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multi-Use platforms and co-locatioN pilots boosting cost-effecTive, and Eco-friendly and sustainable production in marine environments

Implementation Period:
Specific Funding Programme:

Horizon 2020 Call: H2020-BG-2018-2020 (Blue Growth) Topic: BG-05-2019


Overall budget: € 11,399,118

EU contribution: € 9,822,668.50

About the Project:

The UNITED project aims to prove that the co-existence of different activities in the same marine space is a feasible option (from an economic, social and environmental perspectives) for European maritime industry and local ecosystems. The project promotes the design of multi-purpose platforms and the development of different activities in the same area across the North Sea, the Baltic and the Mediterranean. The main activities center around 5 pillars defined through the BG-05 call (i.e. Technology, Economy, Legal/Governance/Policy, Society, and Environment). The project demonstrates the benefits of co-location of different combinations of marine activities (i.e. renewable energy, aquaculture, bio-resources, environmental restoration, maritime transport, and tourism services) in the same marine space. 

List of UNITED pilots:

  • FINO3 (DE);
  • North Sea Innovation Lab (NL);
  • BelWind (BE);
  • Middelgrunden Wind (DK);
  • Patroklos (EL).

Project Partners

  • Stichting Deltares (NL) - Coordinator; 
  • Wageningen University & Research (NL); 
  • Stichting Noordzeeboerderij (NL); 
  • Lloyds Foundation SME (UK); 
  • Forschungs und Entwicklungszentrum Fachhochschule Kiel GmbH (DE); 
  • University of Gent (BE); 
  • Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (BE); 
  • Wings-ICT-Solutions (EL); 
  • Ecologic Institut Gemeinnützige GmbH (DE); 
  • Oceans of Energy B.V. (NL); 
  • SPOK Consultants (DK);
  • Brevisco (BE); 
  • Kongsberg Maritime Contros GmbH (DE); 
  • ACTeon (FR); 
  • Parkwind (BE); 
  • Etablissementen Franz Colruyt NV (BE); 
  • Toegepast Natuurwetenschaplijk Onderzoek (NL); 
  • University of Southern Denmark (DK); 
  • The Seaweed Company (IE); 
  • Kieler Meeresfarm GmbH (DE); 
  • Hidromod (PT); 
  • Planet Blue Dive Center (EL); 
  • Kastelorizo Aquaculture (EL); 
  • Ventolines (NL); 
  • Jan de Nul Group (BE).