The earth is constantly in motion: Continents divide and shift, earthquakes and tsunamis jostle mountain ranges and coastlines, and volcano eruptions cover villages and mighty cities with lava and ash. As the planet’s population grows, humankind picks up where nature leaves off, further altering the landscape to accommodate its ever-changing needs or to build up protection against the damaging force of the elements. In communities surrounded by various waterways, this could mean building up levees to protect against the sea like the MOSE (Modulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico, Experimental Electromechanical Model) project created to protect Venice, Italy, from being flooded by the Adriatic Sea, or filling in areas with sand and soil to create scenic islands and new spaces to develop housing communities and commerce. DEME N.V. understands well the need to take the lands and seas into humanity’s hands. It maintains water lanes and constructs large ports as one of the world’s preeminent dredging companies.