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FLORES card game released

The EU-funded project Forward Looking at the Offshore Renewables (FLORES) aims to raise awareness about careers in offshore renewables.

To make these jobs visible and appealing to children, it has released a card game where they can discover 18 interesting and potentially unusual job profiles that contribute to offshore renewable energies.

Players should figure out job profiles by mimicking, drawing and asking questions to get a deeper understanding of the jobs.

What’s in it for children

There are many job profiles in this sector that you probably don’t know about. But everybody has a place in it, regardless of gender, age or ethnicity.

The job profiles that are included in this game are crucial to building offshore renewable projects. Some are performed mainly at sea (offshore), for example the job of a diver, while others are performed on land (onshore). Some require office or laboratory work – a marine biologist for example. And some others combine both work at sea and on land, for example a cable installation manager.

Jobs included in the game

Different job profiles can be found across the lifecycle of offshore renewable projects. For the purposes of this game, we have included job profiles from the following phases:

  • Planning and development
    • This is the first step where you pick the best places for renewable energy projects such as wave energy systems, tidal energy installations, offshore wind farms, and floating solar photovoltaic panels. Before moving on to the building and operation phases, it is very important to make sure that projects are technically and financially possible.
  • Installation and construction
    • This is the phase when we build structures and equipment that are needed to generate renewable energy offshore. This includes activities such as installing solar panels on movable platforms, assembling wave energy converters, and siting tidal energy devices in certain places. The goal is to make sure that the well-thought-out plans come to life by building facilities at sea that can be used.
  • Operation and maintenance
    • This is all about taking care of and managing the offshore renewable energy facilities after they are up and running. For example by checking how well solar panels, wind or tidal turbines are working on the spot. Or by regularly inspecting the equipment and making sure that all of its parts stay in good condition. The goal is to maintain the facilities operating smoothly so that they can keep generating renewable energy for a long time.

How to play

The objective of the game is to learn about different, interesting and potentially unusual job profiles that contribute to offshore renewable development.

  • What to do: Players should figure out job profiles by mimicking, drawing and asking questions to get a deeper understanding of the jobs.
  • Players: 2-16
  • What do you need: a timer, a pen(cil), blank paper or board.
  • Set-up: divide into equal teams (maximum of 4 teams). Playtime is quicker and more exciting when there are fewer teams, and more players per team.
  • Winner: each correct guess receives 1 point. The winner is the team with the most points.

Get inspired

To prepare the ground and have more chances of winning, you can watch our videos about professionals in the sector, where you can discover some of the profiles included in the game.

Download the card game

The game is available for download in four different laguanges.

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