From the heights of the galaxy down to a single cell, water can be found everywhere in the Universe. Created among the stars, water is the basis of all life on the Earth. It is both the main building block of living organisms and an oxygen generator as well as a climate regulator. Humans can only survive a few days without it. If we look at the Earth from above, we can easily understand why it is called the Blue Planet. However most areas covered by water continue to be unexplored. Why do we still ignore this, the most important element in our existence?
To date, we have explored less than five percent of the world’s ocean floor. We know more about the Moon than about our own planet. We spend billions of dollars searching for unknown forms of life, while under the surface of the seas there is an abundance of unknown species greater than that to be found in the Earth’s rainforests. Oceans also provide an endless wealth of knowledge, energy and raw materials. Each plunge into their depths provides us with new discoveries, which can be applied to all areas of life. Ignoring their impact, as is currently the trend, not only limits possible paths of development, but also prevents the effective protection of our planet. After all, how can we protect something we don’t know much about? Therefore, it is necessary to explore the oceans, not only for economic gains, but first and foremost in order to acquire a full awareness of life on the Earth.
Growth and expansion are natural phenomenons common to all species living on the Earth. However, colonization of the planet by humans has rather negative connotations. For many years, people destroyed our planet to get rich or to satisfy their own curiosity. Nowadays, we have gone too far in forbidding people to do more and more things. Since neither extreme is not healthy, the question is – are we able to successfully explore and colonize the world without major damage to the environment?
GENESIS, an underwater base project, is a bridge between the human world and that which lies hidden beneath the surface of water. As a habitat completely independent from the surface, it allows for exploration of the seabed without the limitations of time or space . This mini-city provides opportunities for a wide range of underwater activities. To optimize the absorption of energy and raw materials, Genesis was designed as a moveable spiral which can change its shape or location depending on the location and concentration of sources.