D4PV@Sea (design for public value)

This project will develop a toolbox for the assessment and integration of social and spatial risks of multifunctional marine infrastructure. The eventual goal is to maximise the success rate of complex marine infrastructure projects.
Oct 2019 - Dec 2020
DBC project, National project

Large-scale infrastructure developments often get stranded in the realisation phase due to poor assessment of social and spatial risks. The integration of these risks with technical and financial risks is also particularly challenging. 

Even for the construction of marine multifunctional landscape infrastructure, or MMLI for short, there are no objective, holistic and science-based tools to identify the problems and potential solutions. A toolbox that optimises the design process of an MMLI by integrating these different forms of risks is an innovative way to increase the success rate of such projects.

The objective of this project is to investigate how a co-creation process can achieve this integration. The end result of the research is a toolbox that optimises the success rate and economic return of an MMLI by integrating hard and soft functionalities in the design in a quantitative and qualitative way. The tool will be designed generically so that it can serve as a protocol for complex offshore projects.  

Partners: DEME NV, Jan De Nul Group, Econopolis Strategy and ORG SQUARED 

With the support of: VLAIO (Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship) and Innoviris

Contact: Kristien Veys

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