Plants may help establish Space settlements, but we cannot solely rely on plants. When the company was first formed, our mission was clear and simple: create the niche for Space Biology and bring plants closer to Space. However, this image doesn’t quite grasp the importance of plants in developing communities. And more so, we wouldn’t be “bringing” plants to Space, they would instead be grown there. We are currently exploring ways to expand our industry, such that we can improve society, health and education.
We are entering a time when a global response restores the strength in humanity, and when innovation can rapidly change our lives. We call on the citizens of the world to support the development of Space settlements, which must be built on the vision of civilians for supporting life and not solely for political or military campaigns.
With the rapidly evolving situation worldwide, Seanasol Research is following the developments very closely and we will be taking every effort to minimise the risk of transmission within the UK. It is our duty to act responsibly for the good of our community, and our colleagues, locally and abroad. We are suspending all face-to-face meetings and opting to move our discussions online via communication services. We are working together with our collaborators to establish a medium of communication that will mean it will be business as usual, while taking every effort to contain the spread of the virus.
With growing interest of terraforming other planets, like Mars, and these opportunities becoming more realistic for companies worldwide, we still need to think about the implications of reshaping environments that could host human life. According the European Space Agency there may be over 120 million objects orbiting the Earth. This is waste over the course of 60 years. However, it is possible that these estimates are skewed against the rapid growth of rocket technology in the last twenty years. We can therefore expect that the rate at which space debris increases in volume will correlate with advances in technology and ambition to send more materials into space.
The key issue here is about the infrastructure on Mars and the legislation over how human waste is managed. But it is also about the impact of the human presence; are we ready to take responsibility?
Seanasol Research is creating the niche for space expansion scientists and plant biologists and offers the gateway to low-gravity farming, because when we all move to Mars, everyone will be a farmer.
By taking on the challenge of terraforming Mars and building greenhouses there, we first need to re-think how we grow plants on Earth. The technology and innovation we create on Earth, for Earth, will be used to sustainably grow our food here as much as it will on other planets. That is why every effort we make to improve the way we globally grow our crops—across big cities and harsh environments—we are one step closer to bringing plants to space.
Join us as we work with our communities, locally and abroad, and bring application-focused plant science into schools and universities.
We aim to use the knowledge we obtain from our research-led projects to inform current projects on Earth and future projects in Space. We explore various themes within science, including agriculture, engineering and health science so we can start thinking how to build the infrastructure for Space settlements. We want to push the boundaries of the human presence, technology and develop new markets that promote application-focused plant science and the STEM sciences. We are investing in these projects to bring long term solutions and contributions to our community.
Plants will very likely be successful in Space, but to truly live sustainably, it is about strengthening the bonds and connections between individuals, to impose a sense of duty and responsibility to each inhabitant of Space settlements, to manage healthcare systems, governments or aid for the collective good of the society and open the system for new ideas. And of course, the duty to protect the environment and those who settle there. So, it is not only about producing edible crops, it’s about having the resources for nurturing subsequent generations. Our “Earth-first” and “gateway to collaboration” ideologies emphasise our role in our community to help business leaders, policy-makers, and scientists establish long-lasting partnerships. This is the key to sustaining life on Earth and future Space settlements.
As a Community Interest Company a large portion of our work is aimed at bringing more plant science in schools and universities; to teach the importance of agriculture, changing climates and how we can work to minimise our impact on the environment.
In 2021, we will be launching our AcademyPASS online sessions and workshops. We are opening a limited number of registrations from January, 2021 onwards (repeats every month), for up to four sessions: scientific writing, presentation skills, career solutions and content…
The Resource Portal is an easy-to-use, secure platform to help you get information when you need it. We have re-branded our Help Portal as the new Resource Portal. In the Portal you will find two categories, 1) the Resource Hub…
Space does not represent Escape, but Opportunity. We are entering a time when a global response restores the strength in humanity, and when innovation can rapidly change our lives. We call on the citizens of the world to support the…