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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EERA DeepWind Conference 2022

Bergen Offshore Wind Centre (BOW) is heavily present at the EERA DeepWind Conference 2022 with several presentations and poster sessions.

Finn Gunnar Nielsen opening Science Meets Industry

The Offshore Wind Conference Science Meets Industry

November 10th Bergen Offshore Wind Centre (BOW), GCE Ocean Technology and NORCE arranged the offshore wind conference Science Meets Industry in the University Aula at University of Bergen. This was an opportunity to share experiences and knowledge across the industry and academia.

Bilde av Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui

Where is the law in the wind?

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

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Understanding decommissioning of offshore infrastructures

BOW's Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui has contributed in a report concerning offshore decommissioning

Average yearly wind speed at 150m above sea level (averaged over the years 1996-2019)

A wind power data set is born

Ida Marie Solbrekke and Asgeir Sorteberg at BOW have developed a wind power data set that is mapping the wind power potential at the Norwegian continental shelf and in the surrounding ocean areas.