Within the framework of the EROVMUS project, mainly two topics will be addressed:

  1. Research into the basis for the scientific substantiation of the organization of realistic tests and scenarios for UXO detection.
  2. Scientific substantiation of test campaigns in the port of Oostende.

The execution of ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) operations poses several challenges, both at a technical and operational level, especially when these operations take place in dynamic conditions. To support planned tests, a literature review will be conducted on historical UXO detection tests and the test objects used to serve as a basis for the design of scientifically substantiated tests.

Project summary

Develop Innovative Offshore Logistic - Accommodating the needs from The Esbjerg Declaration

DIOL plays a pivotal role in facilitating the development of an offshore Renewable Energy (RE) system that will connect these four countries and France. In DIOL we acknowledge the significance of establishing the necessary logistics infrastructure to ensure the success of multiple interconnected offshore RE projects and hubs.

With the ambitious goal of delivering a minimum of 65GW offshore wind power by 2030, 150GW by 2050, and installing a 20GW production capacity of green hydrogen by 2030, it is both urgent and critical to support the core infrastructure providers impacted by these objectives.

To accelerate the expansion process, DIOL spearheads a forward-looking and resilient logistic chain. We prioritize innovation within the framework of a transnational coordinated effort. Our collaboration focuses on testing sustainable and efficient logistics solutions for offshore transfer and services. These solutions support the preparation and operations and maintenance (O&M) of the NS GPPoE, as well as the planned artificial energy islands.


  • Total budget: 7.304.450 €
  • 60% ERDF-finance and 40% own finance


  • Lead beneficiary: Airport of Esbjerg/Municipality of Esbjerg – DK
  • Project Leader: Director Mrs. Susanne Kruse Sørensen, Airport of Esbjerg

Number of partners: 13

Logistic hub

  • Airport of Esbjerg - Lead beneficiary  
  • Port of Esbjerg
  • Port of Cuxhaven (Nports), DE
  • Airport of Den Helder, NL
  • Port of Oostende, BE
  • Port of Brest, FR

Scientific provider

  • Fraunhofer, DE

Technology provider

  • H2X Ecosystems, FR
  • Brittany Aviation, FR
  • Skeydrones, BE
  • SeaTopic, FR
  • AquaSmart Engineering BV, NL