New data portal makes Dutch offshore wind site characterisation studies more accessible

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) has launched a new data portal in which site characterisation studies for wind farms in the Dutch North Sea have become easier and more quickly to find.

RVO has been coordinating studies for wind farms in the North Sea since 2015. These soil, wind and water studies help wind farm developers to make plans and designs for the wind farms.

Previously, these characterisation data were stored on external hard drives that were sent to interested wind farm developers around the world. The datasets were simply too large to place on a regular website. The new portal offers online access to all site characterisation data. This means data is easier to find and more accessible for wind farm developers and other organisations.

At the moment, the (large) site characterisation data of the IJmuiden Ver Wind Farm Zone are available on the data portal. In due time, all the large datasets from other Wind Farm Zones will be uploaded.

The data portal is part of On this website, aimed at wind farm developers, RVO previously published smaller datasets and webinars. Now all data from the location studies have been collected on the same website.

Simultaneously with the launch of the portal, the website was given a new look. This makes wind energy sites easier to find. An English-language newsletter and news releases keep wind park developers up to date with the latest developments.

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