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I have been impressed with the urgency
Knowing is not enough;
we must apply.
Being willing is not enough;
we must do.
Leonardo da Vinci
There is a
whole kingdom that lies uninhabited just beneath us. While we live
crowded and struggling on a mere 59 million square miles of dry land, this
new territory of certain promise spreads out before our very eyes and unfolds
to encompass an astonishing 138 million cubic miles of habitable space!
I am speaking of the oceans – whose human population is now and has always
been - zero. While there a few military men ply beneath the waves
in submarines, they have no seafloor base to call home and they are always
moving and temporary visitors without even a window from which to peer
out. I am speaking of a human colony – a human undersea city – a permanent
dwelling place for people and even families. Today it is but fantasy,
as it has always been. But no more. As of today, the dream
of permanently settling the undersea regions of our earth has taken wings.This
is the site of the Atlantica I and II Expeditions that will establish the
first human undersea colony. We do not intent to establish a base or an
outpost, but a human colony. Soon, beneath the sea, families will
live and work. Children will go to school. A new generation
of children will be born there – the first citizens of a new ocean civilization.
for a video welcome from
Atlantica Expeditions Leader
To make this happen,
we have assembled the most remarkable and talented team of aquanaut explorers,
scientists and engineers ever gathered in history. Our team has more
certified aquanauts with more logged underwater time than any other ever
brought together. Our team holds an incredible slate of undersea
world records in diving, duration and depth. On our team are habitat
designers, submarine systems engineers and world class diving experts.
If there is any team on earth that can make this happen, it is ours.
The first Atlantica
Expedition will begin on May 1st, 2009. Three Aquanauts – Dennis
Chamberland, Claudia Chamberland and Terrence Tysall, will submerge in
the Leviathan Habitat and set a new world’s record for uninterrupted stay
beneath the surface of 80 days shattering the previous record of 69 days
set by Aquanaut Rick Presley. Rotating in five day visits, 24 other
aquanauts will rotate through the Leviathan including scientists, teachers,
journalists and even Aquanaut Rick Presley! Then in 2012, the Challenger
Station habitat – the largest manned undersea habitat ever built, will
be launched off the Florida coast and establish the first permanent undersea
human colony.Our efforts do not represent an underwater hotel, not an outpost
or a way-station, not a laboratory. We are a human community.
We are the first humans who will move there and stay with no intention
of ever calling dry land our home again. We represent the first generation
of a people who will live out their lives beneath the sea.
Like the three
prongs of Poseidon’s Trident, we enter the oceans as permanent residents
to enable our three linked prime objectives: the carving our of a permanent
human niche - so that – we can intelligently monitor and protect the ocean
environment – so that – we can teach our children through our educational
programs that the oceans of the earth are the essential life blood and
must be understood, protected and preserved as a primary human activity.
All three of these primary objectives are so linked that they are inseparable.
We literally cannot accomplish the one without the other. We do not dare
to dominate, we do not dare to intrude, but we set out to witness, to record
and find ways to defend, shield and protect. In so doing, to teach the
next generation that we are caretakers and protectors – not miners, not
owners and not rulers. The age of a new kind of human civilization has
dawned. With the Atlantica Expeditions, the ocean will form the frontier
of the aquatic human whose new colonies will seed a new empire of human
dominion of the earth.
The good thing about opening up a frontier
that is many times the size of the relatively tiny land masses is that
the need for talent and enthusiasm is limitless. Whatever you do
and whatever your talent - Aquatica could certianly use your expertise.
There are many ways you can become a part of this historic undertaking.
Click here to
find out more.
An Atlantica Expeditions Aquanaut Team will
soon place data probes at Polaris B. Click
here to find out what they are looing for and to review the data
as it is received and processed.
Apply Now as a Permanent
First Openings - 2012
Aquanaut Tom Whittaker
Working in an Undersea Habitat in 1998
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apply as a permanent
colonist of the first
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