Results of 10 years of the Sand Motor

Is the Sand Motor a suitable alternative to our current coastline conservation? We will be able to answer that question in 2021. Then all results of 10 years of measurements will be published. We then know what the effect of the Sand Motor is on nature, (the type of) recreation and the development of the region.

Main findings after 5 years

Curious about what the Sand Motor will deliver? We collected the first results in 2016. The conclusions are positive. We discovered the following things:

1. The Sand Motor will last longer than expected

In advance we thought that the Sand Motor would last about 20 years. The 2016 results indicate that the lifespan is longer.

2. There is a great variety of flora and fauna

The number of plant species and growing places is increasing. The number of benthic animals is also increasing, which in turn means that more birds are migrating to the Sand Motor.

3. Fewer bathers, more walkers and kite surfers

The Sand Motor mainly attracts active Dutch people. Think of walkers, runners and people who come for a walk with the dog. Visitors also come horseback riding, fishing and running. The place is very popular with kite surfers. The lagoon has now become a real hotspot.

Read the full report

Curious about what the Sand Motor delivered? Below you will find the results of the first 5 years of research.