New plans for national research on offshore wind
In 2009 CMR and Sintef started up NORCOWE and NOWITECH, Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME). This has given international visibility and position.
Picture from 2009 from the NORCOWE official start: You can see scientist Joachim Reuder, University of Bergen and Siri Kalvig, now scientist with Phd in offshore wind. In 2009 she was CEO and representing StormGeo AS in the NORCOWE board. Photo cop.: Gunn Janne Myrseth, Head of Communication CMR
The objective of the scheme for Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) is to establish time-limited research centres which conduct concentrated, focused and long-term research of high international calibre in order to solve specific challenges in the field.
In 2017 These FMEs will be shut down. NOWITECH and NORCOWE are working together to establish a common FME on offshore wind power that can follow up the resercah already started and bring it further on. Links to The Research Council and their plans for the new FMEs.
Today we are all doing important new research projects within offshore wind in the EU. This provides valuable knowledge building. It also enables Norwegian companies who are in the forefront of knowledge , and it also helps to create innovations that can build up new industry in Norway.
NORCOWE met the politicians in The Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment for a talk about offshore wind energy.
The Measurement Campaign is managed by CMR through NORCOWE.
Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Tine Sundtoft, Minister of Climate and Environment, are looking into the new ideas of green competitiveness. Their experts met us last week.