Re-Envisioning Offshore Oil Platforms: Aquanauts Need Attend

Third Wednesday Speaker Series

Channel Islands Maritime Museum, 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, CA

July 17, 2019 - 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Bob Evans, Visionary, Entrepreneur, Photographer

Abalone Fishery, Growing Abalone, Platform Alternatives

The First Alternative Use of an Offshore Oil Platform, California Marine Associates Growing Abalone Suspended Below Platform Holly 40 feet

Join Bob Evans in visioning a future where we are as excited about ocean exploration as space.

Imagine living offshore. Take an elevator down to an atmospheric pressure habitat located within the structure of what is now an offshore oil platform. It is transformed into a launchpad for sub sea exploration, education and observation. Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and manned submersibles dock and deploy.

You are a member of a team of scientists, educators, data analysts, offshore industry professionals, fisheries experts and the military, collaborating on projects.

The decommissioning of Platforms Gail, Grace and Platform Holly, in particular, offer an unprecedented opportunity for conversion. Platform Holly belongs to the State of California. We are bearing a good percentage of the $350 million estimated cost for her removal. 

Running between shore and Platform Holly is a 16,000 volt electrical cable. How might you use it?