Phil Pauley

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Phil Pauley
Phil Pauley.jpg
Pauley in 2014
Born1975 (age 44–45)
OccupationConcept Designer and futurist
Known forSub-Biosphere 2
Home townMilton Keynes, England
AwardsGood Design Award (won)

Phil Pauley (born 1975) is a British designer and futurist, best known for his work on underwater habitats.

Phil Pauley pioneered the design of floating solar farms [1][2] for the marine environment and commercial underwater vehicles for deep sea tourism, entitled Pathfinders.[3] He has also developed the self-sustaining Sub-Biosphere 2.[4][5][6]

Phil Pauley presented the Marine Solar Cell concept at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi in 2011.

He later presented the idea at the European Space Solutions event in 2012.

In 2012-13, Phil Pauley's work was featured in the "Britain Is Great" campaign for the Queens Diamond Jubilee and London Olympic Games celebrations.[7]

In 2014, Phil Pauley published a young adult fiction novel entitled Moral Order - The Rise of Luca C. Mariner.[8]

Phil Pauley writes a blog for The Huffington Post.[9]


Year Award Organization Work Category Result
2014 Good Design Award Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design Sub-Biosphere 2 100% Sustainable Won[10]


  1. ^ "Marine Solar Cells Make The Most Of Sun And Waves". TechCrunch. January 3, 2012.
  2. ^ "Floating Webs Capture Sun and Wave Power". Discovery News. November 17, 2011.
  3. ^ "Tourist Submarine Vehicles". TrendHunter. October 1, 2014.
  4. ^ "Underwater biosphere under development". CNN. June 30, 2010.
  5. ^ "Will we ever... live in underwater cities?". BBC Future. September 30, 2013.
  6. ^ "Tasty Tech Eye Candy Of The Week". Discovery News. November 1, 2013.
  7. ^ "Britain is GREAT". GOV UK.
  8. ^ Moral Order: The Rise of Luca C. Mariner. Amazon. ASIN 1909477222.
  9. ^ "Phil Pauley at the Huffington Post". Huffington Post.
  10. ^ "Green Good Design 2014". Good Design Award.

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