The Offshore Engineering and Technology program brings together industrial engineering expertise to collaborate with the aquaculture and offshore renewable energy sectors to build the required infrastructure for integrated offshore operations.
Intellectual Property will emerge in the design of sea-pen infrastructure, support systems for operating (e.g. anchoring devices), innovative maintenance technologies (e.g. anti-corrosive or antifouling devices), and monitoring (e.g. advanced materials for longevity and structural reliability; inbuilt sensors in composite materials to detect fatigue in offshore platforms).
Commercial prototypes will be developed for monitoring and maintenance using robotics, artificial intelligence, integrated sensors and real-time visualisation.