18-11-2013 TEDxTalk Rutger de Graaf online

This week the TEDx video of Rutger de Graaf was published online. In this video he is talking about the need of floating cities.

Most of the bigger cities in the world are located along the coast. Every day around 150.000 people move to the city. This means that in 2100 4.5 billion people will live in cities. Combined with an ever-growing consumption this means an increase in farmland of 100% already in 2050. Land is lost due to the sea level rise and more land is needed to produce bio fuels. Eventually this means a future land scarcity of 22 million square kilometres, the size of North America.

The solution to this problem? Seventy percent of our planet is water. A lot of cities are located along the coast. New cities can be built on the water and use the waste products of the coastal cities to produce food and energy, for example in the form of floating algae farms.

To watch the whole video, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0deiRRqWLgU





01-12-2014 Research findings BlueRevolution on urban scale

At a global scale, it is known that the BlueRevolution has a huge potential. On a much smaller scale however, the urban scale, little was known. A recent study in the Rotterdam City Region has shown that there is also a great potential on the urban scale.The study examined the...[more]


28-11-2014 Webinars Drijvend Bouwen online terug te kijken

This article is only available in Dutch

Op dinsdag 4 november j.l. heeft deel 2 van de Webinar Waterkwaliteit en Drijvend Bouwen plaatsgevonden. Rutger de Graaf en Floris Boogaard hebben onderzoek verricht naar de waterkwaliteit en ecologie bij drijvend bouwen. Zij hebben in...[more]


31-10-2014 Research on comfort levels for floating platforms

Morten Joe Slingsby, Master student Offshore Engineering at TU Delft, recently finished his internship at DeltaSync. In cohesion with our research for the Seasteading Insitute, we were very interested in the level of comfort of living on a seastead, more specifically two...[more]


24-10-2014 Demonstration underwater drone

On Monday 13 October DeltaSync gave a demonstration of the new underwater drone in the Harnaschpolder, Delft. One of the attendants was Ronald Vuijk, member of the Dutch House of Representatives and former member of the Executive Board of Delft. During his career as a member of...[more]


24-10-2014 University of New Orleans tests Floating City project's concept design

The Floating City project has entered the next phase. In their newsletter the Seasteading Institute reports that a model of the project's concept design is being tested in a so-called 'wave tank' at the University of New Orleans. The study is led by Michael Capitain of Welwynd...[more]


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