Sediment flows can be converted into bio-based structures off the coast: they become basins that retain water between the tides. The water flowing in and out drives turbines to generate energy.
Tidal energy is a commercially promising form of energy from the ocean. The technology – similar in operation to wind turbines – is advanced, but has only modest power generation so far. Great Britain has big plans and has invested millions in recent years, particularly in Scotland. Dutch companies see tidal energy as an important […]
Years of dredging the shipping lane to Antwerp, has made the canals in the Westerschelde deeper. This has increased the flow rate of the water while the estuary’s storage capacity diminished. Coastal defense and biodiversity suffer from the strong currents in the Westerschelde. Extensive deepening and widening of the navigation channel reinforce this. The ecology […]
Zeeland is ready for a new century. A century that will bring challenges we can only solve by bringing together nature, energy and human use. Stroom is a proposal to connect the production of sustainable energy to necessary climate adaptation. The Westerschelde estuary is dealing with rising sea levels and increasing tidal range. This threatens […]