Research projects

Acting also means researching

Joop Holen diving by at the L10-A platform in the North Sea

This is why ENGIE E&P supports research projects, such as the one conducted by Joop Coolen on biodiversity on and around offshore installations.

Marine biologist Joop Coolen is conducting a study in close cooperation with IMARES Wageningen UR on the biodiversity on and around offshore installations in the Dutch part of the North Sea. His doctoral research also includes other infrastructures such as offshore wind parks, ship wrecks and natural reefs. ENGIE E& P supports this study as the results could contribute to other insights in improving the health of the North Sea ecosystem. Joop Coolen collects samples of the subsea life on several locations and installations of ENGIE E&P. In order to prepare the samples, or to cool or freeze them for further study in the IMARES laboratory in Den Helder a special container on board the maintenance vessel is made available.

Benthic communities on old gas platforms as predictors for new offshore wind farms.
During the wind energy conference CWW2015 in Berlin Joop Coolen presented the results from a study of the biodiversity of a 40-year old North Sea platform L10-A.
See the poster "Benthic communities on old gas platforms as predictors for new offshore wind farms".