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Multiple-use-of Space for Island Clean Autonomy

Funding Programme:

European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Funding Programme:

European's Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme


Completion Year:


Contact Person(s):

Coordinator: Gordon Dalton
Email: (g[dot]dalton[at]ucc[dot]ie)

Implementation Period:
Specific Funding Programme:



Overall budget: € 9,834,521.43
EU contribution: € 8,999,705.00

About the Project:

MUSICA project has developed a replicable smart multi-usage of space (MUS) platform for the concurrent use of three types of renewable energy – wind, PV and wave – at small islands. This will also contribute to the advancement of a successfully tested multi-use platform (MUP) developed by a Greek state university and a private company. This will offer a one-stop decarbonising shop for the islands that includes on-site energy storage, modelling and forecasting, desalination, and so-called green services to support aquaculture. Small islands will now be able to take optimal advantage of limited space and staff while MUSICA will provide a full suite of solutions for ‘Blue Growth’ that are not cost-prohibitive.

Project partners

  • University College Cork - Coordinator (IE);
  • Heriot-Watt University (UK);
  • University of the Aegean (EL);
  • Municipality of Chios (EL);
  • University of Malta (MT);
  • Coral Ltd (EL);
  • International Consortium of Research Staff Associations (IR);
  • Network of Sustainable Greek Islands (EL);
  • Platforma Oceania de Canarias (ES);
  • Innosea (FR);
  • Aquabiotech Ltd (MT);
  • NeoDyne Ltd (IE);
  • SinnPower Gmbh (DE);
  • INSB Class International Classification Society (EL);
  • Forkys (EL).