Why

Ecosystem restoration will rebalance earth which is key to restore our climate and make way to a sustainable society. The Weather Makers see an important role for the dredging industry to accelerate these restoration works.

The dredging industry is the biggest earth moving industry in the world. Large equipment moves dredged material from one location to another. Usually the objective of dredging is to deepen, widen or maintain rivers, channels, harbours and/or to create land, reinforce the coast or to mine certain materials. It is the industry capable of moving large quantities of soil and reshape the earth on a scale visible from space. This capability grew in line with global developments: the industrial revolution, the availability of steel, the discovery of oil, the urbanization to coastal areas, etc. These events led to an increase of trade and transport: bigger ships required bigger ports and channels and larger economic zones at the coast, so more and larger dredging vessels were constructed.

Nowadays the world stands for a new challenge: invert global warming towards global cooling. The Weather Makers found a way to effectively deploy the mature dredging industry in large scale ecosystem restoration projects.

Ecosystem restoration is part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are setup to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a sustainable development agenda over the next 15 years. Ecosystem restoration complies with the goals in the biosphere which are the foundation for overall objective.

 

Ecosystem Function by The Weather Makers

Sustainable Development Goals by The Weather Makers