The Netherlands Marine Research Institute (MARIN) tested a model of a floating island designed to house power plants, residential buildings, loading docks or even agricultural land. It is assumed that future artificial islands will be able to serve fish processing plants or farms for the cultivation of seaweed and other exotic marine products. The technically artificial island will be a structure integrated from 87 triangular sections of various sizes made of steel and concrete. The area of such an island will be about 3 square kilometers. The model on which test tests are carried out is made of polystyrene and wood and has dimensions of 6 by 8 meters. The tests are conducted in a closed reservoir, where waves of 15 meters high and strong gusts of wind are simulated. The developers emphasize that this concept may become relevant for crowded modern cities, as well as the basis for the location of floating stations that generate electricity in various alternative ways.