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Multi-use of the marine space, offshore and near-shore: pilot demonstrators

Activities shall develop pilots by involving industrial actors and by integrating the available knowledge, technologies and facilities, in particular capitalising on the results of EU and national projects for the development of multi-use platforms or co-location of different activities in a marine space, and relevant support offshore vessels and autonomous vehicles. Pilots could include the reconversion/reuse of decommissioned platforms. The pilots shall aim to demonstrate in a real environment the viability (economic, social and environmental) of the multi-uses of a marine space for the output of at least two economic activities (such as renewable energy, aquaculture, marine bio-resources and biotechnologies, maritime activities and related services or tourism). The aim is to demonstrate the economic, social and environmental added-value of the multi-use of a marine space around coastal or deep sea environments and should include a business plan and a commercial economic feasibility assessment (informed by the Pilot's results), addressing possible trade-offs and costs for other sectors, for the combined activities to generate revenue. The pilots should also address health and safety issues, including for the logistics, ancillary infrastructure and maintenance services. Societal acceptance should also be integrated, especially by involving local communities. The interdisciplinary and cross-sectorial nature of the project should also apply to training activities improving the professional skills and competencies and supporting the creation of new jobs in the blue economy.

Deadline: 
23 January 2019 - 17:00:00 Brussels time
Type of Project: 
European
Fund: 
Horizon 2020
Budget: 
€ 18.000.000​
Sector of activity: 
Coastal protection, Coastal tourism, Environmental monitoring, Marine biotechnology, Maritime and coastal tourism, Ocean renewable energy, Protection of habitats, Research & innovation, Social inclusion
Other sector of activity: 
Coastal protection, Coastal tourism, Environemental monitoring, Marin aquaculture, Marine biotechnology, Maritime and coastal tourism, Ocean renewable energy, Protection of habitats, Research & innovation, Social inclusion