This bio-inspired manta ray project is an international oceanographic university drifting in the great ocean currents. Its purpose is to host researchers, professors, and students from all over the world for very long stays. It is a real floating scientific city entirely dedicated to the observation and analysis of marine biodiversity.
This mobile city can accommodate in its inner lagoon oceanographic vessels of various sizes (up to 90 m long) acting as a hive from which a few vehicles or aerial, marine and underwater measuring devices would depart.
Entirely autonomous thanks to the use of renewable marine energy and respecting the principles of sustainable development with its zero-discharge programme, it integrates aquaculture farms on both sides of the large access channel to the inner lagoon and, at the ends of the wings, above-ground culture greenhouses.