Marine activities, notably offshore wind farms and aquaculture facilities, are moving further offshore as nearshore space becomes unavailable or unsustainable. There is also expanding interest in locating some port infrastructure offshore, as existing port cities become less attractive due to congestion, environmental impacts and navigational constraints.
The ENTROPI project analysed the capabilities enabling multi-use offshore platforms to highlight where targeted innovation could achieve a significant cost reduction, and define investment propositions to make those innovations happen. The project was supported by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, under its Blue Technology programme.
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