About the research
Rising sea levels and periods of prolonged drought draw salt seawater into our soils and water supplies, sometimes up to several kilometers inland. This can make them too salty and thus unusable. To find out exactly how far inland and how deep the saltwater problem reaches, Wouter Deleersnyder (KULAK - UGent - FWO) and his colleagues use a helicopter, a giant metal detector, and their knowledge of physics and geology. How all of this works is explained by Wouter in this video.