Advancing ocean multi-use viability in European waters
The UNITED project is providing evidence for the viability of ocean multi-use through the development of five demonstration pilots in the European marine environment. UNITED is: The UNITED pilots will boost the capacity of the Blue Economy within European waters and increase the efficiency and multi-functionality between traditionally competing interests in these sectors.The viability of ocean multi-use solutions will be promoted through the UNITED activities by realising pilots from TRL5 to TRL7, improving health and safety of ocean multi-use solutions, enhancing economic viability, raising societal awareness, improving skills and competencies of those working and being trained to work within the Blue Economy, and contributing to policy making in research, innovation and technology.
UNITED will enhance the technological readiness levels of multi-use solutions, involving industrial actors and integrating knowledge, technologies and facilities. It will also propose business models to reduce operation costs and generate benefits to all sectors involved.
UNITED is a consortium of 24 project partners, including SUBMARINER Network’s members.
Ivana Lukic , Team Lead MSP & MPA