Presentations seminar 'The Floating Future'

We see an increasing interest in floating mega islands, to be used as energy islands, floating ports, farms or floating cities. Our first research has shown that in view of large mooring forces and strict motion requirements, designing these islands can be quite a challenge.

During the seminar ‘The Floating Future’ on March 7 we addressed the different applications within specific projects and the possible start of an open innovation for the development of floating islands. More than 120 participants joined the lively discussions of the different floating concepts.

Read or download the following presentations here (owncloud)

Opening Bas Buchner (President) MARIN
Life@Sea: future use of our oceans Olaf Waals (Manager Offshore) MARIN
Space@Sea Maarten Flikkema (Senior Project Manager R&D) MARIN
Flexible floating mega structure for blue solar energy - BlueS project Sebastian Schreier (Assistant professor in Ship Hydromechanics) Delft University
An insight into seaweed production on the Dutch North Sea: Sustainable, Large scale and multifunctional Koen van Swam (Coordinator Stichting Noordzeeboerderij) Stichting Noordzeeboerderij

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