Innovation: Tsunami Barrier by Johann van den Noort

Johann van den Noort’s mechanical shoreline barrier promises to neutralize tsunamis

Innovation: Tsunami Barrier by Johann van den Noort
A mechanical shoreline barrier promises to neutralize tsunamis

Innovator Johann van den Noort
Age 73
Title Founder of Van den Noort Innovations in Kampen, Netherlands
 
Form and Function
A massive concrete-and-steel design meant to weaken tsunami waves and protect vulnerable cities. Unlike other man-made barriers, it is activated and powered entirely by the force of the tsunami itself.

 
 

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