About The Atlantis One Project
Atlantis I is an underwater research facility that is currently being designed by freshman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The facility will be located in the Great Blue Hole of the Belize Barrier Reef and will be used for geological and biological study. The project will benefit the scientific community tremendously because it will allow the scientists to live in the realm which they are attempting to study. While they are living on site they will have full access to state-of-the-art laboratories and computers which will allow them to maximize their efficiency and thus cut the costs needed for research. This research will help mankind by providing new information about an environment that could possibly hold the keys to unlock the cures for certain types of cancer and AIDS. Though the main goal of the project is to research sedimentation and underwater biological processes, the facility will also help to raise public awareness of the ocean and studies that are taking place in it.
Shown above and below are two computer-generated approximation models of the Great Blue Hole as viewed from two different perspectives.
The station will be located underwater and off center if you consider the Great Blue Hole as a circular structure. Its placement will hopefully make it less of an obstruction to divers and other sea vessels, and we hope it will be a comfortable place to do research for the scientists who will stay there during their research. A movie of the Atlantis 1 Station within the Blue Hole can be seen here. Hole and the Atlantis I
Shown below is a computer-generated model of the laboratory on the station.
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