Does anyone have a contact person in the Bahamas to broach this subject with? If not I will start at the
Department of Marine Resources
East Bay Street
P.O. Box N-3028
Nassau, New Providence
Tel. (242) 393-1777
Fax. (242) 393-0238
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays
Here is my un-edited text that I thought to send. Anyone see any problems with the intent of this intro letter? Other than spelling etc.
Dear Sir or ma’am,
I am writing on behalf of a group with a very important mission for the future of humanity. As you no doubt are aware, ocean levels are rising and we are losing low level islands and coastal areas. This is happening at a time when the population is increasing very quickly. Much of the worlds current unrest is from having too many people for too few resources.
The one hope is to begin to use all of our resources in a prudent manner. What we have in mind is to learn how to live on the ocean. How to grow crops in floating barges hydroponically. We need to learn how to be self sufficient in the seas and protect ourselves from wind and wave.
We would like to begin with a shallow part of the ocean but far from other populations in order to make the sea community a self governing, self funding and self directing community. The reason for this is that the needs of a sea community will be different than ones on land. People will live in boats and have stores and other businesses in boats, and develop trade from farms in boats.
We would like to begin this community from one of the islands of the Sal Bank. We don’t actually need the island as they are too small to actually live on but we can use it as a wave break and a stationary base for a transmitting tower. We would like to build a marina adjacent to the island and protect it with walls to begin with but later find ways to limit waves with floating devices. This idea may grow into a Venice in the Caribbean and the Bahama government can have some new financial resources.
We would like to discuss more of this newest idea for developing a livable community at sea and how the Bahamas could benefit by it but we have one problem, we don’t know who to talk to that can makes this proposed project a reality. You can learn more about our floating community concept at marinea.org
To get people to invest in this new area we need to make sure everyone is paid, happy and on board. I understand that there is a $50 application fee for research projects but could you send me to the right person that can give us permission to develop one of the islands to receive boats for those just passing through and as a starting point for those wishing to stay and help us learn how to live at sea?
There are other benefits for the Bahama people as well. There is current research underway to develop fuel from algae and seaweed, and discussion about how to recycle human and other waste products to provide nutrients for algae to grow better and faster. How about the Bahamas able to produce its own fuel so it need not import any? Our research is available to the Bahamas for the betterment of the people. We can grow beef at sea and not have to kill any cows.
We would like to turn the island itself into a park at least until it too is below sea level. We would be willing to pay a reasonable price for the island of course but this is not a project to learn about how to live on a small island but how to live in the ocean itself.
Thank you for your kind assistance and we look forward to hearing back from you or your colleagues.
Again many thanks,
Bob Llewellyn (firstname.lastname@example.org)