Water covers almost 71% of the Earth. These include all sorts of water bodies, including oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and streams. The oceans cover 96.5% of the total water on Earth. However, researchers have managed to study only 5% of the oceans. Additionally, we can say that there is so much more to the ocean that we are yet unaware of.
Fabien Cousteau has put in all his efforts to do more to understand the undiscovered marine life. Moreover, his vision is creating a sort of place at the bottom of the ocean, mainly for the cause of research. While Northeastern University supports his idea, they are also helping him build this station. His plan is similar to the ISS that has already been built. They plan on locating his research station 60 feet below a coral reef near an island in the Caribbean. Proteus an ancient Greek God is what the project has been named after. Cousteau plans on making this station the largest space station present. This would include research laboratories, an underwater greenhouse, and other basic needs. In addition to that, he also plans to build different research centers for DNA testing and underwater robotics.
The benefits of this project seem to be obvious and very practical. However, when a researcher is out in the ocean to examine lives, the underwater station would be a perfect time saver. Diving into the ocean many times proves to be harmful to any individual. In addition, with an underwater workstation, scientists have lots of time for work, experiments, and discoveries. Hence, this makes them dig deeper into marine life and find new things.
It would be revolutionary if the underwater workspace is created. In addition to this, it would also give a different take towards the growth of marine life. This project will provide a better look into the undiscovered world and will spread its wings into new discoveries.