Submitted by: Ariel Yang
Airports are extremely valuable in large cities and islands, but the lack of land and space has forced scientists to turn their interest to the sea. Some have proposed an interesting idea: what if we build the runways on the limitless flat surface of the sea?
In fact, scientists already have a design concept in mind! From the floating deck to the support structures, scientists around the world have given their input. For example, a smaller-scale version of the proposed 1,000 meter floating runway had been created and tested in Japan in 1995 as a project called the Tokyo Mega-Float.
It is very possible that in the nearest century, the idea of floating airports will be feasible in real life. Although, we currently face technological and economical issues, we can still foresee that the future of floating airports is on its way.