Multiple Use of Space for
Island Clean Autonomy


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 NameShort NameCountryMain Speciality
Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias (Coordinator)PlocanSpainCoordinator, Business model/plans, Economic feasibility, Platform manager
University College CorkUCCIrelandProject Management, Dissemination and Communication and Research and Development of Marine Renewable Energy Technologies
Heriot-Watt UniversityHWUUKPublic engagement Health and Safety
University of the AegeanUoAegGreeceFloating Platform & Desalination
Municipality of ChiosMoCGreecePublic body
University of MaltaUMMaltaEnergy Storage
Coral LtdCoralGreeceShipyard Construction Electricians Vessels
International Consortium of Research Staff AssociationsICoRSAIrelandPublic engagement Responsible research
Network of Sustainable Greek IslandsDAFNIGreeceStakeholder Assoc.
Aquabiotech LtdABTMaltaAquaculture
NeoDyne LtdNeoDyneIrelandElectrical and Automation Design
SinnPower GmbhSinnPowerGermanyWave Energy
INSB Class International Classification SocietyINSBGreeceStandards Body
ForkysForkysGreeceAquaculture developer




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

Blue Growth Farm

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.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 862252.