The human and economic impact that tsunamis bring to densely populated and industrial coastal regions has been vividly demonstrated by recent global events – Asia in 2004 and Japan in 2011.
The increasing incidence and frequency of tsunami events triggered an urgent challenge to create a barrier capable of disrupting and neutralising the overwhelming power of tsunami waves by breaking them down, neutralizing their energy and preventing them from reaching urban, residential and economically strategic coastal areas.
This latest break-through invention is the ultimate solution designed to protect designated tsunami prone areas. Lying passively on the sea bed, it is instantly activated by the approaching water surge of the tsunami wave, automatically deploying to offer protection.
Operating independently from coastal warning systems, it can be positioned in a bay shape or along a stretched coastline and in its passive resting position, it interrupts neither shipping nor marine life.
Tsunami Barrier - Video