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Free online course

Introduction to Offshore Wind Energy

Interested in the opportunities and impacts of the offshore wind energy industry? Explore our 6 week online course, developed by Bergen Offshore Wind Centre (BOW) together with partners from Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE) and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL).

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Offshore wind energy is a fast developing industry, with huge market potential. New online course gives you a basic introduction.

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Global investments in offshore wind energy are expected to increase significantly. Therefore, there is a growing need for specific knowledge on the opportunities and challenges in offshore wind.

Bergen Offshore Wind Centre (BOW) has toghether with partners from Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE) and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) developed a six-week online course. The course will provide you with a strong foundation of key issues related to the utilisation of offshore wind.

The course runs through 6 weeks, consisting of the following modules:

  • Introduction, perspectives and concepts of offshore wind energy
  • How to extract energy from the wind and what is wind?
  • Wind, wakes and marine ground conditions.
  • Legal framework and coexistence
  • Impacts on the marine environment
  • Electrical systems

The course is offered via our collaborate partner www.futurelearn.com

NOTE: If you want to take the course for free without paying any course fee, please select "Limited Access - Free" when you register on the course platform. You will then have access to the course for the next 6 weeks. The period of 6 weeks starts to run from the day you register, after which you lose access to the course. It is therefore wise to await registering until you are ready to set aside some time to follow the course over 6 consecutive weeks.

You can also choose to pay a course fee, which gives you access to the course for a longer period.

Read more about the Offshore Wind Energy-course and join