VLFS / Semi-Submersible Ballast Platform
STUDY CREDIT

A Floating airport is an airport built and situated on a very large floating structure [VLFS] located many miles out at sea utilizing a flotation type of device or devices such as Pneumatic Stabilized Platform (PSP) and/or Semisubmersible Ballast Platform technology.

As the population increases and land becomes more expensive and scarce, very large floating structures [VLFS] such as floating airports could help solve land use, air pollution and aircraft noise issues.

In theory, issues and problems of land-based airports could be minimized by locating airports several miles off the coast. Takeoffs and landings would be over water, not over populated areas, thereby eliminating noise pollution and reducing risks of aircraft crashes to the land-locked population.

Since little of the ocean's surface is currently being used for human activity, growth and alterations in configuration would be relatively easy to achieve with minimal impact to the environment or to local residents who would utilize the airport. Water taxis or other high speed surface vessels would be a part of an offshore mass transit system that could connect the floating airport to coastal communities and minimize traffic issues.

A floating structure, such as a floating airport, is theorized to have less impact on the environment than the land-based alternative. It would not require much, if any, dredging or moving of mountains or clearing of green space and the floating structure provides a reef-like environment conducive to marine life. In theory, wave energy could be harnessed, using the structure to convert waves into energy to help sustain the energy needs of the airport.

 

 

San Diego Offshore International Airport Platform VLFS Study Exhibits Mega-Float Japan Known OPLAT TBNC 2011

PROTOTYPICAL BUILT STRUCTURE

San Diego Offshore International Airport Platform VLFS Studies Mega-Float Japan TBNC 2011

"Mega-Float" is a word made by combining "mega" meaning in Greek gigantic, with the English word "float"; and it means a very large floating structure [VLFS].

Length: 1000m x Width: 60m
Structure Cellular Depth: 3m


Mega-Float involved building and artificial body of "land" [structural component] in a calm, shallow oceans water test environment of approximately thirty-three [33m] meters in depth, by connecting a series of steel boxes called floating units".

Compared to landfill methodology, Mega-Float is less noisy, has fewer safety problems, is less environmentally impacting, and cost much less.

Existing facilities may be easily expanded while the facilities are fully operational and they are almost always unaffected by seismic activity.

The Mega-Float concept may support the development of "land bodies" of any length, and being moored to the sea bed remain in a specific site location.

San Diego Offshore International Airport Platform Program VLFS Mega-Float TBNC OPLAT Issues 2011
REPRESENTATIONAL MEGA-FLOAT PLAN VIEW

Open Ocean / Open Seas may be utilized regardless of the water body depth or seabed soils conditions.

Seismic Activity has virtually no impact upon VLFS.

VLFS have negligible impact upon the natural environment.

Construction cost and time elements are not affected by the sea depth.

Existing facilities may be easily extended and expanded, and it is feasible to relocate a VLFS to another site.

San Diego Offshore International Airport Platform Program VLFS Mega-Float Studies OPLAT TBNC USA 2011
 

 

 

 

VLFS STUDY EXHIBIT
CURRENT PROJECT IN PLANNING - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

THE PORTUNUS PROJECT

Future U.S. ports could be located in the ocean, twenty [20] to forty [40] miles from shore, under the proposed Portunus project.

The off-shore port concept would allow cargo to be inspected far away from cities as one way to increase homeland security.

 

San Diego VLFS Offshore International Airport Platform Conceptual Planning 2011
Illustration by Mark McDaniel/LLNL

San Diego International Offshore Airport Platform Program Study 2011


https://newsline.llnl.gov/_rev02/articles/2010/jul/07.02.10-ports.php

By Stephen Wampler
Newsline Staff Writer

In another decade or two, ports in the United States may never be the same.

While today’s ports that serve huge ocean-going ships are located near major coastal cities of the United States, tomorrow’s ports may be strategically sited in a new location — in the ocean 20 to 40 miles away from shore.

The concept of cargo inspections at off-shore ports in the middle of the ocean has arisen since 9/11 as one way to increase homeland security and to counter the threat of radiation dispersal devices [RDDs] or improvised explosive devices [IEDs]. Ships could be inspected or unloaded before they steam near U.S. cities.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550
Operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, for the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration

 

 

 

Kansai International

OSAKA - JAPAN

With the opening of the second runway in August 2007, Kansai International is fully operational twenty-four [24] hours a day.

With the opening of the second runway Kansai International Airport is assured of providing around the clock and unlimited service.

San Diego Offshore International Airport Platform Kansai Representation Offshore Known Site TBNC 2011


Due to its origins as a town of merchants, Osaka has always attached special importance to "hospitality" towards customers and visitors. This is also true for Kansai International Airport, a gateway to western Japan serving many people.

Since its opening in 1994 Kansai International Airport has continued to serve visitors from all over the world. Today, the airport is connected to seventy-one [71] cities in thirty-one [31] countries and regions of the world, serving over sixteen million [16mil] passengers annually.

