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The scope of this project should address near term needs of the industry as well as future needs. Currently the industry is focused on bottom fixed shallow water applications, especially in Europe where shallow water sites are plentiful. In the US, Norway, Japan, Spain, Greece, Korea and many other countries deeper water sites are more common. This project should include support structures that are likely to become solutions for these markets also. Figure 1 illustrates how the technology for wind turbine support structures might evolve with increasing water depth. . The scope of this collaboration includes technologies ranging from the current shallow-bottom monopiles to deep water floating platforms.