Bergen Offshore Wind Centre (BOW)

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Bergen Offshore Wind Centre (BOW) is established by the University of Bergen in order to coordinate and strengthen the research and education in offshore wind energy.

The centre has three focus areas: Wind resources, Site selection and Wind farm operations

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Our mission:

To be a resource centre contributing research and education at a high international level. We address aspects related to resources, environment and technical solutions, as well as legal, economic and social aspects of offshore wind energy. We provide professional support and advice to industry, authorities and the society at large, as well as mobilizing and making UiB’s multi-discipline competence more visible.

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Mapping the environmental impact on Hywind Tampen

Bergen Offshore Wind Center (BOW) is involved in two research projects on environmental impact from offshore wind development and coexistence with the fishing industry

Marine geological Cruise report
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Marine Geological Cruise Report from The North Sea: Utsira Nord and Sørlige Nordsjø III

In June 2022, geologists from the Department of Earth sciences, associated with the Bergen Offshore Wind Centre, sailed on a scientific cruise to Utsira Nord and Sørlige North Sea II to collect data that will be used to map the sea bottom conditions in the areas opened for offshore energy production...


Vast potential in deep waters

The conference Artic Frontiers challenged the director of the Bergen Offshore Wind Center (BOW) to introduce offshore wind in Norway in 90 seconds. Watch the video here.

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Where is the law in the wind?

Icnacio Herrera Anchustegui discusses key issues that require legal answers in offshore wind.