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 interconnected 50 by 50 meter platforms in the Gulf of Fonseca (Honduras). To analyse this, he both looked into what causes motion sickness or ill-comfort at sea and into the movements of these platforms. For the latter, an application was written that calculates accelerations of square platforms in any sea state, based on a theoretical approach. This application gives the freedom to calculate behavior of either 1 or 2 square platforms with sides ranging from 30 to 70 meters in any sea-state, and provides insight into the comfort level on the platform by comparing these accelerations with the human comfort levels for accelerations. These tolerance levels have been found by performing a literature review and are based on an ISO code. From the results of the application a recommendation can be given regarding the liveability of the Seasteading modules.


In addition to this research, the Seasteading Institute has entered the next phase of the Floating City project. A model of the design they produced in cooperation with DeltaSync is currently being tested in a towing tank at the university of New Orleans, School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.


11-12-2015 Floating buildings up to 15 floors can withstand hurricanes

New research shows that it is technically feasible to create floating high-rise buildings of 15 floors at sea, even under hurricane conditions.

This is one of the conclusions of our intern Kelvin Ko, who just completed his Civil Engineering Masters thesis at TU Delft. The...[more]


06-11-2015 Rotterdam opens AquaDock

On november 2nd the city of Rotterdam has officially opened Aqua Dock, a brand new hub for waterinnovations.[more]


13-10-2015 Floating Pavilion Rotterdam new original work

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Nadat de rechtbank Den Haag  in kort geding op 24 februari 2010 al had geoordeeld dat het door DeltaSync ontworpen Rotterdam Paviljoen geen auteursrechtinbreuk vormt tegenover onze mede-oprichter Bart van Bueren, heeft de rechtbank...[more]


21-09-2015 Launch Blue21

A new 'social enterprise' has launched. Together with Blue21, we want to start a Blue Revolution. How? By building the world's first floating city, and first city that actually has a positive impact on the planet. Join us and head over to www.blue21.nl[more]



12-02-2015 WAW2015 Exposition

In 2015 the WAW2015 project is being organized. WAW2015 stands for Water Awareness 2015 Solutions. The purpose of the project is to create awareness and to inform people about the world's water challenges. WAW2015 is aimed at finding solutions for these worldwide problems.[more]



08-01-2015 Informatiebijeenkomst Aqua Dock

This article is only available in Dutch

In februari vindt in Rotterdam het Aqua Dock-event plaats. Tijdens dit event wordt onder andere gesproken over Aqua Dock en de mogelijkheden voor organisaties om te kunnen deelnemen. Daarnaast zal de Community of Practice Drijvend Bouwen...[more]


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