||C. M. Wang, B. T. Wang
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In the past decades the population of the world has shown the exceptionally fast growth and it is still expected to rise even more until most of the countries has become fully developed. There is a critically important need to accommodate this rapidly expanding population via the new places for living and work, associated infrastructure, food products and so many other aspects. And, the potential colonization of the ocean spaces might be considered one of the ways in which people would engage with the challenges connected with the provision of more energy resources as well as the space available for humans. This volume is intended to provide the professional survey of the basic projects that have seen the building of the large floating structures or attained the duly detailed design concepts. Such projects would add a very valuable vision to the discourse that already exist, and include the mobile offshore base and OTEC platforms, floating oil storage bases and offshore oil turbines plus he floating ferry pier located in Japan, floating performance stage in Singapore, large marine concrete structures build in Norway and other interesting technical projects. The author has compiled the key floating structures in one book capturing the innovative features and marking the latest technological developments in the subject field of engineering.