The following paper was presented by Leighton Chong at the Eco-Balance Conference held in Tokyo last month:
Hawaii today is 90% dependent on imported fossil fuels, and 85% dependent on shipped-in foods. The ocean surrounding Hawaii can be developed as our ultimate sustainable resource to provide energy, food, and other marine co-products in harmony with the environment. Our initial focus will be on public education to promote Hawaii's taking a leading role in the Blue Revolution. We envision the world's first floating island being built in Hawaiian waters as a living laboratory for ocean research.