DTOcean work planning has been implemented as five content-orientated Work Packages (Hydrodynamics, Electrical Sub-systems, Moorings & Foundations, Installation and Operations & Maintenance) guided by two defining work packages (Scenarios and Management & Coordination) which set the underpinning scope in relation to a range of array sizes and hydrodynamic layouts. The outputs, feedbacks and interactions within these culminate in the Integration Work Package where the design tools are actually developed.
Together, these define the operational S&T effort and are supported by a dedicated Work Package for Dissemination and Exploitation. The structure of these work packages is set out below. There is considerable collaboration and interaction between all work packages with the objective being to deliver an integrated approach to ocean energy array design and development. The relationship between the R&D work packages involves a real collaboration, with information flowing in both directions and active communication required between all parties.