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Please find in this section all communication actions related to the TROPOS project.

D5.4.- Life cycle assessment of multi-use marine platforms

The TROPOS project investigates the use of multi-use offshore platforms as an opportunity for various industries to become more sustainable and increase efficiency. The use of multi-use platforms allows for combinations of functions to be integrated into one platform in order to increase efficient usage the ocean resource. Using offshore platforms as a design allows for the exploitation of the vast resources the ocean has to offer. The TROPOS project aims to realise the economic, environmental, technical and social feasibility of introducing multi-use platforms in four function areas: Transport, Energy, Aquaculture and Leisure (TEAL). The function of this report is to display the results of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of embedded carbon associated with the service life of a multi-use platform for each function (TEAL) area. This exercise is performed using four case studies to represent examples of potential TEAL uses of a platform. These case studies will then be used to inform and refine the TROPOS platform options and to allow informed decisions to be made on the final designs for the TROPOS platform.
The main sections of the report will be an LCA methodology followed by case studies in the following four areas each of which will all be compared to a business as usual scenario from a carbon perspective.
- Transport: Sustainable Production – Offshore Container Terminal
- Energy – Green & Blue – Offshore Wind Service Hub
- Aquaculture: Green & Blue – Offshore Aquaculture On-Growing Unit
- Leisure: Leisure Island – Floating Hotel

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Publication date01/30/2014

D7.5.- Second year report on dissemination and communication activities

This document, the “Second year report on dissemination and communication activities” is a deliverable of WP7. Its purpose is to present the dissemination activities implemented during the second year of the project and provide a short outlook on upcoming planned activities in 2014. It includes a cop< of each new communication material.
The key tasks for dissemination activities were introduced in Deliverable 7.3, the Communication Plan and already reported on for the first year in D7.4. An update for the following activities is included in this Deliverable:
- Communication plan.
- Project website.
- Production of further dissemination material for print and electronic media.
- EU Innovation Initiatives.
- Stakeholder Network.
- Advisory Board.

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Publication date01/29/2014

D.3.3.- Technical dossier for each of the established modules including key features

This report presents the Deliverable 3.3 – A technical dossier for each of the established modules including key features. The document introduces the assessment of the conceptual specifications and design of the modules of the platform that will give basic services in the four key sectors of interest – Transport, Energy, Aquaculture and Leisure (TEAL). Aims:
- Identification of the main oceanographic requirements for the installation area.
- Characterization of the relevant features of the installed modules by concept
- Conceptual design of the different module structures.
- Definition of systems and equipment composing each module.

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Publication date10/30/2013

D.3.4.- Technical concept dossier for the satellite unit

The purpose of this deliverable is to define the satellite units, which provide energy to the Central Unit and modules. This energy comes from renewable energy sources such as wind and sun. In this report, the specifications and conceptual design of the satellite units is described. For each of the locations identified in the ICS Concept, energy harvesting systems are defined:
- Canary Islands: For this location, sufficient solar panels are installed in order to provide the energy needed for the Leisure concept. The dimensions of the satellite unit are very large to provide the necessary energy for the proper functioning of the Leisure concept therefore it has been considered as a module. PV satellite Units are defined in deliverable 3.3 “Technical dossier for each of the established modules including key features”.
- Crete: For this location, a triangular satellite unit is defined. On this satellite unit, two wind turbines are located at the lower corners and the aquaculture cages are located between the platform legs. The platform will also be covered with solar panels which will provide additional “green” power. The aquaculture algae module is also connected to the satellite unit.
- Taiwan: A triangular satellite unit is designed for this location. The satellite unit definition for this location is the same as the ones for Crete. Nonetheless, solar panels are not installed on the satellite unit for this location and the energy income lost by this is replaced by Energy coming from an OTEC plant. This OTEC plant is considered a module because of its dimensions. This module is defined in deliverable D3.3. ”Technical dossier for each of the established modules including key features”.
In this document, the type of structure and the components of the satellite unit are described.

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Publication date10/30/2013

D3.2.- Technical concept dossier for the central unit

This report presents the Deliverable 3.2 – Technical concept dossier for the central unit. The document introduce the assessment of the conceptual specifications and design of the central unit of the platform that will provide basic services for several modules of the four key sectors of interest – Transport, Energy, Aquaculture and Leisure (TEAL components) in three platform concepts.
The aims are:
- Identification of the main oceanographic requirements of installation area.
- Characterization of the main installation modules.
- Conceptual design of the central unit according to its location and the key sectors of interest.
An executive summary of the deliverable is available in the first chapter.

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Publication date07/30/2013

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