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


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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Oct 25

The offshore wind conference Science Meets Industry

Welcome to the offshore wind conference Science Meets Industry in Bergen on 25 October 2022.

Conference on Coexistence
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A very important topic in the debate on offshore wind energy

Coexistence was the topic of a high-profile conference in Oslo on 25 April. BOW's director Finn Gunnar Nielsen participated with a presentation and in a panel debate on the topic.

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.