MUSICA Project – Multiple Use of Space for Island Clean Autonomy

Start Date

January 2020

End date

January 2025

Funding Body

Horizon 2020

Project Coordinator

University College Cork 

Project Partners

University College Cork, Heriot-Watt University, University of the Aegean, Municipality of Chios, University of Malta, Coral Ltd, International Consortium of Research Staff Associations, Network of Sustainable Greek Islands, Platforma Oceania de Canarias, Innosea, Aquabiotech Ltd, NeoDyne Ltd, SinnPower Gmbh, INSB Class International, Classification Society, Forkys

Project Manager

Kevin Leyne



MUSICA will provide a full suite of Blue Growth solutions for a small island.


We are working to develop a one-stop solution in a Multi-Use Platform, which will produce electricity and fresh water using renewable power from the wind and waves.

MUSICA will provide a full suite of Blue Growth solutions for a small island including three forms of renewable energy (RE): wind, Photovoltaic (PV) and wave, innovative energy storage systems on the MUP, smart energy system for the island, desalinated water and green support services for island’s aquaculture.

The overall Aim of MUSICA will be achieved by developing a replicable smart MUP. MUSICA will advance the existing FP7 funded MUP concept developed by the University of the Aegean (UoAeg) and EcoWindWater (EWW), (MUP called EWW in this proposal), currently at TRL5, to TRL7.

The EWW floating platform was successfully trialled in Heraclea in 2010 for 2 years, funded by FP7 of €2.8M, €1.8M national funds, remainder EU ESCF Cohesion Fund).

Work Packages

WP1: Planning (UCC)

WP2: Smart ICT Design (Neodyne)

WP3: MUP Design Phase (UoAeg)

WP4: MUP Construction Phase (Coral)

WP5: Pilot Demo Stage at Innousses (Plocan)

WP6: Public Engagement (HWU)

WP7: Exploitation (UCC)

WP8: Project Coordination (UCC)

WP9: Knowledge Transfer, Dissemination and Communication (UCC)



Kevin Leyne (Project Manager)
Phone: +353 (0)21 486 4353

Graham Lynch (Dissemination & Communications Officer)
Email: ei.ccu@hcnylmaharg