IIn 2011 we started a pilot project: the Sand Motor. An artificial sandbank, a significant boost for innovative coastline maintenance and a perfect example of Building with Nature. Thanks to the influence of the wind and the sea currents, the Sand Motor has now grown into a beautiful nature reserve and recreational area. Its development is being closely followed and is receiving a great deal of international attention.
Ten years of research and special collaborations have resulted in an innovative way to maintain the coastal area, new possibilities for the surroundings and a wealth of knowledge. A unique connection between nature, science and society. The results of the project were presented on the 1st of July 2021 during the final conference marking 10 years of the Sand Motor, which is part of the international Coastal Dynamics conference.
The Sandmotor is an innovative way of coastline maintenance. Scientists presented the highlights of the most important insights and results of the 10 years research during this event.