After securing funds from the Swedish Innovation Agency Vinnova, the planning of Testsite Skagerrak will soon begin as the project group will have its first meeting this week.
The goal of the current project is to identify and analyze the need for infrastructure, permits and cooperation with other test sites around Europe but also to have concrete discussions with companies and researchers regarding possible test and demonstration projects.
There is definitely a need for test & demonstrations of technical systems, especially when it comes to small-scale prototypes which cannot be tested at sea but still needs to be challenged, however at an appropriate level. Testing is already made outside of the Swedish Bohus coast but a greater coordination of current resources and improved planning should make future test & demonstration easier and more effective for companies and researchers alike.
About the test site:
Test site Skagerrak is a test and demonstration area developed for sustainable marine and maritime innovation which OffshoreVäst and partners are currently planning to develop further.
For more information about the planning of Testsite Skagerrak, please contact either Ann Gunnäs or Kerstin Hindrum: http://offshorevast.com/contact/