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Risks and challenges

Here is a description of risks and challenges for this project:

TECHNICAL: From the sub to the buoy technical risk is minimal. HD video, audio and controlling commands through fiber optic cable does not represent high technical risk. Communication from buoy to onshore internet access point has been established for over 5 miles which means that we are currently restricted to "close to onshore access points" locations to begin with. The upcoming challenge will be to design our comm link with well defined locational mobile network operators with effective engineering design. 4G technology (as it becomes more available worldwide) will enable further location deployment.

LATENCY: (the time an internet packet takes to travel from the submarine to your computer and back to the sub) by far is the most important and challenging part of an immersive experience. Our risk here is to deal with a delay between piloting and the submarine movement. We will optimize everything for latency, but there will be a small latency because of internet lag. Our strategy is focused on developing an interface that can diminish the effect on the users perception.

OPERATION: Continuous operation and working all day long presents risk. There are several risks to consider including disconnections to power sources. Natural risks include cloudy underwater days as ocean visibility changes daily with conditions varying day to day. We are going to be on location providing security and maintenance to the operation as we scale up.

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    Support us with a pledge of $1 and keep in the loop on all things AcquatiCo with exclusive updates, underwater exploration missions, launch locations and more.

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    OCEAN THANKS! Help us engage people to see the beauty of the ocean. 99% of people have never seen beneath it's "mirrored surface". You'll receive a dedicated personalized printable underwater image taken by our PRO photographer Fernando Olivares.

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    PILOT a robotic Submarine from your PHONE and Explore the Ocean from WHEREVER you are!
    You will be able to connect and remotly control from your phone the submarine located at an amazing underwater place real time discovering local wildlife. 1 session.

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    T-SHIRT ACQUATICO Kickstarter Backer Limited Edition (see picture). 100% certified Organic Cotton. Planet Friendly.
    Colors: Dark Blue, Light Blue, White, Yellow, Black
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    EARLY BIRDS 1mo. MISSION Explorer: enjoy missions and explore the ocean as a TRIPULANT. Join as a passenger anytime you want for a month!

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    WHALE SERENATA: pledge for one whale dancing mission in the southern hemisphere. You will be invited to join a magical session in real time watching and listening to whales on their travels to feed in the Patagonia Sea around Chile and Argentina. Be prepared to swim with Humpbacks and/or Blue Whales (location and dates can vary).

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    EARLY BIRDS 6mo. Unlimited MISSION Explorer: enjoy missions and explore the ocean as a TRIPULANT. Join as a passenger anytime you want!

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    EARLY BIRDS 6mo. AcquatiCo Pilot +1 TShirt. You can schedule and pilot a submarine through your iPhone, iPad, Smartphone or web Browser at ocean depths. HOW COOL IS THAT? (please review Q&A for scheduling procedures)

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    EARLY BIRDS Personalized PILOT COURSE Webinar (learn how to better navigate the submarine) + Kickstarter Limited Premium Account AcquatiCo Member will get you a Lifetime Founder Emblem. You will also get UNLIMITED MISSION Explorer access and join as a passenger anytime you want!

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    GET your own FULLY FUNCTIONAL AquatiCo Submarine Robot with WIFI capabilities. If you require another type of communication (not WIFI), we'll need to understand your target location to determine technology. NDA signature will be required and additional costs may incur.

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