Aug 8, 2019
We've altered our entry in response to the Judges' comments. In summary:
The comments: 1) ...ensuring the benefits are equally distributed and 2) ...needs to build on and enhance/strengthen existing structures (meaning existing agencies or organizations) are coupled in real life. Some places will have an organization that can be enhanced to accomplish both comments, like the Zanzibar Seaweed Cluster Initiative. Other places may have an existing organization, but the organization's culture does not support "equitably distributed" or its core competencies are too far removed from the skills needed to fish and manage the fishing reefs.
The proposal is "early stage" but more than theoretical. The incomes are based on what one might expect from a natural reef placed at the ideal photosynthesis depth with optimum nutrient supply for optimum primary production. The costs are calculated by professional engineers and PhDs experienced with ocean rope structures. The indicated costs are for the relatively expensive situation of several Category 5 tropical storms during the life of the structure. Locations too close or too far from the equator do not experience tropical storms.
Aug 9, 2019
Everyone in Climate CoLab should consider how their Climate CoLab entry might coordinate with entries at https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/2019-bridgebuilder-challenge/ideas?page=5&order=newest#contribution-list.
The judges of Climate CoLab may want to scan our entry in OpenIdeo: https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/2019-bridgebuilder-challenge/ideas/centuries-of-food-and-job-security-for-coastal-peoples.
Sep 17, 2019
I'm curious how well aligned this technology and proposal are with 100 climate solutions in DRAWDOWN, which include ~20 emerging technologies, Ocean Farming identified as one > https://www.drawdown.org/solutions/coming-attractions/ocean-farming I'll pass the question the other direction, inquiring if DRAWDOWN is tracking your work and the CoLab proposal. Very nice description of practice!! Good references, graphics, etc. I also like synergies, "aiming high," and good history of work to-date!