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.


10-04-2014 Study on potential of floating urbanization in delta cities

Together with the Rotterdam University of Applied Science and the BlueRevolution Foundation DeltaSync is conducting research on the potential of floating urbanization for individual delta cities around the world. The BlueRevolution strategy is used as a starting point for the...[more]



19-03-2014 Aqua Dock project launches at RDM Campus Rotterdam

On March 12th at the RDM Campus in Rotterdam the Aqua Dock was launched. Aqua Dock will be the location for testing, demonstrating and producing of innovations on water. It is a co-production of the City of Rotterdam, the Port of Rotterdam, Rotterdam University of Applied...[more]


12-03-2014 Project on Floating Urbanization and Water Quality starts

On March 6 the Floating Urbanization and Water Quality consortium started. The objective of the project is to collect and develop knowledge about the effects of floating urbanization on water quality and ecology. The consortium consists of 3 water boards, 4 cities, 4...[more]


05-03-2014 DeltaSync receives excellent rating from two new clients

Two new clients of DeltaSync recently completed our client survey. Both gave an excellent rating to the work of DeltaSync. They were asked to assess the performance of the company on various indicators such as creativity, quality and knowledge level. The Dutch Ministry of...[more]


23-01-2014 FloodProBE project finished

After 4 years the FloodProBE project finally came to an end. FloodProBE is a research project within the European Seventh Framework Programme, which focuses on researching technologies to protect urban areas against flooding. DeltaSync, as one of the involved parties, focused on...[more]




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