The Equinox concept is a carbon neutral offshore farming platform and mobile fresh produce market. It is intended to serve costal regions with an emphasis on areas with dense populations lacking adequate land for food production. This includes regions such as North Africa where arid environments support very few crops. Other markets could include highly populated areas that have very little arable land such as urban Japan and parts of coastal China.
Premium crops are grown within Equinox using hydroponic methods. The greenhouse nurtures crops and protects them from environmental exposure while at sea. The greenhouse structure also acts as a rain collector. Because of its mobility, Equinox has the ability to anchor in the most suitable location for its crops, thereby optimizing growth conditions. As crops mature, Equinox travels to dense urban port cities where it becomes an organic market in which people can buy or pick their own produce.