Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg

The University of Oldenburg (UniOl) has been carrying out wind energy research since the ’80s and hosts the ForWind joint Center for Wind Energy Research of the Universities of Oldenburg, Hannover and Bremen since 2003. ForWind acts as a national centre for wind energy research in Germany in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and with the Fraunhofer IWES. Fraunhofer IWES and the University of Hannover are associated partners in the EWEM consortium. UniOl also hosts IWES’ Computational Fluid and System Dynamics (CFSD) department.

UniOl’s research focuses on fundamental as well as applied aspects of wind physics, i.e. the fundamental understanding of atmospheric flow and turbulence and its interaction with wind turbines, wind farms and energy systems over the different temporal and spatial scales, and involves 80 scientists. Major research infrastructure includes a supercomputer with more than 2.000 cores, wind tunnels and dedicated field measurement equipment.


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