Multiple Use of Space for
Island Clean Autonomy
A REPLICABLE SMART MULTI-USE PLATFORM
The overall Aim of MUSICA will be achieved by developing a replicable smart MUP. MUSICA will advance the existing FP7 funded MUP concept developed by the University of the Aegean (UoAeg) and EcoWindWater (EWW), (MUP called EWW in this proposal), currently at TRL5, to TRL7.
The EWW floating platform was successfully trialled in Heraclea in 2010 for 2 years, funded by FP7 of €2.8M, €1.8M national funds, remainder EU ESCF Cohesion Fund).
MUSICA will provide a full suite of
Blue Growth solutions for a small island.
|Participant Organisation Legal Name||Short Name||Country||Main Speciality|
|University College Cork (Coordinator)||UCC||Ireland||Coordinator Business model/plans Economic feasibility|
|Heriot-Watt University||HWU||UK||Public engagement Health and Safety|
|University of the Aegean||UoAeg||Greece||Floating Platform & Desalination|
|Municipality of Chios||MoC||Greece||Public body|
|University of Malta||UM||Malta||Energy Storage|
|Coral Ltd||Coral||Greece||Shipyard Construction Electricians Vessels|
|International Consortium of Research Staff Associations||ICoRSA||Ireland||Public engagement Responsible research|
|Network of Sustainable Greek Islands||DAFNI||Greece||Stakeholder Assoc.|
|Platforma Oceania de Canarias||Plocan||Spain||Platform manager|
|NeoDyne Ltd||NeoDyne||Ireland||Electrical and Automation Design|
|SinnPower Gmbh||SinnPower||Germany||Wave Energy|
|INSB Class International Classification Society||INSB||Greece||Standards Body|
The acronym UNITED stands for Multi-Use offshore platforms demoNstrators for boostIng cost-effecTive and Eco-friendly proDuction in sustainable marine activities. The UNITED project will run from 2020 until 2023 and provide evidence for the viability of ocean multi-use through the development of five demonstration pilots in the real European marine environment. UNITED will enhance the technology readiness levels of multi-use solutions, involving industrial actors and integrating knowledge, technologies and facilities.
Other ongoing Marine Multiple Use of Space Projects
The aim of the Blue Growth Farm project is thus to produce advanced industrial knowledge with a fully integrated and efficient offshore multipurpose floating platform, which provides a central protected pool to host an automated aquaculture system, capable of producing high quality fish, as well as a large storage and deck areas to host a commercial 10 MW wind turbine and a number of wave energy converters (WEC). The platform results from the suitable assembly of low-cost, corrosion-resistance, low-maintenance concrete caisson modules.
Space@Sea studies the most suitable shape of the floaters to minimise the motions. As starting point triangles are used which also allow for a modular design maximising the flexibility to add and remove deck space and applications if necessary. Offshore specialists contribute to design a shared mooring solution in combination with a remote monitoring and sensing system to reduce installation and maintenance costs. In Space@Sea four applications are studied being farming, transport and logistics hub, energy hub and living.