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.


02-10-2014 Webinar Drijvend Bouwen 7 oktober / 4 november 2014

This article is only available in Dutch

Na eerdere succesvolle webinars organiseert SKB weer nieuwe webinars. Ditmaal over waterkwaliteit en ecologie bij drijvend bouwen. Rutger de Graaf en Floris Boogaard hebben onderzoek verricht naar de waterkwaliteit en ecologie bij...[more]



30-09-2014 Deltas 2014: Concept of floating cities grabs imagination at international congress on river deltas

Is it a dream of young engineers or will it be the future? Large floating living areas on inner waters or even off the coast? Whatever the answer, fact is that the workshop on floating cities during the conference Deltas in times of climate change in Rotterdam on 25 September,...[more]


20-06-2014 The Green Village partner event

On Tuesday, June 18 DeltaSync was a guest of the Green Village partner event. Led by Ad van Wijk and TV presenter Froukje Jansen visitors were taken on a journey across the different sections of the Green Village: Future Labs, Engines, The Store, and Events. During the last...[more]


05-06-2014 Survey on the effects of floating urbanization

Together with Tauw and Deltares DeltaSync conducted a nation-wide survey on the effects of floating urbanization on water quality and ecology. Over the past few months the survey was conducted, together with students, using a so-called underwater drone. The drone, which was able...[more]


27-05-2014 Netwerkborrel Platform Drijvend Bouwen

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Op 5 juni zal in het drijvend kantoor van Waternet in Amsterdam de eerste borrel worden gehouden van de stichting Platform Drijvend Bouwen. Naast de mogelijkheid tot bezichtigen van het drijvend kantoor zal er gesproken worden over de...[more]



10-04-2014 In the press

The press was very much interested in the work of DeltaSync in the past months. Publications and interviews include the Guardian, Sky News and BBC Radio. You can read the news article on The Guardian here Watch the Sky News video here[more]


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