The Sand Motor is an innovative method for coastal protection. The Sand Motor (also known as Sand Engine) is a huge volume of sand that will be applied along the coast of South-Holland at Ter Heijde in 2011. Wind, waves and currents will spread the sand naturally along the coast of South-Holland. This is called ‘Building with Nature’. The Sand Motor will gradually change in shape and will eventually be fully incorporated into the dunes and the beach. The coast will be broader and safer.
Nortek b.v. in the Netherlands has acquired SeaDarq b.v., a Dutch company that specializes in software enhanced radar systems with special focus on oil spill detection, small object detection, and upper layer current measurements