Spaceborne ocean winds for offshore wind energy applications

Ioanna Karagali, Charlotte Bay Hasager, Merete Badger, Tobias Torben Ahsbahs

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    The long-term average wind climate offshore is essential for wind energy planning in the marine environment, where in situ measurements are costly and sparse.

    DTU Wind Energy has a long-standing tradition of utilising Scatterometer and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) ocean surface winds to cover the needs of offshore wind energy applications, e.g Karagali et al. [1], Hasager et al. [2].

    Scatterometer winds from ASCAT, with their extended period of availability are valuable for describing longer-term wind statistics for offshore areas.

    SAR winds are being retrieved since the ENVISAT era and with the addition of Sentinel-1, a large archive of high-resolution surface wind fields is publicly available at

    Example products for wind resource assessment are available at
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2019
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    EventOceanObs’19: An Ocean of Opportunity - Honolulu, United States
    Duration: 16 Sept 201920 Sept 2019
    Conference number: OceanObs'19


    Country/TerritoryUnited States


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