The Wind Energy Department at the Technical University of Denmark (Risø Campus) and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA, are conducting a five-day “Remote Sensing for Wind Energy” summer school. For the last few years this summer school has been organized at DTU (formerly Risø DTU). In 2012 the summer school coincides nicely with the ISARS conference at Boulder, Colorado. Lectures, hands-on exercises and demonstrations of the instruments will be given by international experts in the field of remote sensing with applications to wind energy.
Summer School Agenda 2012, (PDF).
Summer School Lecturers 2012,(PDF).
Why remote sensing for wind energy?
Atmospheric flow measurements are an integral part of the wind energy community. Traditional measurements involve use of sensors mounted on meteorological masts (met-masts). Some of the disadvantages of using met-masts are large flow distortions, expense when taller masts are required and particularly under offshore conditions, separate instrumentations necessary to measure at different heights, and immobility. Modern wind turbines can reach up to heights of over 200 m and this creates significant difficulties in using a met-mast.
Remote sensing instruments do not have these particular disadvantages (but several others), and can measure the flow up to the heights of modern wind turbines. Significant cost-savings can be achieved by using remote sensing instruments instead of met-masts. Lidars mounted on wind turbines may result in load reduction and in turn make wind turbines more efficient.
What are the learning goals?
After successful completion of this five day workshop the participants will gain a firm understanding of the following:
Fundamental principles of lidar (continuous-wave and pulsed) and sodar measurements; Wind profile measurements using lidars; Turbulence measurements using lidars; Lidar measurement in complex terrain; Lidars for wind turbine control; Wind turbine wakes measured by lidars; Power curves measured by sodars; Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) measurements; basic aspects of boundary-layer meteorology
Ph.D. students – $300
Others – $3000
Register Online (now closed)
Deadline for registration is May 1, 2012. Space is limited—register early.
Lunches, coffee, tea, cakes, ice-breaker and a conference dinner included.
Center for Community (C4C), Flatirons Room
University of Colorado Boulder
2249 Willard Loop Drive
Boulder, Colorado, USA 80009
Summer School Contact:
Phone +45 4677 5082
Hotel Accommodations & Travel Details
Boulder Outlook Hotel, 800 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80303
Participants must call 800-542-0304, then press “zero” for reservations to request hotel discount for the Sensing Group ($98-$119/night). Reserving rooms online will not include discount.
Information about Boulder and CU-Boulder.
Driving directions to the University of Colorado campus.
CU-Boulder campus map and visiting parking, Center for Community (C4C).
Local bus transportation from CU-Boulder to Downtown Boulder & Pearl Street Mall, SKIP.
Local bus transportation around Boulder, HOP.
Prof. Jakob Mann, DTU Wind Energy
Prof. Julie Lundquist, CU-Boulder