The Research Council of Norway has been on their final site visit to NORCOWE, as the RCN financed 8 year project is ending in March 2017. NORCOWE started up as an FME-centre in 2009 as one of two FME-centres on offshore wind. