The TROPOS Project
The key objective of the TROPOS project was the development of a floating modular multi-use platform system for use in deep waters.
Such systems could combine renewable energy generation from wind with other uses, such as fish farming or pumping pressurized water ashore to reduce the energy consumption of desalination plants such as those used on islands such as the Canary Islands.
By combining multiple sustainable production technologies in one location, the researchers hope to provide highly productive and cost-effective solutions to climate change mitigation, as well as reduce the overall environmental impact of such activities and create jobs on the local coastlines.
For more information on the TROPOS project, visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/about/sustainability/themes/climate-change/research/tropos-project
Contributor: David Ingram, Professor of Computational Fluid Dynamics, School of Engineering
With thanks to the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility
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