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DWD (German Weather Service) has commissioned GL Garrad Hassan to be responsible for an extensive sub-project within the scope of the FINO Wind research project, an initiative involving three platforms to help study wind conditions in the North and Baltic Seas.

GL's work involves inventory of the metadata, utilization and collection of LIDAR wind measurement data for the correction of mast effects, as well as the uncertainty estimation and assessment of the measuring setup and data.

The company says the objective of the research project is to combine the measurement campaigns on the three FINO platforms, as well as to develop standardized analyses of the FINO wind measurement data. Overall responsibility for the three-year research project lies with DWD, which coordinates several research partners in this project.

"The results of the FINO Wind project will make a decisive contribution to obtaining a cohesive overview of the wind conditions in the North Sea and Baltic Sea,” says GL’s Peter Frohbose. “Furthermore, the project will ensure that measurement, testing and homogenization standards are developed that ensure comparability under offshore conditions independent of the individual circumstances."

Measuring masts are installed on the three research platforms that measure the most important meteorological parameters at different heights, especially the wind speed and direction as well as wind qualities.




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