An international consortium of 16 partners aims to elaborate sustainable and affordable floating workspace at sea to use the maritime environment efficiently. A grid of individual and floating modules is expected to offer a multi-use platform serving the four main applications, farming and living at sea as well as an energy and transport & logistics hub.
Simulating hinterland logistics on waterways is one of DST fields of expertise. Thus, DST contributes to the strategic logistic optimisation and investigates different scenarios of hinterland connections via river-sea, short sea and inland shipping.
DST is also involved, in the concept design of a method to harvest energy from relative motions between the floating modules.
Spanning over all four applications of Space@Sea DST is responsible for the design and estimation of transport related supplies, needed storage, spare parts and maintenance schedules for the platform as a whole, to guarantee the reliable operation of Space@Sea.
Besides answering logistic questions, physical model tests in waves of the developed Space@Sea subsystems complete the DST’s scope of work.
Space@Sea is part of EU’s research programme Horizon 2020. Final results are to be expected by November 2020.
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Duration: 3 years until November 2020
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|This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 774253.|