The Tidal Irrigation and Electrical System

renewable energy, carbon dioxide sink, biodiesel, and food from the ocean

Food Infrastructure

Martin on Apr 12th 2008

This will be one of the easier elements of any potential Tidal Irrigation and Electrical System to integrate into the existing global order. The lagoon of the TIE System is a farm and like any farm, the set up and maintenance of the lagoon will be determined by whatever the desired product is. For instance, if oysters or mussels are desired products then floating rafts of ropes will need to be built as they are in normal circumstances. The difference is the vastly increased growth inside the lagoon.

This will also present a novel condition in which new forms of mariculture can take shape. Effectively, the area in the lagoon is being fertilized and the plants in it are growing extremely fast. The plants that are seeded by the mariculturalists will determine which animals will grow best, and depending on the life cycle of the animals, some of the actual structure of the TIE System itself.

However, the fish, shellfish and edible seaweed produced in the TIE System will be just the same as those grown wild and so they can be easily sold on the world’s markets.