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Bergen Offshore Wind Centre (BOW)

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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Ocean report: Offshore wind can provide significant contribution to CO2 mitigation

Offshore wind energy has the largest CO2 mitigation potential of all ocean based renewable energy sources a new study from the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy finds

Offshore wind parks:
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Out of the blue and into the green

Norway has some of the best wind resources in Europe and an oil and gas industry with a history spanning almost 50 years. We have the technology required for developing offshore wind farms. So why are we hesitating?

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Academia Agreement: Several offshore wind projects receive funding

Allocations from the Academy Agreement between UiB and Equinor were announced on 28.06.2019. Four research projects on offshore wind received funding. In addition BOW was allocated funding for two Associate Professor II positions.

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The offshore wind conference Science Meets Industry

The conference was held on the 12th of September 2019. In this article you will find the program and the presentations from the conference.

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Measuring the wind

Floating wind turbines keep getting bigger, giving us more energy. A UiB-project will measure the wind's capabilities in an entirely new fashion, paving the way for more efficient wind energy at sea.