Innovation: Tsunami Barrier by Johann van den Noort

Johann van den Noort’s 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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