The European Academy of Wind Energy (eawe), representing universities and institutes with a significant
wind energy programme in 14 countries, has discussed the long-term research challenges in wind energy.
In contrast to research agendas addressing short- to medium-term research activities, this eawe document takes a
longer-term perspective, addressing the scientific knowledge base that is required to develop wind energy beyond
the applications of today and tomorrow. In other words, this long-term research agenda is driven by problems
and curiosity, addressing basic research and fundamental knowledge in 11 research areas, ranging from physics
and design to environmental and societal aspects. Because of the very nature of this initiative, this document
does not intend to be permanent or complete. It shows the vision of the experts of the eawe, but other views may
be possible. We sincerely hope that it will spur an even more intensive discussion worldwide within the wind
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