First course on the topic of ocean multi-use & promotion of ORE sector in the Baltic Sea region

First course on the topic of ocean multi-use & promotion of ORE sector in the Baltic Sea regio

  • Lead partners: SUBMARINER Network For Blue Growth EEIG
  • Participants: Universidade Da Coruna, CETMAR and all other FLORES partners + network of users

Our pilot action in the Baltic Sea region aims to enhance educational and career opportunities in the Offshore Renewable Energies sector, emphasizing upskilling processes and promotion of women involved in maritime technologies. Additionally, we are introducing the concept of ocean multi-use to the Baltic Sea audience by developing the region’s first-ever course on this topic.

Promoting Forward-Looking Offshore Renewables in the Baltic Sea Region

In the vast ocean, where innovation meets sustainability, lies a realm of untapped potential in offshore renewables related ocean multi-use. Throughout this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), you’ll learn about the ocean multi-use and dive into real-world examples of multi-use sites in action, alongside discussions on other space-efficient offshore energy solutions.

What is about?

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.

How to register


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.

Target participants

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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Course Program

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Multi Use Combination Example: Offshore Wind + Oyster Aquaculture +Nature Restoration in Belgium
  3. Multi-Use Combination Example: Offshore Wind + Floating Solar + Seaweed Farming in the Netherlands
  4. Multi-Use Combination Example: Offshore wind + Tourism at offshore park in Denmark
  5. Space Efficient Offshore Energy Solutions – Energy Islands, Multi-Use, And Others
  6. Challenges and Constraints regarding Ocean Multi-Use
  7. BONUS Chapter: How does it feel to be an engineer working on multi-use projects? Women’s roles in this industry, and more! | Interviews with industry professionals

Framed in the FLORES project

This course is designed to educate both young people and the wider public about innovative ocean multi-use concept, and in particular offshore wind-related multi-use. Our goal is to encourage those young individuals who are still unsure of their career paths and recognize the potential of the ORE industry. Ocean multi-use course highlights that beyond roles such as offshore engineers or mechanics, there are opportunities to engage in the ORE sector for example, as a researcher, marine biologist, fisher,or a tour guide.

How to register

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Promoting Forward-Looking Offshore Renewables in the Baltic Sea Region

The Goal of this pilot action is to contribute to FLORES and OREskills goals by nurturing future ORE talent, supporting upskilling process, and working on closing the gender gap in the sector.

What is about?

The objective of our actions in the Baltic Sea region is to actively promote educational opportunities and career pathways within the Offshore Renewable Energies (ORE) sector to youth and high-school students. By promoting the offshore renewable energy sector and its sustainability aspects to high school students—acknowledging that sustainability plays a major role in their decision-making—we aim to increase their interest in this field and encourage them to consider careers in this sector, including the concept of ocean multi-use. Another objective is to actively participate in talks on how to close the gender gap in the ORE industry and create new jobs in coastal communities around the Baltic Sea region. 

Actions taken

  • Workshop with high-school students and participation in the New jobs and how to close the gender gap workshops at the event in Gothenburg: More info
  • Presentation on the session about new jobs: More info