OK, we’re gonna need a bit more equipment, and maybe a few people. To start off with I’d gather the most diverse thinkers, everyone from the TED conferences, Stanford, MIT, NASA, VA-Tech and everyone from Doblin’s group and all alumni from IDEO, and the IDSA if anyone’s making a list. Then, we’ve gotta get them all down to Louisiana, Alabama and Florida, . . . like, right now!
We’d start cranking out prototype oil chutes, catchments, skimmers, filters, elevators, trapping barges, vacuum-siphon boats, oil skiffs, booming cradles, boom deployment craft, pipette wherries, diaper dinghies and swabbing canoes.
I’d have a special department creating mangrove scrubbers, sand filters, grass cleaners, leaf-wipers and blade brushes.
And I’d pay special attention to creating the most gentle bird washers, fish cleaners, crab de-oilers, oyster washers, mullett scrubbers and flounder showers.
In fact, we may need to double or quadruple that 240K square-feet, and we’re gonna need alot more equipment and train loads of sheet-metal, structural shapes, all kinds of fabrics, lots of stainless fasteners, maybe some plywood for jigs and fixtures and lots of orange paint. And truckloads of coffee, 'cause it’s gonna be the mother of all all-nighters to clean up that mess in the Gulf.