D7.1 report: A list of functional requirements for the design
The purpose of this report is to summarize and document the results of Task 7.2. In order to be able to make a suitable design for Living@Sea, the experiences, needs and wishes of current and future inhabitants are collected. A two-phased procedure was used. The first step was a survey of the WPs with the purpose to learn about their information needs. The second step was a qualitative questioning of experts (people with at least several months experience of living and working in artificial and isolated habitats). The interview guideline was based on the results of the survey of WPs. The outcome of the investigation is a list of functional requirements for the design from the users’ perspective in terms of comfort, availability, working conditions, design of the living area and the outdoor area, communication, social life, leisure, safety, shopping, and ecology.
An environment under which the participants could imagine themselves living permanently offshore needs to fulfil several aspects: Regarding comfort the increase of the platform’s stability, the provision of soundproof rest areas as well as odour-free living spaces was stated. The living area should be appealing and creative as well as provide increased space availability and intimate private retrieval zones. Outside spaces should be foreseen including green spaces and communal areas. If working offshore permanently shall become an attractive concept also changes from a regulatory point of view would need to happen. The participants would like to have regular working hours as on the mainland. Furthermore, the community size should be adjusted so that finding friends but also avoiding each other is possible. Lastly, the participants would like to have the possibility of taking and integrating or at least being able to receive visits and/or visit their family regularly. d7.1
D8.1 report: Outline of concepts for aquaculture on floating modular islands
This report describes concepts for aquaculture that can be considered for application at floating modules as being developed in the Space@Sea project. It provides an inventory of the culturing options of a range of organisms; i.e. fish, shellfish (mussels), seaweeds and microalgae. A general description is provided for state-of-the-art systems for culturing these organisms. In relation to the use of floating modules, several options are available for the positioning of culturing systems. They can be positioned on deck of the modules, placed under the models or in between them. Also “open” modules specifically designed for aquaculture could be considered. In addition, the modules could serve as an anchoring point for culture systems placed on the outside of modules. Finally, culture systems may be anchored independent, where modules are only used to deliver services, including work space. For each relevant combination of organism-culture system-position a factsheet is provided giving a short description, the main characteristics and requirements and a Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats (SWOT) analysis. Possible combinations are discussed and it is proposed to perform a multi-criteria analysis to select the most promising options for further elaboration with respect to the application at/with floating modules and in combination with other functions of floating islands, and combinations. d8.1
D9.1 report: Cargo and cargo streams
- Thessaloniki: best overall
- Constantza: best regarding the added value of a platform that shall take over future planned developments
- Hamburg, Amsterdam and Antwerp: best from a logistical hotspot point of view
Expected cargo flows at these locations are (see Ch.0 for details):
- Thessaloniki - Dry Bulk and/or Unitized
- Constantza - Dry Bulk
- Antwerp - Dry Bulk and/or Unitized
Other functions, in addition to the Transport&Logistics, that can be expected at each of the locations are very dependent on the overall design and basic engineering but regardless of the selected location the following are expected:
- Living aspects, either temporary or permanent are expected to be present.
- At the very least, energy generation and storage for the required day-to-day operations shall be provided. Locations with offshore wind farms nearby are preferred so Constantza, with its development plan and locations with access to the North Sea (i.e. Hamburg, Amsterdam and Antwerp) wind farms would be ideal. Proximity to an offshore wind farm would make the Transport&Logistics hub also suitable for a windmill O&M platform.
- Food production and storage would be ideal, but the other aspect take precedence on the Transport&Logistics hub. d9.1
D12.7 report: Data management plan
This deliverable provides the Data Management Plan, which details how data will be stored, tagged and archived throughout and after the project. The Data Management Plan deals with how data will be stored in a secure and privacy-safeguarding way, and how reuse and sharing after the project will be ensured. The deliverable also provides governance arrangements on how to carry out the Data Management Plan in practice. The deliverable is considered a living document that will be updated over the course of the project, when necessary from law or changes in policies by the EU Commission or one of the partners. d12.7