EU NORSEWInD: Northern Seas Wind Index database

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    In August 2008 the European project “Northern Seas Wind Index Database” (NORSEWInD) started within the seventh framework programme of the European Union
    The aim of the project is to quantify the wind resource for offshore wind power utilisation. In order to truly understand the quality of the wind resource available, the wind regime will be captured using instrumentation installed at offshore locations in the Baltic, Irish and North Seas. Furthermore a small validation area is selected off Portugal in the Atlantic Ocean.
    A combination of ground-based remote sensing, satellite-based remote sensing, meteorological masts, computational modelling and forecasting is used in the project. NORSEWInD takes a multi-disciplinary, multi-industrial sector approach to achieve a thorough understanding of offshore wind conditions.
    The end-product of the project is a comprehensive wind resource database and an offshore wind atlas for (pre-) feasibility, as well as a suite of techniques that can be translated to any offshore location in the world.
    One part of the NORSEWInD project was to collect remote sensing observations from space on ocean surface winds in near-real-time (NRT). The overall aim is to provide new offshore wind climatology map for the entire area of interest based on satellite remote sensing.
    Charlotte Bay Hasager coordinated the work at DTU Wind Energy. (and was WP-leader)
    Participants: Torben Mikkelsen (WP-leader), Mike Courtney, Alfredo Peña, Merete Badger, Ferhat Bingöl, Andrea Hahmann, Jake Badger, Morten Nielsen, Poul Astrup, Ioanna Karagali, Sven-Erik Gryning, Ameya Sathe, Caroline Draxl, Julia Lange
    Effective start/end date01/08/200831/07/2012


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