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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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Received funding (from the left): Mostafa Bakhoday-Paskyabi, Bodil Holst, Joachim Reuder, Sigrid Eskeland Schütz, Haflidi Haflidason
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Allocations from the Academy Agreement between UiB and Equinor were announced on 28 June 2019. The following research project related to offshore wind were awarded funding:

  • Large Eddy Simulation Modeling of Offshore Wind Farms Under the Influence of Varying Atmospheric Stability and Sea-State Conditions
    • PI: Mostafa Bakhoday-Paskyabi, Associate Professor at BOW / Geophysical Institute
  • Designing a Refined Legal Framework for Legitimate Offshore Wind in the North Sea Basin (DeWindSea)
    • PI: Sigrid Eskeland Schütz, Professor at the Faculty of Law
  • Estimation and Prevention of Erosion on Offshore Wind Turbine Blades
    • PIs: Bodil Holst, Professor at the Department of Physics and Technology and Joachim Reuder, professor at BOW / Geophysical Institute
  • Maringeologisk grunnundersøkelse for havvindsinstallasjoner
    • PI: Haflidi Haflidason, Professor at the Department of Earth Science.

In addition, BOW received funding for two Associate Professor II positions. The Associate Professor II positions go to Charlotte Bay Hasager at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Marte Godvik at Equinor.

Happy with the allocation 

"We are pleased with the allocation of research projects and positions. The Associate Professor II positions will help strengthen the good cooperation we have with the industry and with the strong wind energy environment at DTU," says head of the center Finn Gunnar Nielsen.

"Furthermore, the research projects contribute to increased insight into all BOW's focus areas: wind resources, site evaluation and operation of wind farms".

Interdisciplinary field

Researchers from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Law participate in the research projects, which range from legal issues to geotechnical studies, numerical simulation and material technology. Within the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, researchers from the Geophysical Institute, the Department of Earth Sciences, the Department of Physics and Technology and the Department of Informatics are involved.

"This shows that offshore wind is a very interdisciplinary area and the goal of BOW is precisely to be a center that gathers UiB's interdisciplinary focus on offshore wind," says Nielsen.