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FINO 2 PLATFORM

Fino 2 platform

LOCATION

Germany

Country

Baltic

Basin

FuE, KMF, HOR, BBE

Partners

Project Lead Partner - FUE

Eva Fino platform

 Contact Person:

Eva Strothotte

Email:

Eva.Strothotte@fh-kiel-gmbh.de

Pilot Overview

Pilot 4, led by FUE, focuses on the FINO 2 Platform located in the Baltic Sea, which follows similar characteristics to offshore wind farm turbines in adjacent areas. The FINO 2 platform has been successful in anchoring wind turbines in the Baltic Sea, and now serves as a blueprint for the development of new wind parks that are currently under construction or already in operation.

Pilot's key points:

PILOT'S OBJECTIVES

– The primary objective of Pilot 4 is to optimize the production of Baltic Sea specific seaweed and prepare it for entry into the market.

– The pilot will develop seeding techniques for large-scale production of Ulva, and cultivar-specific orientation and light regime exposure in the submerged seaweed grow-out systems will be optimized for the species implemented in the site.

– The project also aims to engage fishermen in monitoring activities and explore the use of generated wind energy.

– Developing a nature-inclusive design to provide a support and ecosystem service for the already very stressed Baltic Sea environment.

PILOT'S CHALLENGES

– The FINO 2 site presents unique challenges, including low salinity, limited number of suitable species that make cultivation of algae challenging and the need to adapt the systems to specific Baltic Sea conditions.

– The project also faces logistical requirements due to bad weather conditions, winter ice, and long travel distance.

– However, the pilot aims to overcome these challenges through innovative strategies and by piggybacking on existing infrastructure for monitoring and automation.