Tiny Oceans: The Tiny Oceans Institute

I'm documenting my process in creating Tiny Oceans: Currents-- a game exploring the world of the ocean's tiny creatures

The idea: Scientists and researches from an advanced marine institute observer zooplankton

Where would the Tiny Oceans institute exist and why?

I started drawing and asking questions. Where would have the institute's founders selected?  I imagined something of a combination of Monterey, California, Capri on the Italian Coast  and Matsushima, Japan -- part ocean, part land, beautiful etched and eroded mountains grasped by plant life. An imaginary place where humans like, the plankton are subjects of their environment.

Both are reflections of each other--existing in rough yet delicate ever changing complex environments.