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Design Firm Hired to Create Floating Islands to Save Locals From Rising Sea Level [Video]

Written on August 17, 2012 by Lulu

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Maldivian government hires Dutch Docklands International to build artificial islands to save citizens from rising waters, as a result of climate change

The government of has hired the architecture firm, , to create that will be able to rise along the increasing .

Maldives, the lowest country in the world is at risk of losing their islands, risking the lives of around 300,000 people, residing across 200 inhabited islands. The sea level surrounding the nation is increasing at a rate of around 3.3mm per year, as a result of .

The architecture firm is assigned to build floating islands, that are made of a durable structure that will leave the marine ecosystem, unharmed.

Island structures made of strong cables or telescoping pole will be affixed to the seabed. This enables movement in case of extreme weather, allowing modifications for length or location, if the need arises.

The first structures to be built are a series of luxury islands and golf courses and eventually affordable housing will be built along with more resorts and tourist spots.

Check out video from Dutch Docklands International for more details on this ambitious project:

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