A 23km2 offshore test site for a wide range of marine technologies, with access to a unique ecosystem, to accelerate the understanding, sustainability, and responsible use of the marine environment in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It enables and contributes to accelerating the development of technologies and knowledge in the marine environment, with deep-sea observation systems in real conditions.
The test site is equipped with an electrical and communications infrastructure, consisting of two medium-voltage (5MW each) submarine cables, for connecting technologies that use natural resources to generate electricity. These cables supply the generated energy to the island’s power grid.
The competitive access to the test site is managed through the MARHIS aggregated infrastructure.