Project category: Habitation

Community: Seasteading

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Smart, automated and connected habitation in high seas.


Integrate open source smart home systems that can operate on water, in high seas conditions.

This project was initiated by Ocean Builders.

The project is coordinated at the Incubator in Panama and at the Sensorica lab.


Communication and coordination

All communication relevant to the project MUST use these channels

Communication channels

Coordination tools


Project status

Started in September 2019. Open working doc.

Current needs

  • Generalists in home automation technology

  • Design of tech incubator (physical and virtual environments)

  • ...


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  • [Dec 20, 2019] Tibi - Putting in place Governance to establish en environment of trust conducive to equity-based collaboration: tie Ocean Builders to Seasteading Institute, to CAKE and Sensorica. Also governance for the Incubator and Intellectual property arrangements.

  • Go over the SeaPod Technical document.

  • Go over the SeaPod working doc.

  • Explore open source smart home platforms, analyse and compare on the basis of fitting into the Seasteading application. [use collaborative web annotation tools]

  • [Feb 10, 2020] Tibi organized the Create open space page, sent link to Grant and Carly

Hackathon for home integration and automation platforms - open working doc. Talk to Wael and Tibi about this initiative


Want to work from the Incubator in Panama? Panama Incubator Information Sheet

Documentation repository

All docs for this project MUST be placed in this folder.


1. Ocean Builders, the Exchange Firm of this PROJECT, has promised to offer part cash payment and part equity in a rental business of SeaPods to contributors. Only contributions to technical projects that have been chosen by Ocean Builders and that are listed here, as well as on the PROJECT's NRP-CAS, are considered.

2. Ocean Builders, the Exchange Firm of this PROJECT has promised to offer lodging and food to contributors who work from the Incubator in Panama, on top of the first promise above. This offer only extends to active AFFILIATEs that have demonstrated their commitment and reliability through their contribution history recorded in the PROJECT's NRP-CAS

IMPORTANT NOTE: 1 and 2 are just promises at this particular time and the parameters of these promises are still not fixed (how payment and equity are calculated). Tibi is setting up a formal agreement between this PROJECT (the open network) and Ocean Builders (the Exchange firm), through the intermediary of CAKE and Seasteading Institute (Custodians). Before that formal agreement is signed and posted below, your contributions rely only on your own faith in this PROJECT.


more on Governance page
PROJECTS are seen as COLLABORATIVE VENTURES, which are TRANSPARENT (anyone has access to the information that they produce) and OPEN (anyone can participate). They only produce PRODUCTS and services based on OPEN SOURCE knowledge or technology. PROJECTS have a CUSTODIAN that represents them legally and acts as a trust for their tangible assets. PROJECTS can have multiple EXCHANGE FIRMS, which are commercial entities that move products and services developed by PROJECTS on the MARKET. EXCHANGE FIRMS oblige themselves by contract with the CUSTODIAN to share PROFIT with all contributors to PROJECTS, from which they commercialize PRODUCTS.

Open Project governance document

[Instruction: link to governance doc, use template to create governance - delete this after]

Organisational context


  • Custodian Agreement [provide link]

  • Exchange Firm Agreement [provide link]

  • Project Governance Template [provide link]