FP7 | MERMAID: Innovative Multi-purpose offshore platforms: planning, design and operation

MERMAID: Innovative Multi-purpose offshore platforms: planning, design and operation

MERMAID developed concepts for the next generation of offshore platforms which can be used for multiple purposes, including energy extraction, aquaculture and platform related transport. The project does not envisage building new platforms, but theoretically examines new concepts, such as combining structures and building new structures on representative sites under different conditions.

Project Website

Grant agreement ID: 288710

 Duration: Start date1 January 2012 – End date31 December 2015

 Budget: Overall€ 7 376 567,60 – EU contribution€ 5 483 411

28 partners



Partnership: Athens University of Economics and Business – Research Center, AUEB-RC – GREECE


MERMAID: Interdisciplinary tool for applying socio-economic assessment 

For the web visualization of the methodology for MERMAID project, ICRE8 constructed an assessment tool, which is a web-based tool developed entirely in open source technologies, available through General Public License.

Watch to learn more:

MERMAID Investment Tool

Multi-use offshore platforms: opportunities for Europe (Full Movie)

The three books of Prof. Koundouri that derive from this project are:

  1. Christensen, Erik Damgaard, Marian Stuiver, Raul Guanche, Flemming Møhlenberg, Jan-Joost Schouten, Ole Svenstrup Pedersen, Wei He, Barbara Zanuttigh, and Phoebe Koundouri, 2015. MERMAID Project End Users Book (2015), ‘Go offshore: Combining food and energy production’. DTU Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark. ISBN: 978-87-7475-424-4 (44 Pages) Available at: http://www.mermaidproject.eu/sharepoint/func-startdown/414/
  2. Koundouri, P. (editor), 2017. The Ocean of Tomorrow, Investment Assessment of Multi-Use Offshore Platforms: Methodology and Applications – Volume 1. Springer International Publishing. eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-55772-4, Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-55770-0 (143 Pages) DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-55772-4 Available at: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319557700
  3. Koundouri, P. (editor) The Ocean of Tomorrow: The Transition to Sustainability – Volume 2. Springer Publishing, (2020). Available at https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-56847-4.

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