Victoria Harbour is one of Hong Kong's greatest assets; however, the balance between recreational and commercial uses of the harbour favours commercial uses. The report examined this imbalance from the marine perspective. The students audited the 50km of waterfront twice and conducted interviews with major stakeholders to assess necessary improvements to land/water interfaces and to provide recommendations on improvements to the land/water interfaces with the goal of making Victoria Harbour a truly "living" harbour.

Victoria Harbour Marine Infrastructure Database
This embedded Google Earth plugin is just a demonstration of our database. For the full database, and to toggle the different categories of land/water interfaces, please download the .KMZ file and open it in Google Earth.

One of the goals of our project was to identify the existing land/water interfaces in the harbour. We created a database using Google Earth to help organize the data we collected during our audit and photographic survey. The Victoria Harbour Marine Infrastructure Database is a database of the existing marine infrastructure in Victoria Harbour. It includes the land/water interfaces we identified during our audit and a photographic survey of the harbour, development plans and proposals for the harbourfront, and important marine-supporting infrastructure located in other areas of Hong Kong.

The database contains five folders:

The embedded Google Earth above includes the Action Areas, Land/water interfaces, and Other marine resources folders only. For the complete database, please download the KMZ file below and open it using Google Earth.

About Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP)

Pictured from left to right: Alexander Muir, Lucas Scotta, Alexander Wong,
Becky Yang, Jarrad Fallon, Brian Berard, Santiago Lora, Eric Rosendahl

Every student who attends Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) is required to complete three projects. The Interactive Qualifying Project, commonly known as IQP, is one of those requirements that is typically completed during junior year. These projects focus primarily on how technology and society impact one another. With twenty five WPI project centers around the world, going abroad to complete an IQP is an extremely popular choice. The students pictured above had all chosen to come to Hong Kong and teamed up with a liaison and sponsor, Paul Zimmerman of Designing Hong Kong Ltd., to complete their IQP. With the help of two advisors, the WPI students spent fourteen weeks working on this project.