(update 31.05.2020: integrated article ‘event plan’; adding section ‘science (general)’, entertainment, space agencies; extended ad section; article under progress!)
IMPORTANT NOTE: This article is similar but not identical to Initial Financing. For information on the other matter please visit the corresponding article.
The most professional underwater habitat so far is still the Aquarius habitat in Florida. This quality comes to a certain price of $1.2 to $3 million per year. Due to budget cuts, NOAA ceased funding Aquarius habitat after September 2012, with no further missions scheduled after a July 2012 mission, bringing the whole facility under risk. It took until January 2013 when a proposal to keep Aquarius running under Florida International University administration was accepted. What can we learn for future habitats and what could we do then to avoid sooner or later close-downs by lacks of financing? Continue reading “Undersea Station: Operational Financing”