In the coming years, the world’s oceans will see a growing development of marine infrastructures including offshore wind farms, marine aquaculture farms and offshore ports. Whilst the need for such developments is dictated by the over-exploitation of coastal resources and ecosystems, it is essential to ensure that offshore developments are sustainable. The development of such infrastructure must draw upon knowledge and technology across a wide range of disciplines, in order to reduce social and economic costs and minimise the impacts on marine ecosystems.
Offshore Platforms (also known as Multi-Use Platforms at Sea, or MUPS) can represent a solution to meet these growing demands. This website presents some of the leading technology development activities relating to multi-use platforms at sea.
The ENTROPI project looked at innovations in design, anchoring, shared uses and other areas that could achieve significant cost reductions for Multi-Use Offshore Platforms. To find out more click here