Organizing of the research collaboration at alpha ventus

The coordination project is the instrument to coordinate the whole RAVE initiative, to network all the single RAVE projects and to represent them. The overall objective is to provide the structure of a strong joint programme for the associated projects.

In order to use synergies and improve the quality of the results, a balanced concept was developed for the cooperation between the different projects in the test field.

Project leader:
Fraunhofer-Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES, D-27572 Bremerhaven

The coordination project consists of four work packages:

  1. The organisational coordination is achieved by the RAVE steering committee, including the coordinators of all single RAVE projects, by internal RAVE services as well as mediation within the RAVE initiative and representation of interests to the outside.
  2. The partner UL International is in charge of the coordination of the joint measuring operations, including the continuing development of the general measurement concept and catalogue, the definition of the different measurement systems, a concept for the supervision of the measurements and of the data management.
  3. The scientific coordination work package provides the frame for the organization of scientific conferences and special topic workshops related to RAVE projects. Another task is the information of the national and international scientific community on RAVE results.

    Moreover, the international cooperation is supported through RAVE delegates in the Technology Platform Wind Energy T. Wind) at the European Commission and through cooperation within the IEA Wind Implementing Agreement - Annexes XXIII and XXV.

  4. Last but not least, the RAVE coordination project informs the public, politicians, administrations and companies about the research taking place at the offshore test site alpha ventus, e.g. on the RAVE homepage, with summarising reports and publications.


Bernhard Lange
Fraunhofer IWES
Measurement concept  
Thomas Neumann
UL International GmbH (DEWI)
RAVE Measurement project  
Kai Herklotz
BSH - Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency