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The Unexpected Human Future

The Unexpected Human FutureThe future of humanity is not what we have come to know with our limited understanding of what we think of as reality. This generation is about to step out permanently into frontiers that were until now the fuzzy domain of science fiction writers and dreamers. But not much longer now and we will burst through barries in quick succession that will define a new reality of human thought, enterprise and human dominion.



ATLANTICA EXPEDITIONS VIDEO PODCAST CATALOGUEThe Atlantica Expeditions will be producing weekly video Podcasts beginning in late September or early October. The Atlantica Expeditions podcasts can be subscribed to on Youtube or iTunes/Apple Store. All of these will be available as a link from our Atlantica Expeditions website (, Facebook link or on all our Blogs – Discovery Enterprise, or Undersea Colonies.

Here is the upcoming Podcast catalogue:

Moonpools, Oxygen , CO2, Oxygen and CO2, Transfer Cases, Food and Making Dinner, The Undersea Bathroom, Lights, Power, Excursions, Sleeping, Communications, Communicating In the Water, Undersea Weather, Day and Night, Sleeping Underwater, The Bends, Sharks and Dangerous FIsh, Territorial Fish, A Paperless Society, Resource Recovery, Exercising Undersea, What To Do With The Trash?, Habitat Air Conditioning, The Microscopic World.

Bringing the Pets Along to Live Undersea

Undersea PetsWhen mankind enters the undersea world to stay permanently, he will not go alone! As a a matter of fact, when the Chamberland family (Dennis and Claudia) go to spend a record 90 days in 2012, we will be bringing along our cat, Snickers, to spend the 90 days with us. And how will we get her down? Well – I am building her very own cat submarine. But – just in case you think that’s quite novel – it is not a first! Check this video out and see not only an underwater cat in SCUBA, but an undersea dog as well!

Oceans 911

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time” – T.S. Eliot

It isn’t everyday that we make a major and direct appeal to the readers of Discovery Enterprise. But, today we ask you to take a closer look at a project very close to our heart – The Atlantica Expeditions.

The Atlantica Expeditions is a project sponsored and supported by the League of New Worlds.

The League of the New Worlds is a non-profit research foundation committed to the permanent human settlement of the world’s oceans and the high frontier of space.

Humanity in the last fifty years has made great strides in the exploration of space and has all but completed the preliminary reconnaissance of the solar system.

But, In the course of our explorations we have overlooked three quarters of our own world. We have left a great yawning gap in the map of our own planet and a fuller understanding of our own world. We know almost nothing about the world’s oceans and the impact twenty-first century civilization is having on its health and vitality. The time has come to fill in this great unknown.

That great unknown is in mortal danger of being destroyed before we have a chance to fully explore and understand the intricate role it plays in maintaining our own living planet.

The one important and vital lesson we have learned during the past fifty years of space exploration is that “good planets” are hard to find. And, the time has come to fully understand and take better care of the one world, which for now at least, we can truly call home.

The Atlantica Expeditions seeks to create an intelligent ecological monitoring platform (which now does not exist anywhere) to investigate and understand in detailed scientific terms the full impact of humanity on the ocean environment. The major benefit of this long term project is the preservation of our planet’s most important, largest and most fragile ecosystem. The time has come to kick-start this important endeavour.

We have titled our Kickstarter project, “OCEANS 911” and for very good reason. As we speak, the world’s oceans are in a full blown crisis and worse, we have very little idea of the extent of it and even how to define it or how widespread it is. We do know it is very serious and is growing. There are unexplained losses of coral reefs planet wide, there are increasing reports of dolphins and whales beaching themselves and dying, our food fish are loaded with heavy metals and nearly every hemispheric current are now clogged with huge circulating trash piles thousands of miles in diameter. The oceans are the planets circulatory system – the water is quite laterally the blood of our planet. Our generation has used our planet’s life’s blood for a garbage dump. Now we MUST do something now or face the loss of the world’s largest biome that is interconnected to all the others. If the ocean biome fails catastrophically, it will make the climate change crisis look tame in comparison.

