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The Ocean of Tomorrow 2011 / FP7‐ OCEAN‐2011 / OCEAN.2011-1 Multi-use offshore platforms
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PLOCAN (ES) - UEDIN (UK) - UNI-HB (DE) - WavEC (PT) - UPM (ES) - FRAUNHOFER (DE) - PMP-TVT (FR) - NIVA (NO) - RISO-DTU (DK) - SEAPOWER (ES) - PHYTOLUTIONS (DE) - HCMR (GR) - NSYSU (TW) - AID (ES) - BV (FR) - ECN (FR) - ENEROCEAN (ES) - FAI (UK) - ACCIONA (ES) - DCNS (FR) - INABENSA (ES)
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Modular multi-use deep water offshore platform harnessing and servicing Mediterranean, subtropical and tropical marine and maritime resources
The key objective of the TROPOS project was 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 was 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 focused 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 were: