Frequently Asked Questions
1What about Tsunami?
In the open ocean, the sea surface remains relatively undisturbed by the tsunami wave passing beneath it. This is due to the large wavelength and small wave height, making tsunamis almost imperceptible to ships at sea. Here is an interesting article: https://news.aisland.io/how-tsunami-waves-travel-in-the-deep-sea/
2How can the Floating City survive to cyclones and hurricanes?
1) Like vessels do at the sea, avoiding them. The candidate location is an area where the cyclones born but don' t develop the strength. The equatorial area is famous to the sailors because they can be stuck for weeks without wind. 2) Having multiple emergency plans in case of further climate changes.
3Is the Floating City carbon neutral?
It's carbon negative, means after certification shall be able to sell carbon credits on the market.
4Does the Floating City produce the food for its residents?
Aisland Floating City produces its own drinking water by desalination, irrigation water from recycling black/grey water grows vegetable, raise farm animals and and small fishing for the complete food autonomy.
5What is the main possible location for the Floating City?
The main candidate location is at the equatorial latitude between Seychelles and Mauritius, Saya de Malah Bank, since this location has shallow waters ad it's outside any Exclusive Economic Zone and in relatively calm waters.
6Are pets allowed in the Floating City?
Pets are welcome, our testing barge has a crew formed from 5 humans and 5 cats. working as one team. The cats seem very happy at the sea.
7Is the Floating City impacting the environment?
Not at all, the hull of the floating city is an complete eco-system where the life thrives.
8How can I reach the Floating City?
The fastest option is by seaplane from Mauritius, the short flight is about 1:30 minutes. Here an interesting article about seaplanes.
9Are there taxes to pay as resident in Aisland?
No, in International waters there are no governments that can request/enforce payment of taxes. Aisland is a truly libertarian place and taxes are considered theft from the beginning. By the way, depending from your citizenship, you may be still subject to some taxes in your country of origin.
10Which will be the rules in Aisland?
The rules will be only few for a peaceful coexistence of the residents, always keeping the personal freedom as top priority.