The Floating Future: Life @ Sea


Datum: 07.03.2018 | 09:00 - 17:00

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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’ we want to address the different applications within specific projects and the possible start of an open innovation for the development of floating islands. Sign in and join our floating future! You will have the unique opportunity to experience the floating island tests at MARIN.

Preliminary Programme

09:00 – 09:30 Registration and coffee
09:30 – 09:45 Welcome and introduction Bas Buchner (President MARIN) MARIN
09:45 – 10:15 Life@Sea: future use of our oceans Olaf Waals (Manager Offshore) MARIN
10:15 – 10:35 Space@Sea Maarten Flikkema (Senior Project Manager R&D) MARIN
10:35 – 11:00 Coffee break

Logistics & living on our oceans

11:00 – 11:30 Development of floating cities Karina Czapiewska (Floating City Developer) Blue21
11:30 – 12:00 Rise of the Blue City Koen Olthuis (CEO) Waterstudio.NL
12:00 – 12:30 Multi-use Offshore Platform (MOP) on the Guiana Shelf Thomas Lockhart (Innovation & Transformation) GICAN
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

Food & energy production at sea

13:30 – 14:00 Flexible floating mega structure for blue solar energy – BlueS project Mirek Kaminski (Professor of Ship and Offshore Structures) TUDelft
14:00 – 14:30 An insight into seaweed production on the Dutch North Sea: Koen van Swam (Coordinator Stichting Noordzeeboerderij) Stichting Noord-
Sustainable, Large scale and multifunctional zeeboerderij
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break
Open innovation challenges
15:00 – 16:00 Discussion/workshop innovation challenges
16:00 – 16:15 Transport to MARIN
16:15 Unique opportunity to experience the floating island tests at MARIN & drinks
Chairman: Olaf Waals