Though the world surface is basically ¾ water, the world population is restrained by it. People see the coastal areas as idyllic leisure destinations, and the oceans merely as a cargo mobility space. Still, the water spaces have remained mostly un-accessible to most of the population; fact that can be confirmed comparing the number of people driving land vehicles versus the number driving water vehicles. There’s no water spaces appropriation.
We envision the world population appropriating themselves of the oceans and coastal areas, in the same way as urbanists and city planners are promoting neighborhood’s interaction with their public spaces, under the concept of ¨Place Making¨. To do this we must first consider what are the limiting factors that have constrained human interaction with the oceans; and address them in creative, sustainable, but also pragmatic ways.