Sealing off the North Sea - will the climate crisis force engineers to think this big?

300 miles

Norway

Equivalent to the distance between Brighton and Newcastle

Scotland

North

Sea

Newcastle

Birmingham

Amsterdam

100 miles

London

The same distance as between London and Birmingham

Brighton

Le Havre

France

How the dyke compares to other projects

300 miles

The proposed Scotland to Norway dyke

100 miles

Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge, China

50 miles

Panama Canal

20 miles

Saemangeum sea wall, South Korea

300 miles

Norway

Equivalent to the distance between Brighton and Newcastle

Oslo

Gothenburg

Scotland

North

Sea

Newcastle

Copenhagen

Birmingham

Amsterdam

100 miles

London

The same distance as between London and Birmingham

Germany

Brighton

Le Havre

France

How the dyke compares to large-scale projects

300 miles

The proposed Scotland to Norway dyke

100 miles

Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge, China

50 miles

Panama Canal

20 miles

Saemangeum sea wall, South Korea (world’s longest manmade dyke)