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Blue21 joins the 2nd Community of Practice on floating solar
We are thrilled to be back and witness the incredible progress of the Innozowa project, which Blue21 helped initiate back in 2017. Last Friday, we participated in a Community of Practice (CoP) meeting on floating solar and water quality at Waterschap Rivierenland.
Resilience, Disaster Mitigation, and Infrastructure (RMI) Week 2023
Our co-founder Rutger De Graaf-van Dinther has been invited to give a lecture on Floating Construction at the 1st International Short Course Program RMI Week 2023.
Meet our Innovator | Rutger de Graaf-van Dinther Blue21
We are excited to announce that our co-founder Rutger De Graaf-van Dinther kicked off the “Meet the Innovators” series by Buccaneer Delft.
Blue21 joins online discussion: Why the Industrialization of the Ocean Matters
We are excited to share that Fen-Yu (Vicky) Lin, project manager of the Blue21 team, will be joining an interdisciplinary discussion on the significance of Industrialization of the Ocean.
Blue21 cofounder, Rutger de Graaf, speaking at JMSE Webinar 2023
An interesting webinar is about to take place on Floating Solutions for Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Cities.
We have a new vacancy
Are you a salesperson ready to make an impact with your job? We have a wonderful opportunity for you!
Blue21 team wishes you Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
2023 is around the corner, Blue21 would like to thank our clients, partners and friends for your support throughout 2022 and for being part of the Blue Revolution.
Blue21 cofounder, Rutger de Graaf, invited to speak in Hong Kong
Our co-founder Rutger De Graaf-van Dinther was invited to join the Research Institute for Land and Space (RILS) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for 10 days.
Two young engineers joining Blue21 team
Our team is expanding and last week we officially welcomed two young engineers to our team, Anna Louka and Lindert van Tongeren.
We share our insights, experiences, and latest developments in the field of floating infrastructure which you can use it as an inspiration for your own projects.
6th floating eco home in Delft in the making
The 6th and final floating eco home in the Harnaschpolder in Delft is currently in the making. Private water plots The municipality of Delft and DeltaSync started this unique project in 2009, together with future inhabitants. It is one of the first floating housing...
Proud to be in French Huffington Post
Time's is ticking for the COP21 with only one week left to come up with solutions. The French edition of the Huffington Post wants to help and came up with a list of buildings of the future to adapt to global warming. We are so proud to be in this list of beautiful,...
Interviewed on BBC World Service Radio!
Rutger de Graaf, founder of Blue21 and Deltasync, appeared on BBC World Service Radio yesterday. Great to hear the guests discuss about floating cities as a possible solution to solve global challenges! Like Heather McGray, Director Vulnerability & Adaptationat...
Dear global leaders: water is the key
As we speak, 'Paris' is trying hard to solve one of the world's biggest challenges ever: how to deal with global climate change? By Rutger de Graaf-van Dinther (Blue21) This is a complex problem with many interrelated issues, such as water management, food supply and...
How to stay within 2°C temperature rise? Use 1% of the ocean
To minimize temperature rise, in the long run just capturing CO₂ is not enough. We have to start using CO₂ as a resource. This is how. Global leaders are, as we speak, trying to achieve an international agreement to keep the temperature increase below 2°C. We want to...
Will you join us today at the Pre-party Climate @Leiden?
Our founder Rutger de Graaf will be the keynote speaker at the Pre-party Climate 2015, this afternoon in Leiden. Don't have any plans yet? Check out the program and register here. See you there!
Growing food on water up to 200x more efficient than on land
According to a recent study presented at the Amsterdam International Water Week 2015, growing food on water is up to 200 times more efficient compared to average agriculture on land. Barbara Dal Bo Zanon, architect and researcher at DeltaSync, is currently working on...
Amsterdam builds floating pier for houseboats
For the first time a floating pier has been constructed for floating houses in which electricity, cable and watersupply are fully integrated. The waterplots for 34 houseboats were sold out in no time. The project is called Waterwonen Amsterdam and is located at the...
Floating buildings up to 15 floors can withstand hurricanes
New research shows that it is technically feasible to create floating high-rise buildings of 15 floors at sea, even under hurricane conditions. This is one of the conclusions of our intern Kelvin Ko, who just completed his Civil Engineering Masters thesis at TU Delft....
How To Avoid The Next Atlantis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeDIPrOSWbU This great video shows in 2 minutes why we need a blue revolution... We even discovered two of our designs are in it, so stay tuned till 1:13. Thank you AXA for telling this important story!