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The H2Ocean work plan is structured around three interdependent and multidisciplinary components: the design of the platform concept, the development of technical solutions and the assessment of impact at different levels. The work structure has been designed to ensure the appropriate involvement and contribution from all Partners, the accurate integration of the different activities and the assessment of the platform as a whole (see PERT diagram).

The work plan consists of 11 work packages: 9 WPs to perform the Research and Technology activity, including WP2 for Technical and Scientific Coordination to ensure technical coherence of the RTD actions and to provide a risk and contingency plan; WP11 for the Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation of results and WP1 for the overall Project Management.

5 WPS ARE FOCUSED ON SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES FOR THE DIFFERENT USES
(ENERGY, TRANSPORT, AQUACULTURE):

  • WP3 Design and development of a web-based GIS tool for selection of optimal locations.
  • WP4 Design and analysis of hybrid converters for combined harvesting of open sea energy.
  • WP5 Design and analysis of offshore hydrogen generators (including freshwater desalination units).
  • WP6 Design and analysis of hydrogen storage and transport systems (HAZOP-based risk analysis).
  • WP7 Design and analysis of an autonomous offshore multi-trophic aquaculture system.

3 WPS ARE FOCUSED ON THE PLATFORM AS A WHOLE
(INTEGRATION, OPERATION, IMPACT, VIABILITY):

  • WP8 Design of logistics and operating procedures (installation, maintenance and decommissioning).
  • WP9 Assessment of environmental impact & economic viability (including other potential activities).
  • WP10 Integration of the activities in the platform (process flow diagrams).