Project Title: The
Ocean Drifter -- Fish Farming on a Global Scale
Goudey, MIT Sea Grant
is developing a novel approach to open-ocean aquaculture.
The Ocean Drifter is a self-propelled fish farming
system that can operate in the open ocean and survive
the severest marine weather conditions. The concept
is a derivative of Sea Station® except it is
much larger and has its own propulsion and maneuvering
system. Model tests at DTMB have demonstrated the
seaworthiness of the concept and characterized the
power requirements. Current attention is on operational
optimization in ocean currents.
-- Ocean Drifter
article "The Bluewater Revolution"
and Operational Optimization of a Self-propelled
Open-ocean Fish Farm (.pdf document)
Clifford A. Goudey, MIT Sea Grant. In: A. Biran, Ed. Proceedings
Offshore Technologies for Aquaculture. Haifa, Israel, 13-16 Oct.
Ocean Current map source: