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UNITED WORKSHOP 4 |
Multi-Use Business Cases and Economics

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EVENT REPORT

17|05|2022
UNITED WORKSHOP 2 |
Training Workshop - Aquaculture
Multi-use offshore: Environment and Biology

This highly interactive online training workshop raised the awareness and increased the knowledge on multi-use, for private or public stakeholders involved in the maritime sector. For 2.5 hours, pilots of the UNITED project shared their two years of experience dealing with issues related to the measurement of the environmental parameters and the integration of these parameters within the UNITED assessment framework. 

After the general presentation of the UNITED project, the assessment framework was introduced and followed by the lesson learnt in three Pilots (Greece, Germany, Belgium). The workshop was concluded by active discussions with the participants, on environmental impact views and ways to measure these impacts. 

Many thanks to all the participants for their contributions. We had very fruitful discussions with stakeholders from different UNITED pilot sites. One resulting statement of the workshop: The impact assessment of multi-use development should be done in comparison to the development of two single uses!

EVENT REPORT

20|09|2022
UNITED WORKSHOP 3 |
Training Workshop - Aquaculture
Multi-use offshore: Technology Transfer

The third UNITED public training workshop “Aquaculture-Multi-use offshore: Technology Transfer was the perfect combination between Research and Technology innovations!

The first part of the event provided some background information on the UNITED project and was followed by presentations of three pilot projects (Greece, Belgium and Germany) that each face biofouling issues. Each presenter provided an update on the current status of their pilot and the approaches in place to tackle these issues. 

The second part was an opportunity for three companies to share their innovative solutions to prevent fouling on marine structures. The solutions introduced can provide long-term sustainable remediation systems that do not harm the environment.

In between and after both sessions, there was great engagement with the attendees, whose questions allowed for an active conversation among the panelists, particularly on the extent of biofouling on the pilots’ structures and the transferability, scalability and impacts of the solutions implemented.

Many thanks to all the participants for their contributions and making this event yet another success of UNITED!

Downloads:
Recording workshop 3

PRESENTATIONS
1. UNITED project introduction
2. Greek Pilot: Antifouling solutions on aquaculture systems in food production (fish cages/sensors/mooring etc.)
3. Belgian Pilot: Fouling organisms on oyster restoration tables and algae nets
4. German Pilot: Comparison of antifouling strategies in food production
5. GralMarine (Poland) – wiper for cameras TBC
6. AML Oceanographic (Canada) – UV protection for sensors TBC (confirmed)
7. Accoros GmbH (Germany) – non biocide coating TBC 

EVENT REPORT

26|01|2022
UNITED WORKSHOP 1 |
Offshore Platform Operation, Safety and Logistics within the context of Multi-Use

The first UNITED public training workshop “Offshore Platform Operation, Safety and Logistics within the context of multi-use” was successfull. In the first part sixty attendees from France, Sweden, Tanzania and 15 other countries joined the workshop and round about thirty discussed about the topic the second session. The workshop  contributes to the capacity building of professionals working in offshore operations and logistics and reduces risks for the ongoing and future development of ocean multi-use solutions. The key takeaway from the first part of the workshop - multi-use may result in new risks - while new standards and procedures may also be needed, it is important not to create the red table. Ensuring understanding between users, and having some sort of flexibility will play an important role! Thanks to everyone who participated and for all the interesting questions we received via SLIDO!

EVENT REPORT

2. UNITED WEBINAR
GET TO KNOW THE OCEAN MULTI-USE DEMONSTRATION PILOTS

Did you miss our event on the 27th October? Check out the recording of the 2nd UNITED webinar and enjoy listening to our exciting line-up of speakers!

Our webinar showcased advances in the EU-co financed project UNITED. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, the webinar discussed several aspects of multi-use and co-location, with focus on the multi-use implementation in the five UNITED pilots. We heard about a number of challenges encountered along the way, lessons learned for future endeavours, and the key next steps in the coming period.
Thanks again to everyone who participated and for all the interesting questions we received via SLIDO!

Downloads:

Recording webinar 2

Full report

EVENT REPORT

1. UNITED WEBINAR
Challenges, risks and barriers for the large-scale commercial roll-out of ocean multi-use

The first UNITED webinar took place on 3 June 2020. The webinar, which lasted 3 hours, introduced the project to the wider audience and it initiated a broader discussion about the topic of multi-use. Over 90 attendees had an opportunity to learn about the ongoing project activities, its pilots, and involved partners. Some of the initial project results were verified via an interactive live poll session. The initial review of barriers to multi-use conducted in UNITED highlighted that not only Technological Readiness Level is important as an indicator for multi-use development progress, but also Social, Commercial & Legal Readiness Level. The live poll showed that local jobs and local seafood sources are some of the main expected benefits of the multi-use. The Q&A with speakers took place via the GoToWebinar chat and the results can be seen here. The UNITED sister project MUSICA: Multiple-use-of Space for Island Clean Autonomy was also be presented, and the presentation has been published here.

Downloads:
The UNITED Project and Multi-Use (by Ghada El Serafy)
PRESENTATION MUSICA project DALTON
PRESENTATION DANISH PILOT SORENSEN
PRESENTATION CHALLENGES RISKS AND BARRIERS VAN DEN BURG
PRESENTATION BELGIAN PILOT NEVEJAN

MENTIMETER Report 

PRESS RELEASES


First UNITED press release: Real-life Demonstration of Ocean Multi-Use Systems accross Europe

Ocean multi-use can contribute to a more sustainable and efficient use of ocean resources, providing tangible economic and environmental benefits. Thanks to its five demonstration pilots across European seas, the UNITED project will provide evidence that multi-use can be a viable approach to contribute to the EU Blue Growth Strategy and address spatial competition for both the European maritime industry and marine ecosystems. Running until 2023, UNITED will address current bottlenecks relating to the large-scale installation of ocean multi-use infrastructure, focusing on combinations of renewable energy, aquaculture and tourism... Read more.

Technology


Toolbox for data analysis, visualization, and planning for decision makers (December 2021)

Design and construction plans for the pre-operational phases of the pilots (June 2021)

Automation and scheduling tools (December 2021)

Report on Optimization of Scheduling, Operations, and Maintenance (June 2022)

Decision Support System (DSS) specifications and design for MUCLs (June 2022)

Technical report on design procedure limitations and improvements (December 2023)


Review of the State-of-the-Art


Economics

Current economic assessment and status of Pilots (April 2020)

UNITED Assessment Framework to Determine Economic Feasibility of Multi-Use Platforms (December 2020)

Assessment on the added value of MUCLs within pilots (December 2022)

The Business Case for Multi-UsePlatforms: Costs, Benefits and Lessons from Practice (December 2022)

Environment


Current environmental assessment and status of Pilots (July 2020)

Assessment Framework to Determine Ecological Feasibility of Multi-Use Platforms. (June 2021)

Report on Environmental impact assessment (June 2022)

Environmental impact assessment models for the commercial rollout of Multi-Use Platforms (December 2022)

Contribute to Generic Roadmap (June 2023)

Society


Framework and practical guidelines for stakeholder engagement (July 2020)

Report on stakeholder interactions and engagement in pilots (October 2022)

Report on training workshops for stakeholder engagement (June 2023)

Report on stakeholder interactions and engagement in pilots (June 2023)

Recommendations for successful stakeholder involvement  in multi-use platforms  (June 2023)

Legal, policy & governance


Inventory of legal and insurance aspects, risks and risk management options and the wider governance context of risk management. (October 2020)

Case specific report on legal aspects and insurance issues (June 2023)

Case specific report on risk management aspects within the confines of legal and insurance aspects. (September 2022)

Manuscript of Synthesis of Risk Governance (June 2023)


Implementation phase

Review of pilot TRL, legal aspects, technical solutions and risks (August 2020)

Developing a blueprint for the offshore site operation (April 2021)

Curriculum for offshore course, guideline and learning manual (April 2021)

Joint monitoring, operation and maintenance protocol (July 2022)

Report on harmonized findings from pre-operational and operational phase (September 2022)

Development and implementation of a decommissioning procedure (March 2023)

Synthesis report for pilots (June 2023)


Assessment and validation

Report on technical assessment and validation (December 2022)

Report on socio-economic assessment and validation (July 2022)

Report on environmental assessment and validation (September 2022)

UNITED auditing procedures and TRL assessment manual (November 2022)

Implementation Plan for the operation and maintenance (December 2022)


Communication and dissemination

Final dissemination report (June 2023)

Initial Communication plan (July 2020)

Final report on ecosystem building and stakeholders empowerment (June 2023)

Knowledge Transfer Plan (December 2021)

Report on training sessions for knowledge transfer (June 2023)

Report on training sessions for technology transfer (June 2023)

Commercialisation roadmap (June 2023)

A final communication report (June 2023)