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Modular Multi-use Deep Water Offshore Platform Harnessing and Servicing Mediterranean, Subtropical and Tropical Marine and Maritime Resources

Objective

The key objective of the TROPOS project is the development of a floating modular multi-use platform system for use in deep waters, with an initial geographic focus on the Mediterranean, Tropical and Sub-Tropical regions but designed to be flexible enough not to be limited in geographic scope.

The TROPOS approach is centered on the modular development where different types of modules can be combined as appropriate in each area. In this way, the TROPOS multi-use platform system is able to integrate a range of functions from the transport, energy, aquaculture and leisure sectors, in a greater number of geographical areas than if it was a set platform design. This subsequently provides greater opportunities for profitability.

The TROPOS design will focus on a floating multi-purpose structure able to operate in, and exploit, deep waters, where fixed structures such as those piled in the seabed are not feasible. The multi-use platforms developed from the concept designs will have the potential to provide European coastal regions with appropriate aquaculture systems, innovative transport services as well as leisure and offshore energy solutions.

The main S/T objectives of the project are:
• To determine, based on both numerical and physical modeling, the optimal locations for multi-use offshore platforms in Mediterranean, sub-tropical and tropical latitudes
• To research the relations between oceanic activities, including wind energy, aquaculture, transport solutions for shipping, and other additional services
• To develop novel, cost-efficient and modular multi-use platform designs, that enable optimal coupling of the various services and activities
• To study the logistical requirements of the novel multi-use platform
• To assess the economic feasibility and viability of the platform
• To develop a comprehensive environmental impact methodology and assessment
• To configure at least three complete solutions, for the Mediterranean, Sub-tropical and tropical areas

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/structural engineering/hydraulic engineering
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology/hydrogeology
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/windpower
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/hydroelectricity/marine energy

Call for proposal

FP7-OCEAN-2011
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS
Address
Carretera De Taliarte
35200 Telde
Spain
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 643 380
Administrative Contact
Paula Pacheco Santamarina (Ms.)

Participants (20)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 403 575,03
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Noble Agenla (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 227 520
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Dittert (Dr.)
WAVEC/OFFSHORE RENEWABLES - CENTRO DE ENERGIA OFFSHORE ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 379 280
Address
Edificio Diogo Cao, Doca De Alcanta Norte
1350-352 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carla Bacelar (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 519 596,55
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gonzalo León (Prof.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 344 101,88
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
TOULON VAR TECHNOLOGIES
France
EU contribution
€ 147 827
Address
Maison Des Technologies - Place Georges Pompidou - Quartier Mayol
83000 Toulon
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Charlotte Blottiere (Ms.)
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 340 751,98
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lars Gunder Golmen (Mr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 326 485,89
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karen Hyllested Thielsen (Ms.)
ABENGOA SEAPOWER SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 66 942,12
Address
C/ Energía Solar - Palmas Altas 1
41014 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Javier Camacho (Mr.)
PHYTOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 294 169,74
Address
Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudia Thomsen (Dr.)
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 166 702,38
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stelios Kastrinakis (Mr.)
NATIONAL SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY
Taiwan
Address
Lienhai Road 70
80424 Kaohsiung
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shiau-Yun Lu (Dr.)
ADVANCE INTELLIGENT DEVELOPMENTS S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 259 170
Address
Rua D Paralela 3 Poligono
ES 36400 Porriño
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emma De Lucas (Ms.)
BUREAU VERITAS SA
France
EU contribution
€ 191 186
Address
40-52 Boulevard Du Parc Immeuble Newtime
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis Guerrero Gómez (Dr.)
ECOLE CENTRALE DE NANTES
France
EU contribution
€ 195 603,75
Address
Rue De La Noe 1
44321 Nantes Cedex 3
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michel Labrousse (Dr.)
EnerOcean S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 202 715
Address
Boulevar Louis Pateur 5, Oficina 321
29010 Málaga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pedro M. Mayorga Rubio (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 74 712
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Gregory (Mr.)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 31 500
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pedro Juberías Gallardo (Mr.)
NAVAL GROUP
France
EU contribution
€ 24 500
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 40-42
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Lockhart (Mr.)
INSTALACIONES INABENSA SA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 38 191,68
Address
Calle Energia Solar 1 Campus Palmas Altas
41014 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cristina Rodriguez Bordallo (Ms.)