On 22 May 2023, John Olav Giæver Tande (Chief Scientist at the Norwegian research organisation SINTEF and Director of the Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) NorthWind) and Dr Stephan Barth (Managing Director of ForWind - Centre for Wind Energy Research) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for joint offshore wind energy research in the presence of the German Ambassador Dr. Detlef Wächter. Detlef Wächter, Minister President Stephan Weil, Minister of Economics Olaf Lies and State Secretary for Science Prof. Dr. Joachim Schachtner.
At the April meeting of the ForWind board, Prof. Dr. Björn Maronga was accepted as a new member of ForWind. Maronga has been Professor of Boundary Layer Meteorology at the Institute of Meteorology and Climatology at Leibniz Universität Hannover since July 2021. Research at the institute is conducted by two research groups and addresses current issues in radiation, environmental and polar meteorology.
During the April meeting of the ForWind Board, Prof. Dr. sc. ETH Elyas Ghafoori was accepted as a new member of ForWind. Ghafoori has taken over the leadership of the Institute of Steel Construction at Leibniz Universität Hannover in September 2022 from Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Schaumann, who was one of the co-founders of ForWind twenty years ago. At LUH, Elyas Ghafoori holds the Professorship for Steel, Composite and Lightweight Construction.
ForWind board member Prof. Dr.-Ing. Torsten Schlurmann was a guest on the VDI podcast "Technik aufs Ohr". Titled "Danger on the coast - How do we adapt to rising sea levels?", the conversation focused on current developments in coastal areas and the paradigm shift underway in coastal protection to adapt to these changes. Listen to the full episode (in German) at: https://www.vdi.de/news/detail/gefahr-an-der-kueste-wie-passen-wir-uns-dem-steigenden-meeresspiegel-an
ForWind is the joint Center for Wind Energy Research of the Universities of Oldenburg, Hannover and Bremen.
Within the Energy Research Centre of Lower Saxony (EFZN) ForWind covers the EFZN line of wind energy research. The EFZN is a joint scientific centre of the universities of Braunschweig, Clausthal, Göttingen, Hannover and Oldenburg.
Together with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES, ForWind forms the Research Alliance Wind Energy.
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