PROTEUS: A project of the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center

Some recent speculative design/design fiction for an underwater habitat.

“A project of the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center (FCOLC), PROTEUS™ is conceived as the underwater version of the International Space Station; it will be a platform for global collaboration amongst the world’s leading researchers, academics, government agencies, and corporations to advance science to benefit the future of the planet. The underwater research station will advance scientific and oceanic research by making it livable for scientists to work for long periods of time, carrying out a variety of research missions.”

When I was a kid there was enthusiasm for underwater habitats. Hello Down There, a 1969 movie starring Tony Randall captures some of that enthusiasm. I find cheesy movies like this very charming, but be warned if you decide to watch it – it is not a good movie.

I probably first learned about underwater habitats from watching The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau as a kid.

(I looked up Cousteau while writing this post. Sad there’s no official way to stream The UWoJC, but folks have posted some episodes on YouTube. In the embedded video below Cousteau visits Florida and brings attention to the plight of the manatee.)

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