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Beyond Offshore Wind: Ocean Multi-Use Course



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Collaborative course development

This course has been developed with the aim of addressing the lack of easy-to-read sources on the topic of offshore renewables-related multi-use. Implementing multi-use as a highly multidisciplinary tool requires a variety of knowledge and expertise that extends beyond any single sector. In collaboration with several multi-use-related projects, including MUSES, UNITED, ULTFRAMS, and MULTI-FRAME, among others, this course has been developed. It builds upon the materials produced in these projects, providing an easy-to-read entry into the relevant topics and materials.

This course has been developed for the purpose of the FLORES project, under the Baltic Sea Pilot Action initiative.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed to appear to a broad audience interested in offshore renewables related multi-use, with a focus on accessibility and simplicity. While it is open to individuals with varying levels of expertise, it particularly caters to the following groups:

1. High School Students Of Senior Years: Specifically, those in their final two years (aged 16-18) with a specialisation in technology. The course is structured to be accessible to this demographic, providing foundational knowledge without requiring extensive prior experience in the field.

2. University Students: Primarily targeting first-year students enrolled in programs with a focus on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and Offshore Renewable Energy Engineering (ORE). The course serves as a valuable introduction to multi-use concepts within the context of offshore renewables, complementing their academic curriculum. | ESCO Code: 2141.1 – Environmental engineer & ESCO Code: 2149.9.5 Offshore Renewable Energy Engineer & ESCO Code: 2149.1 – Urban and regional planner.

3. Junior Engineers: Individuals who are beginning their careers in engineering, especially those interested in or transitioning to roles related to offshore renewables. The course offers a comprehensive overview of multi-use principles and practices, laying the groundwork for further specialization in the field. | ESCO Code: 2141.1.2 – Energy engineer.

4.Workers Upskilling/Reskilling: Professionals from diverse sectors seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in the rapidly evolving field of offshore renewables. Whether transitioning from related industries or aiming to broaden their expertise, the course provides a solid foundation in multi-use concepts. | ESCO Code: 3113.1 – Electrical engineering technician & ESCO Code: 7543.1 – Renewable energy technician.

Minimum Knowledge/Skills Required:

While no specific prerequisites are necessary, a basic understanding of technology and an interest in (offshore) renewable energy are advantageous. The course is designed to accommodate learners with varied backgrounds, providing clear explanations and accessible resources to facilitate comprehension.

Course outcomes:

Upon completing this course, students will gain a thorough understanding of the principles, benefits, and real-life applications of ocean multi-use, with a particular focus on integrating offshore wind farms with other marine activities in a synergetic way. They will develop the skills necessary for interdisciplinary collaboration, sustainable project management, and stakeholder engagement, utilising insights and methodologies from leading multi-use projects such as MUSES, UNITED, ULTFRAMS, and MULTI-FRAME. Furthermore, students will be better equipped to address practical challenges in the field, enabling them to make valuable contributions to the advancement and sustainability of ocean multi-use projects and space efficient offshore energy solutions.

Course duration

The duration of this course is 15 hours, including the bonus chapter with interviews.

Certificate of completion

Upon finishing 100% of lectures, you’ll be granted a certificate of completion! This course, the first course on the topic of ocean multi-use is developed by SUBMARINER Network and supported by University of A Coruña. This course is part of the Baltic Sea Pilot actions of the FLORES project.

How to use this resource

This course is the first MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) on the topic of ocean multi-use! It's FREE to register and participate in the course. Just register on the link provided in the description, or here.

ISCED Categories

Maritime economy
Policy and governance
Offshore and renewable energy
Marine spatial planning
Near- and offshore constructions
Coastal and marine tourism


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