Space@Sea to prove multi-use potential of floating islands

first_imgThe Space@Sea project has officially started with the aim of developing a standardized and cost-efficient modular island capable of producing and storing energy from offshore renewable sources, among its other multi-use applications.Space@Sea consists of seventeen European partners, including companies, research institutes and universities, united under Horizon 2020-funded project to develop a modular concept for multi-use platforms with low ecological impact.The three-year project that officially started on November 1, 2017, will study the most suitable shape of the floaters to minimize the motions at sea.The total worth of the project is around €7.6 million, out of which Horizon 2020 is providing approximately €6.8 million to support its development.As a starting point, triangles that allow modular design will be used to maximize the flexibility of adding and removing deck space and applications if necessary.Offshore specialists will contribute to design a shared mooring solution in combination with a remote monitoring and sensing system to reduce installation and maintenance costs, according to the project consortium.Maarten Flikkema, Project Coordinator at Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN), said: “The three-year project can be regarded as a success if the modular design of the multi-use platform has successfully been validated in a relevant environment at model scale.”To remind, the concept for floating mega island, comprising 87 large triangle-shaped floaters, was tested at MARIN earlier this year.During Space@Sea project, four applications for the island will be studied including farming, transport and logistics hub, energy hub and living.To show the potential of multi-use modular floating islands, Space@Sea will conclude with the evaluation of three business cases with combinations of applications for various locations throughout Europe, the project consortium said.last_img read more

WATCH: Antonio Brown drops hype video featuring Derek Carr, Jon Gruden

first_img Related News New Lions TE Jesse James ‘glad to get away’ from Steelers drama Business is still booming for Antonio Brown.The new Raiders receiver shared a hype video Monday on social media featuring new teammate Derek Carr and coach Jon Gruden, saying he is ready to “get to work.” Played to ominous music sounding like it was featured in a “Game of Thrones” episode, the video offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse at Brown’s arrival in Oakland before he inked his fresh contract. It also teased the skills he brings with him as it showed shots of him working out and running routes before ending at his introductory press conference — which he was reportedly late to.It also displayed the criticism he’s endured in recent weeks dating back to when he was drafted.center_img Antonio Brown honored to join ‘legendary’ Raiders Take a look:Let’s get to work— Antonio Brown (@AB84) March 18, 2019Brown, 30, finished with 1,297 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns for the Steelers last season.The seven-time Pro Bowl and four-time All-Pro selection has 11,207 receiving yards and 74 scores over his nine-year career spent entirely in Pittsburgh before he requested a trade this offseason.last_img read more

Unbroken Cavs promise NBA fightback against sore Warriors

first_img“He did everything he could to will our team to win,” said Lue, who was asked if James could play better and said, “I hope so. I know it’s asking a lot but he needs to lead by example. He needs to keep it up.”Warriors coach Steve Kerr wants tougher defending on James.“Overall we did not do a good job on LeBron. He got to spots he wanted to. It’s a team-wide focus and aggression that needs to change,” Kerr said.“I didn’t think we got him out of any sort of comfort zone and we’ve got to do a better job of that on Sunday.”Iguodala ‘doubtful’Golden State’s Stephen Curry scored 29 points with nine assists, Kevin Durant added 26 points and nine rebounds and Thompson added 24 points.The Warriors have two injured starters, with Andre Iguodala having missed the past four games with a bruised left leg.“He has done some work. He’s feeling a little bit better,” Kerr said. “I would just call him doubtful for game two. We’ll see how it goes.”Thompson suffered a left leg injury early in game one but vowed to play through pain.“Sore but nothing too bad,” Thompson said. “I knew it would be sore but luckily we have a couple days between games so it will get right. “We lost a tough game,” Lue said. “We can’t dwell on that. We can’t live on that or we won’t be able to perform in game two. So we have to get on with it.“Listen, we’re not broken. We lost a game. It was a tough game for us. The guys’ confidence is not shaken. We have the blueprint. Now we have to execute at a higher level.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThat confidence flowed to Cavs guard George Hill, who spent a sleepless night after missing a late free throw that would have put the Cavaliers ahead.“We can win this series playing the right way. 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Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?center_img Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reacts during the second half of Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)A gut-wrenching loss in the NBA Finals opener has the Cleveland Cavaliers vowing a game-two fightback Sunday while the defending champion Golden State Warriors cope with two injured starters.Host Golden State seized a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven championship series with a 124-114 overtime triumph that Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue called a robbery, one the Cavs vowed Friday to put behind them quickly.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES “None of us is demoralized. We’re going to bottle up all that frustration from game one and bring it out for game two.“We’re the last two teams standings. We’re going to fight it out. It shouldn’t be a prom dance. It’s going to be a fight.”The Warriors, seeking their third title in four seasons from an unprecedented fourth consecutive finals showdown with the Cavs, expect nothing less.“I don’t expect them to be deflated by Sunday. I expect them to play with great energy out of the gate Sunday,” Warriors guard Klay Thompson said. “If we play with great passion and great focus I think we’ll be fine.”Cleveland superstar LeBron James had a playoff career-high 51 points, the most in the finals since Michael Jordan a quarter-century ago and the most in the finals in a losing cause.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “If this was game 32 of the season, I would not have played.”The NBA released its review of late-game referee calls and stood behind the reversal of a call from a charge on Kevin Durant to a James blocking foul.‘This one hurt bad’ It also showed Green committed a lane violation on the free throw Hill missed that would have put the Cavs ahead with 4.7 seconds to go in the fourth quarter.“I stayed up most of the night rewatching the free throw, rewatching the play. I went over it in my head again and again,” Hill said. “I have great teammates in my ear all morning telling me to forget about it move on and don’t let it linger.”Hill called it his most disappointing defeat in his 10-year NBA career.“This one hurt bad,” Hill said. “Me not hitting that free throw cost the team the game but I dealt with it last night and we have to move on.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more