What is Ecoboat?
Ecoboat (boot is the Dutch word for boat) is a way of thinking about a sustainable future. A future in which one is independent of fossil fuels and prepared for a rise of the sea level. Considering the climate change, the Ecoboat idea of living at sea is not a bad one. An ever greater part of the world population lives in metropolises. Especially in metropolises the scarcity of the three essential conditions of life:
- energy, and
is felt most strongly. Most of the metropolises lie in deltas and/or along the shore. On the other side of the shoreline (envision a mirror image of the metropolis) one finds an area with just an abundance of:
- space (with proper protection against the waves, metropolises can be extended here with floating buildings and infrastructure)
- energy (this is still uncontrolled energy, that is why we don’t live there yet, but ever better methods are discovered to convert this wild energy in useful energy)
- water (with the energy of the waves sea water can be converted to drinking water and water for irrigation).
On this site you can read about different initiatives and research to make a sustainable future happen by using the space, energy and water on the other side of the shoreline.