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The Northern European Enclosure Dam (NEED) is a proposed solution to the problem of rising ocean levels in Northern Europe.
The concept was conceived by the oceanographers Sjoerd Groeskamp and Joakim Kjellsson.
It would protect 25 million of inhabitants and billions and billions of property value.
That's just a drop in the ocean (pun intended).
Q.1 Is any part of Norway at real risk?
Yes, I realize that the majority of Norway's population probably lives on the coastal margin, not the interior of the country. But as sea level rise, at least they have plenty of higher ground to fall back on. (unlike the Netherlands)
Q.2 Is any part of Scotland at real risk?
Q.3 What are the nationalities of the main authors of this idea?
My take is that the places with the most to lose, and at the most risk, are the Netherlands, Denmark, and parts of the English coastline. Not Norway or Scotland.
Others have covered Netherlands and Denmark; here's the English angle.
The Holderness coastline suffers the highest rate of coastal erosion in Europe: 5 feet (1.5 m) a year on average or 2 million tonnes of material a year.
Topographically, Holderness has more in common with the Netherlands than with other parts of Yorkshire.
Dunwich; now a small village in Suffolk, pop 183
At its height it was an international port similar in size to 14th century London.
Portions of the settlement were lost at various times, with the final major act being the Grote Mandrenke
Coastal erosion continues to this day, with the last of Dunwich's many ancient churches falling into the sea between 1904 and 1922.
So... how about a dam reaching across from just north of Holderness, to the coast of Denmark, and thence up the coastline and across to... Gothenburg?
That way you can take advantage of the shallow waters across the Dogger Bank
, and the artificial islands being created as part of the North Sea Wind Power Hub
The Dogger Bank is a large sandbank in a shallow area of the North Sea about 100 kilometres (62 mi) off the east coast of England, extending a further 260 km towards Denmark. This area was once dry land, not so very long ago! Fishing trawlers working the area have dredged up large amounts of moorpeat, remains of mammoth and rhinoceros, and occasionally Palaeolithic hunting artefacts.
Dutch, German, and Danish electrical grid operators are cooperating in a project to build a North Sea Wind Power Hub complex on one or more artificial islands to be constructed on Dogger Bank as part of a European system for sustainable electricity.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Sea_Wind_Power_Hub
Nothing to see here; move along please.