The toppest level consists a mezzanine with perforated steel for good lighting below.
This floor is intended to stay above ocean,
which allows marine researchers to be dropped off by boat. Level 1 allows up to two person to stay on both side (a total of four researchers to stay on board). Researchers may rest and have their leisure time here. Researchers should be able to enjoy the nature, be emersed in it meanwhile investigate and nurse coral reefs. The state of mind is important for the researchers to stay positive and focused throughout the time on board. Storage and shelves are also provided for books and personal belongings.
This level consists the main utilities -- toilet, bath, and kitchen. It is intended to be half above and half submerged below the sea level. Depending on the amount of coral reefs attached, the level may fluctuate within the range. Researchers may have meetings and send information through the display glass behind the seats. Otherwise, this space is semi- formal for casual activities such as dinning or reading and analyzing without getting hands dirty. The cushions are
easy for moving and rearranging for convenience. Storage space are also provided below the seats. The double space above the living room allow good lighting to come through. The top half of this floor is made up Kal wall panels for good lighting and light weight. while the bottom half that may reach below the sea level is made up of high
alloy-steel that is more strong and heavy to hold the structure down submerged.
This level is mainly for coral reef reserach and nursing purposes, It stays completely submerged below sea level. The tunnel connecting the two pods allow researchers to move across board easily. The glass tunnel has metal rods enraptured around it, low voltage are sent through the structure making it work as a bio rock. Researchers can easily observe the coral reefs and record down through the tunnel. In addition, this floor is mainly for hands on analyzing and experience with coral reefs. Equipments such as microscopes and computers are provided in this lab.
PONTOON: BALLAST TANK
The ballast tank will be placed under the pods acting as a pontoon. In order for the pods to stay amphibious -- half submerged under the ocean, it adjusts the amount of water that stays inside by pulling out air
and pumping air into the ballast tank.
In addition to the pontoon system that holds down the two pods, the weight of the coral reefs will also sink it down. The more coral reefs are nursed and cared on the bio rock tunnel, the more the pods will sink down.
In results, researchers may use that as a reference of how long they have stayed
on spot, and when they can be dispatched
to the next site.