ImpactWind Summer School 2024

hosted by UiB

All you need to know about offshore wind in 4 days!


Auditorium 4, Dragefjellet skole, Magnus Lagabøtesplass 1, University of Bergen (Mon, Tue, Wed)

Auditorium 4, Realfagbygget, Allegaten 41, University of Bergen (Thur)

Time: 3.-6. June 2024

Participant fee: 12 000 NOK (6 000 NOK for PhDs, and masterstudents)

Application deadline: May 26 2024

No technical background required. Recommended prior knowledge here. This online course is free for 6 weeks upon registration.

Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please sign up here.

Welcome to the 2024 edition of ImpactWind summer school! This year’s edition is hosted by the University of Bergen.

The aim is to give an introduction to offshore wind development combined with more in-depth work with some topics.

The speakers will be a mix of academics from UiB, UiS, UiA and NORCE, and people from the business sector.

The summer school was a very good introduction to offshore wind and provided us with competencies that proved to be very useful in our work with both Sørlige Nordsjø II and Utsira Nord.
Summer School 2023 attendee NorSea Group, the strategic partner to the Ventyr consortium that just won the competition to develop the first commercial OW park in Norwegian waters
  • Monday (10-16)
    • Offshore wind in the society – legal, environmental, economic and social aspects
      • Introduction to the summer school (30 min)
      • The Norwegian licensing process, Siv Elén Årskog Vedvik, UiB
      • Lunch
      • Utsira – Kristiane Lindland, UiS
      • Project financing for offshore wind, Berte-Elen Reinertsen Konow, UiB
      • Break
      • Offshore wind – lessons learned so far, Finn Gunnar Nielsen, UiB
    • 16-17:30 - Ice breaker
  • Tuesday (9-16)
    • Offshore wind – wind resource, economy and environment
      • Marine life - Thomas Dahlgren, NORCE
      • Wind resource – Etienne Cheynet, UiB
      • Break
      • Wakes – Etienne Cheynet, UiB
      • Lunch
      • Wind farm wakes from a legal perspective, Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui, UiB
      • Economic framework for offshore wind, Atle Blomgren, NORCE
      • Break
      • What do municipalities expect to get from offshore wind? Yngve Magnus Fosse, Askøy kommune (30 min)
  • Wednesday (9-16:30)
    • Offshore wind business
      • Offshore wind technology, Chern Fong Lee, UiS
      • Value creation from offshore wind
        • Framo, Sigve Gjerstad
        • Odfjell Oceanwind, Synnøve Mangerud Flesland
        • Ventyr, Elin Østbø Lunde
      • Lunch
    • Wind measurement – Joachim Reuder and Etienne Cheynet (UiB) and Jonathan Mechineau, GE @Marineholmen 3, 5 h
    • Official dinner 18-21
  • Thursday (9-16)
    • The future of offshore wind
      • Major trends for offshore wind technology, Zhiyu Jiang, UiA
      • Exploring the technical boundaries in upscaling floating offshore wind turbines, Marek Jan Janocha
      • Break
      • HSE for offshore wind, Sonja Tinnesand, Proactima (45 min)
      • Lunch
      • Supply chain – where are the bottlenecks? Eirik Ellingsen, NORWEP
      • The future of offshore wind
      • Wrap up and closing
    • Topics revisited – based on feedback from the participants

Practical information

The summer school starts at 10 a.m. Monday 3rd June and ends at 4 p.m. Thursday 6th June.

The summer school will take place at University of Bergin in the city centre.

We recommend booking your accommodation as soon as possible, as Bergen is very busy in June.

We recommend the following hotels

Hotel Norge by Scandic

Scandic Byparken

Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Bergen

Grand Hotel Terminus

City Box

Please sign up for Impact Wind summer school 2024 here.

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