 

 

TBNC Offshore Airport Studies 2011 Kansai Existing

 

 

TBNC OFFSHORE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT STUDIES
REPRESENTATIONAL EXISTING FACILITIESTBNC Offshore International Airports Study 2011 Chuba Centair

 

 

 

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ENTREPRENEUIAL SPIRIT
CURRENT PROJECT IN PLANNING    -   UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Image Credits Blueseed

TBNc OPLAT-USA Edgemon Offshote International Airport Platform Program, San Diego Region, Southern California Edgemon Environmental Planners, Designers & Engineers

Blueseed Terraces 1     ·    Representational Green Roof Parklands Improvements
Multi-Purpose & Multi-Dimensional Work / Live Facility at Sea

 

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Visit Blueseed Offshore Community Off Site Web Presence
@
www.blueseed.co

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PROPOSED PROJECT SITE PLACEMENT

 


STUDY CREDIT

Blueseed is a Sunnyvale, California-based startup company and a seasteading project to create a startup community located on a vessel moored in international waters near the coast of Silicon Valley in the United States.

The promoters believe that the location would enable non-U.S. startup entrepreneurs to work on their ventures without the need for a US work visa [H1B], while living in proximity to Silicon Valley and using relatively easier to obtain business and tourism visas [B1/B2] to travel to the mainland.

After the conclusion of their incubation on the vessel, successful startups may relocate to Silicon Valley and employ local workforce. The project received wide media coverage and the commitment of funding from venture capitalist Peter Thiel, who also supports The Seasteading Institute.

 

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Blueseed Terraces 1     ·    Representational Green Roof Parklands Improvements
Multi-Purpose & Multi-Dimensional Work / Live Facility at Sea    ·    Ferry Boarding Station

 

HISTORY

Blueseed was co-founded in July 2011 by Max Marty and Dario Mutabdzija, who had worked together at The Seasteading Institute as Directors of Business Strategy and Legal Strategy, respectively. Blueseed's CIO, Dan Dascalescu, who joined the company shortly after its incorporation, is also an ambassador for the Seasteading Institute.

The stated motivations of the project include providing an entrepreneurial alternative to the Startup Visa Act, which has not seen any progress in Congress, and creating "a vibrant workplace for innovative industries to bloom, unencumbered by onerous regulations on new technology-sector businesses".

On November 30, 2011, venture capitalist Peter Thiel offered to lead Blueseed's seed financing round. The number of startups that expressed interest in locating on Blueseed grew from thirty-one [31] on November 14, 2011, to sixty [60] a month later, to over one hundred [100] by February 2012, 133 on May 7, 194 as of May 9, and more than 250 as of June 6.

Blueseed estimates a launch timeframe of Q3 2013.

 

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Representational Container Component Multi-Level Live / Work Community
Green Roof Parkland Improvements

Representational Container Component Multi-Level Live / Work Community
Plan View Illustration   ·  Green Roof Parkland Improvements

 

LOGISTICS

The project plans to either convert a cruise ship or remodel a barge in order to provide a living accommodations, coworking space, and entertainment facilities for approximately one thousand [1,000] customers paying an average of USD 1500 in monthly rent [ranging between $1200 and $3000, and combined with a small equity stake].

The vessel would be moored twelve [12] nautical miles from the coast of California, near the port of Half Moon Bay, and would have a crew of two hundred [200] to three hundred [300].

The location is situated outside the territorial waters of the United States of America, thus not being subject to its immigration laws. Internet connectivity would be provided via submarine communications cable, a laser link, point-to-point microwave link, or a mesh network of wireless routers placed on buoys.

 

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Representational Container Component Multi-Level Live / Work Community
Angular Depiction View   ·  Green Roof Linear Parkland Improvements with Trails System


 Visit Blueseed Offshore Community Off Site Web Presence
@
www.blueseed.co

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ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING

Environmental Planning concerns itself with the decision making processes where they are required for managing relationships that exist within and between natural systems and human systems. Environmental Planning endeavours to manage these processes in an effective, orderly, transparent and equitable manner for the benefit of all constituents within such systems for the present and for the future. Present day Environmental Planning Practices are the result of continuous refinement and expansion of the scope of such decision making processes.

Some of the main elements of present day environmental planning are:

Social & Economic Development / Urban Development & Redevelopment / Regional Development / Natural Resource Management & Integrated Land Use / Infrastructure and Intermodal Interconnectivity Systems / Governance Framework

The environmental planning assessments encompass areas such as land use, socioeconomics, transportation, economic and housing characteristics, air quality and air pollution, noise pollution, the wetlands, habitat of the endangered species, flood zones susceptibility, coastal zones erosion, and visual studies among others, and is referred to as an Integrated Environmental Planning Assessment [IEPA].

In the United States, for any project, environmental planners deal with a full range of environmental regulations from federal to state and city levels, administered federally by the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA].

A rigorous environmental process has to be undertaken to examine the impacts and possible mitigation of any construction project. Depending on the scale and impact of the project, an extensive environmental review is known as an Environmental Impact Statement [EIS], and the less extensive version is Environmental Assessment [EA]. Procedures follow guidelines from National Environmental Policy Act [NEPA], State Environmental Quality Review Act [SEQRA] and/or City Environmental Quality Review [CEQR], and other related federal or state agencies published regulations.

The Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) is a non-profit organization of interdisciplinary professionals including environmental science, resource management, environmental planning and other professions contributing to this field. AEP is the first organization of its kind in the USA, and its influence and model have spawned numerous other regional organizations throughout the United States. Its mission is to improve the technical skills of members, and the organization is dedicated to "the enhancement, maintenance and protection of the natural and human environment". From inception in the mid 1970s the organization has been closely linked with the maintenance of the California Environmental Quality Act [CEQA], due to California being one of the first states to adopt a comprehensive legal framework to govern the environmental review of public policy and project review.

 

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