Multi-use affordable standardised floating Space@Sea

Multi-use affordable standardised floating Space@Sea

Project Implementation Period: 
January 2017 - October 2020
Specific Funding Programme: 

H2020-EU.3.2.5. - Cross-cutting marine and maritime research


EUR 7 629 927,50

About the Project: 

The Space@Sea project consists of seventeen European partners and intends to develop a standardized and cost-efficient modular island with low ecological impact, providing “sustainable and affordable workspace at sea”. The project will research the most suitable shape of the floaters to minimize the motions. As a starting point, triangles will be used which also allow for a modular design maximizing the flexibility to add and remove deck space and applications if necessary. Offshore specialists will also design a shared mooring solution in combination with a remote monitoring and sensing system to reduce installation and maintenance costs. Space@Sea will study four applications: farming, transport and logistics hub, energy hub and living. To show the potential of multi-use modular floating islands, Space@Sea will conclude with the evaluation of three business cases with combinations of applications for various locations throughout Europe. Space@Sea will initiate digital communication to interested through a project website and Twitter (@SpaceAtSea). Workshops and other result sharing activities will be announced through these channels.

Project partners

  • MARIN (NL; Project lead)
  • Deltasync (NL)
  • DST
  • Nemos (DE)
  • TU Delft (NL)
  • Mocean Offshore (NL)
  • TU Hamburg (DE)
  • Bluewater Energy Services (NL)
  • University of Rostock (DE)
  • Gicon-Grossmann (DE)
  • Wageningen University (NL)
  • University Duisburg-Essen (DE)
  • TU Graz (AT)
  • Waterstudio (NL)
  • Icepronav (EU)
  • Val Fou (NO)
  • DEME (BE)