How do we plan to do that? We will succeed by attacking the problem in a very unique and innovative way. Our Oceans 911 Team is about to establish the very first permanent human colony in the Atlantic Gulf Stream manned by scientists, engineers and even their families. That permanent colony will set up instruments to continuously monitor the health of the North Atlantic while 35,000 miles of ocean passes above our fixed research station.

In order to get there, we have developed an essential first research thrust called the Atlantica Expeditions I. Our Oceans 911 – Atlantica Expeditions team is composed of some of the most experienced undersea aquanauts on the world including the former Chief Scientist of the International Space Station and several world record holder aquanauts. On our team is also movie director and producer, James Cameron of Titanic and Avatar fame. The purpose of Atlantica I and the goal of our team is to complete the study of undersea habitation techniques, deployment of instruments for ocean analysis and training of crews that will be required to establish the Gulf Stream station. During our first Oceans 911 – Atlantica I mission we will set the world’s record in longest undersea habitation for an Aquanaut crew.

Join us in this vital and historic venture.

Oceans 911 – The Atlantica Project – A Planetary Oceans Health Monitoring Station

The Known Universe – Final Frontiers

Today on Discovery Enterprise we present an episode of the National Geographic Channel’s outstanding documentary series “The Known Universe” that deals with two endeavours very dear to our hearts, the exploration and eventual settlement of the new frontiers of sea and space. These are the main goals of the organization we are closely associated with – The League of New Worlds.

The League of the New Worlds, founded in September of 1989, intends to establish a permanent human presence in the oceans. In so doing, we will engineer the habitats, procedures and processes for the space frontier. This formal engineering process is called: Space-Ocean Analogs.

Our all volunteer staff of engineers, ocean and space scientists, scientists, aquanauts, students and others all seek the same goal – to build the new outposts, colonies and cities of the New Worlds.

If you are interested in discovering more about us and our program, please follow the link below. We also invite you to join us in our quest, either as an active volunteer on one of our expeditions or as a contributing member by lending your support to our Oceans 911 funding drive to establish to an intelligent ecological monitoring platform (which now does not exist anywhere) to investigate and understand in detailed scientific terms the full impact of humanity on the ocean environment. The major benefit of this long term project is the preservation of our planet’s most important, largest and most fragile ecosystem. The time has come to kick-start this important endeavour.

In today’s video feature we will see how the exploration of our planet’s last great frontier is closely linked to the exploration of the vast new ocean of space.

More than 70 percent of Earth is covered in water, but we’ve only explored roughly 5 percent of it. We’ve roamed even less of our solar system. Now, armed with some of the latest advances in technology, we join scientists on a voyage into the unknown – from the far reaches of space to the extreme depths of our oceans – where new discoveries have experts questioning everything we know about the universe, and ultimately ourselves.

The Known Universe – Final Frontiers

The 11th Hour

Today on Discovery Enterprise, as part of our Oceans 911 funding drive, we present another in a series of documentaries concerning the major dangers of environmental degradation and climate change facing our world. Today’s video feature is the documentary – the 11th Hour. Join in the fight against the environmental degradation of our oceans by contributing to the Oceans 911 fund.

With contributions from over 50 politicians, scientists, and environmental activists, including Mikhail Gorbachev, Stephen Hawking, Wangari Maathai, the film documents the grave problems facing the planet’s life systems.

Global warming, deforestation, mass species extinction, and depletion of the oceans’ habitats are all addressed. The film’s premise is that the future of humanity is in jeopardy. The film proposes potential solutions to these problems by calling for restorative action by the reshaping and rethinking of global human activity through technology, social responsibility and conservation.

Not all scientists agree on the fact that global warming is an immediate threat. Although, every scientist in this movie apparently does. Every expert interviewed stressed the fact that human involvement in the fight against global warming is mandatory. This is due to the fact that the increased anthropogenic cycle is pinned down as the main cause of climate change in the movie.

The role of humans in the destruction of the environment is explained from the viewpoint of several different professional fields: environmental scientists, oceanographers, economic historians, medical specialists, etc. The best example of this came from philosopher Wade Davis who theorized that to people, “You are either a person or property,” referring to mankind’s view on land and natural resource.

