Offshore Ocean Parcel
developed for APORIA
M2.2) Frame as
part of an interlocked grid
In case all ocean territory would be claimed (like land) and marked in the same way, the firmly linked grid of floating frames, spanning over 361 million square kilometers of interconnected salt waters and naturally “stopped” at shores, would keep itself in place. The grid of floating frames would provide access ways to reach all parcels. Amount of surface ocean, position and depths of the parcel would be permanent.
Problem: The filling of these parameters (the water) would be in constant change.
control of uncontrollable forces presents another kind of impossibility.
For example: persona, the desire of control of which leads to madness; or water, which, like persona, is only controllable when frozen. eteam's "Offshore Ocean Parcel" points out the impossibility of controlling water, thus demarcating the impossibility - and the madness - of geopolitical imperialism.
Acquiring a 1000 square foot parcel of high seas and marking it as ours
1st step: find the owner of the ocean
Question: “Who owns the ocean?”
Political geography seems to be as wild and uncontrolled as the ocean itself.
Some governments (not the US) are adhering to the guidelines set in 2000 by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), an intergovernmental international organization established in 1921, which specify, that all coastal countries would have a 12 nautical mile territorial sea and a 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Each country would control the economic exploitation and environmental quality of their EEZ.
Beyond these boundaries, which occupy approximately one-third of the world ocean, “high-seas”, also referred to as international waters, are not owned by anyone.
2nd step: negotiating the transfer regulations
Possibilities: apply, trade, ignore, pay, bribe, or just sail out into international waters and claim a parcel at high sea.In case of trouble, choose appropriate “flag of convenience” to determine the source of laws applied to our parcel.
3rd step: locating the lot
GPS (coordinates); in reference to shores, landmarks etc. in NM (1 nautical mile = 1852 meters)
4th step: marking the lot