The DeepWind 2021 papers are published

Hywind Scotland: five wind turbines at Buchan Deep. Photo: Øyvind Gravås (Woldcam) / Statoil

Selected papers from the EERA DeepWind conference 2021 are now published with open access in the Journal of Physics: Conference Series volume 2018, 2021. The papers have undergone a careful peer-review process by the members of the Scientific Committee of EERA DeepWind, assessing originality, quality and relevance. In total, 44 papers are published addressing the […]

NorthWind Board elected

Conference table with laptop

The NorthWind Centre Board was elected at the General Assembly, earlier this week. The board is elected for two years. It comprises of eight seats for the user partners – five of these go to the user partners with the highest financial contribution (cash and in-kind) and three are up for election. The board also […]

Offshore wind featured on SINTEF podcast

Offshore wind turbine from above, with Smart forklart podcast logo overlayed

SINTEF Chief Scientist John Olav Tande is the guest of podcast host Aksel Faanes Persson this week, talking about the possibilities and challenges linked to offshore wind. Tande speaks about the EU’s objective of installing 300 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2050, and about the three keys to success in getting there. Work has […]

The North Sea as a platform for the green transition

Seascape with semi-transparent installations overlayed (wind turbines and a platform with technical equipment)

ARENDAL – August 16th – The North Sea should play a central role in the green transition, according to a new report to which FME NorthWind contributed. The document will be presented today at Arendalsuka, an important stage for societal debate in Norway. The report was prepared by SINTEF and NTNU and highlights the potential […]

Marine spatial planning and cumulative impacts of blue growth on seabirds

Common murre colony

NINA secured funding from the Research Council of Norway for a collaborative project to address societal challenges relating to blue growth. The project called MARCIS (2021-2025) has a strong involvement of stakeholders from relevant sectors including the Environmental Agency, the Coastal Administration, Directorate of Fisheries, Birdlife as well as oil and gas companies and offshore […]

NorthWind kicks off its activities

Screenshot of the digital kick-off of the NorthWind research centre.

June 16th – The NorthWind research centre on wind energy launched its activities today with its first General Assembly – a digital event, because of the current Covid-19 pandemic. The centre’s research is divided into five work packages, whose leaders gave short presentations outlining their objectives for the next few years. The centre aims at […]

Norway launches major wind power research centre

December 11th – Today the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tina Bru, announced an investment of 120 million NOK (11.3 million EUR) in a new wind power research centre in Norway. The NorthWind research centre will be at the cutting edge, working on innovations to make wind power cheaper, more efficient, and more sustainable. […]