One day course on Lidars for offshore wind measurements

The course is going to take place 25 November 2019 at DTU Wind Energy, Risø Campus, Roskilde. The course will focus on the use of Doppler lidar for wind measurements for offshore wind energy application.

The course has the following objectives:

  1. Understand the measurement principle of a Doppler wind lidar (continuous wave and pulsed technologies)
  2. Understand the difference between turbulence measured by a Doppler wind lidar and a sonic anemometer and how to use turbulence measurement from lidars (for vertical profiler lidars and nacelle mounted lidars)
  3. Use wind lidars for offshore wind turbine performance testing (including nacelle lidars and scanning lidars on turbine Transition Piece – pros/cons and challenges).
  4. Use floating lidars for offshore wind resource assessment (pros/cons and challenges).
  5. Know the status of best practice and international standards.
Who should attend?

The course addresses wind engineers who want to use wind lidars for offshore wind energy projects and wish to have a good understanding of the technology, its advantages and limitations. The teachers are experts on wind lidar measurements from DTU Wind Energy. The course will be a combination of lectures and exercises based on real lidar data. 


Time  Topic
8.30  Introduction:
Presentation round
Course learning objectives
9.00 How do Doppler wind lidar measure the wind? (continuous wave and pulsed lidars)
10.30   Break
10.45 Exercise(s): horizontal wind speed reconstruction from lidar intermediate data
11.45 Summary: comparison cw/pulsed lidars
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Turbulence measurement using lidars - what is the difference with cups? How should it be used?
14.00 Exercise: comparison of turbulence intensity measured with a lidar and with a cup anemometer
15.00  Break
15.15    Lidars for offshore wind turbine power performance and loads assessment:
- Nacelle lidars
- Scanning lidars
- Measurement uncertainty (calibration requirements)
- Status of IEC standards
 16.00  Floating lidars for offshore resource assessment:
- Challenges of floating lidars
- Reliability and accuracy of data
- Carbon Trust road map/IEA wind 32 Recommended practices
17.00-17.30    Q&A session
Practical information:
Participants should bring a laptop. Lunch is included in the price.

Rozenn Wagner

Cost for participants: 880 EUR

Deadline for registration:
1 November 2019

Please find information on registration here


man 25 nov 19
8:30 - 17:30




DTU Risø Campus
4000 Roskilde