PhD Summer School: Remote Sensing for Wind Energy, 30 May – 3 June 2016, Venue: Varna, Bulgaria

DTU Wind Energy invites you to the PhD Summer School: Remote Sensing for Wind Energy

30 May – 3 June 2016

Venue: Varna, Bulgaria

This 4.5-day summer school will focus on advances in remote sensing techniques useful in wind energy. The themes to be covered are development, instrument configuration, signal processing, data analysis and applications of various remote sensing instruments: SODAR, LIDAR, ceilometers and SAR among others, both ground- and satellite-based instruments. Applied use includes wind resource mapping, wind profiling, power curve, wind loads, turbulence, and wind turbine control. Theoretical aspects of scattering and atmospheric boundary-layer characteristics relevant in remote sensing for wind energy will also be covered. Practical experiments will demonstrate remote sensing methodologies, and advantages and limitations will be discussed. 

Charlotte Hasager (chair), Alfredo Peña, Jakob Mann, Torben Mikkelsen. Secretary: Anette Werner. 

We plan hands-on exercises. Please bring you laptop.

Credits for the course are 2.5 ECTS.  This includes 34 hours of preparation time studying the Compendium of the PhD Summer School: Remote Sensing for Wind Energy available:

Cost for participants
250 euros per PhD. student 
2000 euros per non-PhD. student 
Deadline for registration:  2 May 2016 

The registration fee covers participation in the summer school, course material and listing of recommended reading, lunches and coffee breaks from Tuesday to Friday. 
Registration DOES NOT include the hotel booking.

Please note early bird rates at the hotels are open until 15 April 2016.

When following the link one sees the DTU PhD Summer School.

Then in this second level there is a link for the accommodation for the PhD school, but one has to register in order to see the offer.

It is very convenient to book through the logistics agency CIM, as for the prices given for accommodation they include a bonus of full board. In any case, CIM will help you, but you have to register. The hotels are as follows:

Hotel Lotus 4* The four-star Lotos Hotel is located between the park and the sea and offers a comfortable accommodation stylish rooms with modern amenities.Single room 60 euro, Double room 90 euro.
Hotel Riviera Beach 5* The newest and the biggest hotel in the resort. Innovations in design and architecture. The hotel has a big conference room with 300 seats. It has a SPA & Wellness centre offering mud healing therapies. With number of international awards for service quality. Single room 75 euro, Double room 110 euro.

For further details e-mail Charlotte Hasager at


  • Dr. Senior Scientist Alfredo Peña, DTU Wind Energy, Denmark
  • Dr. Senior Scientist Charlotte Bay Hasager, DTU Wind Energy, Denmark
  • Dr. David Schlipf, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Professor Jakob Mann, DTU Wind Energy, Denmark
  • Dr. Ludovic Thobois, Leosphere, France
  • Dr. Mike Harris, ZephIR Lidar, United Kingdom 
  • Professor Torben Mikkelsen, DTU Wind Energy, Denmark



May 30

May 31
June 1
June 2
June 3



SAR for wind energy
Dr. Charlotte Hasager

Prof. Torben Mikkelsen

Turbulence 1
Prof. Jakob Mann

Pulsed lidars for wind energy
Dr. Ludovic Thobois



Scatterometer and passive microwave for wind energy
Dr. Charlotte Hasager

Time-space synchronization of multi-lidar systems
Prof. Torben Mikkelsen

Turbulence2 Prof. Jakob Mann

Introduction to continuous wave lidar
Dr. Mike Harris

11:00 – 12:00


Lidars and wind profiles
Dr. Alfredo Peña

Lidar data signal analysis

Prof. Torben Mikkelsen

Lidars and turbulence
Prof. Jakob Mann

Introduction to SODAR
Prof. Torben Mikkelsen

12:00 – 13:00





13:00 – 14:00

Welcome and introduction

Dr. Charlotte Bay Hasager

Lidars and complex terrain
Dr. Alfredo Peña

Lidars and power curves
Dr. Alfredo Peña

WindScanner measurements
Prof. Torben Mikkelsen

Lidars for wind turbine control
Dr. David Schlipf

14:00 – 15:00

Introduction to remote sensing
Prof. Torben Mikkelsen

Exercise 1

Dr. Alfredo Peña


Exercise 2

Dr. Alfredo Peña



Exercise 3

Prof.Jakob Mann

WindScanner in complex terrain
Prof. Jakob Mann

15:00 – 16:00

Introduction to boundary layer meteorology
Dr. Charlotte Hasager

Evaluation and closing

Dr. Charlotte Hasager and Alfredo Peña


16:00 – 17:00

Wind power meteorology

Dr. Alfredo Peña





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Charlotte Bay Hasager
Senior Scientist
DTU Wind Energy
+45 46 77 50 14