The 11th Hour

Oceans 911 – Our Oceans in Peril

Viewed from the heights of celestial space, an intrepid explorer could clearly see that our world is an ocean planet. The realm of Poseidon comprises an area more than three times greater in size than humanity’s current domain. Three quarters of our planet is covered by water and yet, for all of recorded history, humankind has insisted on naming our planet the Earth. Dry land, which is the kingdom of man, only occupies a quarter of our globe, yet it has served as the stage on which many of our human concerns have, and continue to be, played out.

Only after humans took their first tentative steps away from the security of the seashore did the surface of the world’s ocean begin to greatly influence the affairs of men. Humans crossed the ocean in search of new lands and thus began an age of exploration that has transformed many a civilization. This urge to explore has been shared by all peoples in all epochs and across many different cultures.

The ocean has also served as a barrier to hostile powers, a battlefield for plunder and conquest, and as a highway for commerce. The control of its major sea routes has built global empires. Its treasures have enriched the sovereigns and principalities of many a kingdom. Yet, despite all this, much of the ocean’s vast food and mineral wealth remain untouched. Humanity has yet to share in the immeasurable bounty that lies in wait at the end of Poseidon’s cornucopia.

The depths of the ocean is a world unto itself, beyond, for most of human history, the reach of mere men and their earthly empires. It is a world that, for the most part, is external to the rule of terrestrial kings and princes – a world aptly named Aquatica.

Yet, Aquatica is not totally beyond the reach of human blunder and despoilment.

The oceans have become the cesspool of the human species and its vast bounty in serious peril of being ruined before its full potential can be realised.

Today on Discovery Enterprise we present two documentaries that highlight the peril facing the last great frontier on Earth and why the League of New Worlds is committed to the continual monitoring of the health of our planetary ocean – Aquatica. Please visit the Atlantica Expeditions web site and learn more about this exciting vision of exploration and discovery. And please lend your support to our Oceans 911 funding drive.

“For all at last returns to the sea – to Oceanus, the ocean river, like the everflowing stream of time,

the beginning and the end.”

-Rachel Carson, The Sea Around Us, 1951

The Atlantica Expedition’s Environmental Monitoring Program is dedicated to the late Rachel Louise Carson to honor her belief that all of nature is interconnected, including humankind who has assumed the duty as the caretaker of the earth. She also taught that each one of us are stewards of the environment. Within us lies the capacity to make a difference in our own small or greater ways. Were it not for Rachael, we would never have understood our true role and we would never have opend our eyes to see the beauty of the sea.

We must commit our global civilization to the long term goal of maintaining the health and vitality of this planet in all its realms – land, air and sea. All of which are integral to the long term habitability of our world. Vital in meeting that end is our commitment to the continual monitoring of the health of our planetary ocean – Aquatica. Visit the Atlantica Expeditions web site and learn more about this exciting vision of exploration and discovery.

For the price of a modest meal you can help ensure the long term future of humanity by helping to preserve the world’s oceans.

Oceans 911 – The Atlantica Project – A Planetary Oceans Health Monitoring Station

Strange Days on Planet Earth – Oceans: Dirty Secrets

Something is amiss in our global world water supply: Striped bass are succumbing to flesh-eating bacteria in Chesapeake Bay; seabird chicks are starving in Hawaii’s; coral reefs are weakening under a growing assault of invisible contaminants and an increasing variety of aquatic animals are showing signs of developmental disorders. Experts and citizens are racing to find clues to the causes—and the solutions. Find out how we all can make a difference.

Strange Days On Planet Earth – Oceans: Dangerous Catch

Our massive demands on the ocean’s bounty impacts life far beyond the shoreline: bushmeat hunting is on the rise in Ghana while in Namibia; fishing grounds struggle to recover as putrid fumes explode from the ocean depths and poison the waters; and radical new fish farms are sprouting up from Puerto Rico to Canada. Across the globe, all life is feeling the effects of overfishing. Can we protect fish in time to safeguard the ocean, life on land and ultimately ourselves? Find out how we all can make a difference.