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.


08-07-2013 Flood proofing critical infrastructure of Dordrecht

A case study on the critical infrastructure of Dordrecht has been carried out by students Tom den Ouden and Bob Souwer from the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. The objective was to look for quick-wins in flood proofing hotspot buildings within a critical infrastructure...[more]


24-06-2013 Connecting to the Floating Future

The Community of Practice Floating Construction (CoP) organized 'Connecting to the Floating Future', the 20th of june. The next step in collecting, sharing and building knowledge in the field of floating construction.[more]



27-03-2013 Newsletter

The latest DeltaSync newsletter is released.[more]


25-01-2013 BBC: Should we build new cities at sea?

BBC News interview with Bart Roeffen from DeltaSync at the Floating Pavilion in Rotterdam and the floating homes in Delft.

Link to BBC News[more]


23-12-2012 Seasons greetings

Our best wishes for a white Christmas and a bright New Year on a Blue Planet

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19-11-2012 Public lecture: Blue Revolution

'About 70% of the earth surface is still used inefficiently. While on the land a transition has been made to organized agriculture, on the water we are still basically hunters and gatherers', according to Rutger de Graaf, lector Adaptive construction at the knowledge centre...[more]


26-10-2012 First watervillas launched in the Harnaschpolder of Delft

With great public attention and in the presence of Delft council member Stephan Brandligt (sustainable development), the first two floating foundations were launched. An exciting moment, because even for the builders it is not an ordinary job. Floating buildings are still a...[more]


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