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LIdar Knowledge Europe

Project description

Training network on wind LIDAR technologies

Wind measurement with light detection and ranging (LIDAR) is a technique where laser beams are used to measure wind speed and direction with high accuracy. Funded under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme, the LIKE project will train a new generation of scientists on emerging laser-based wind measurement techniques, and how these can find practical applications in the industry. Accurate prediction of energy yield is vital to the success of wind turbines or entire wind farms to increase energy production and reduce mechanical loads. It can also enhance landing safety by mapping unusual atmospheric flow patterns over airports, or help create optimal bridge designs by mapping wind turbulence effects on bridges.


LIdar Knowledge Europe (LIKE) fosters training and education of young researchers on emerging laser-based wind measurement technologies and its translation into industrial applications. Doppler Lidars (light detection and ranging) that measured the wind in the atmosphere remotely have reduced in price and increased reliability over the last decade mainly driven by European universities and companies serving the growing wind energy industry. This opens the possibility for new applications in many areas. LIKE improves, tests and refines the technology thus expanding these areas of application. LIKE promotes wind energy applications such as wind resource mapping using scanning lidars and control of individual wind turbines or entire wind farms in order to increase energy production and reduce mechanical loads. LIKE maps unusual atmospheric flow patterns over airports in real-time and thus improves the safety of landing aircrafts. LIKE explores wind and turbulence under extreme conditions at the sites of future European bridges paving the road for optimal bridge design. LIKE trains 15 ESRs to an outstanding level at world-leading European academic institutions and industrial companies, thus forming strong interdisciplinary relations between industry and technical sciences. These relations are implemented through employment of the ESRs at academia as well as industry, and through inter-sectoral secondments. Finally, translation of technology into specific applications is emphasised through the implementation of an entrepreneurship training course involving all ESRs and LIKE partners, particularly industry.



Net EU contribution
€ 1 487 610,00
Anker engelunds vej 101
2800 Kongens lyngby

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Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (9)