Photosynthetic Pods for Mid-Ocean Living

Posted: April 5, 2013  |  By: Janet Fang [Smart Planet]

Phytoplankton are microscopic organisms that float around the water surface, harnessing sunlight to make energy for themselves. Like plants, they use chlorophyll to produce oxygen while absorbing carbon dioxide.

So, with impending sea level rises, French architecture firm Sitbon Architectes designed a livable, phytoplankton farm to be installed in the Indian Ocean.

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