Converting Offshore Wind into Electricity

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Electricity from the North Sea; The Netherlands is in a strong position. Dutch companies and centres of expertise benefit from the results of the We@Sea R&D program. Over the past five years, many aspects of harvesting wind energy from the North Sea were studied within the framework of the research program We@Sea. The results contribute …

Report from the Minos+ conference on ecological impacts of wind farms on the marine environment, Hamburg, 9 & 10 Jan

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On January 9 and 10, 2008 a conference took place in Hamburg where the final results of the German Minos + programme were presented. The Minos+ programme is a research programme, sponsored by the federal government of Germany (BMU, Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit), which addressed the potential impacts of offshore wind farms on …