Doggerland was an area of land, now submerged beneath the southern North Sea, that connected Britain to mainland Europe. It was flooded by rising sea levels around 6500–6200 BC. Geological surveys have suggested that it stretched from where Britain’s east coast now is to the present-day Netherlands, western coast of Germany, and peninsula of Jutland.”

074 2015 travel journal -Doggerland


©: William E. McNulty and Jerome N. Cookson, NGM staff. Sources: Simon Fitch and Vincent Gaffney, University of Birmingham UK, North Sea Paleolandscapes Project.
tags: #doggerland #north sea #doggersbank

NB: ‘dogger’ refers to a certain type of fishing boat

074a 2015 travel journal -Doggersland & North Sea Drainage II

North Sea Drainage ProjectNorth Sea Drainage ProjectNorth Sea Drainage Project to Increase Area of Europe
Huge dam towers 90 feet above the North Sea to form artificial coastline. (by comparison: the Dutch famous ‘Afsluitdijk’ is 35 feet high …)
If the extensive schemes for the drainage of the North Sea are carried out according to the plan illustrated above, which was conceived by a group of eminent English scientists, 100,000 square miles would be added to the overcrowded continents of Europe. the reclaimed land will be walled in with enormous dykes, similar tot he Netherlands Dykes, to protect it from the sea and the various rivers flowing into the North Sea will have their courses diverted to different outlets by means of canals.
©: Modern Mechanics nov. 1930
tags: #north sea drainage #modern mechanics

074b Wind energy -Horns Rev

“Horns Rev 1 comprises of 80 efficient wind turbines capable of producing 160 MW. The annual production of wind turbines corresponds to the consumption of 150,000 households. Horns Rev 1 is located in the North Sea 14 kilometres west of Denmark.”
©: www.hornsrev.dk/en
tags: #wind energy #denmark

074c Wind energy -Largest floating offshore wind farm

On 7th Jul 2015 GE/Statoil launched the 2nd Open Innovation Challenge – “Reduced use of water in onshore operations”.

©: For more information about this and future challenges and to contribute, please visit us again at innovate.statoil.com
tags: #wind energy #scotland #statoil

ENVIRONMENT: ‘Giant dam enclosing North Sea’
Giant dams enclosing North Sea could protect millions from rising waters
Dams between Scotland, Norway, France and England ‘a possible solution’ to problem
the Guardian 12.02.2020

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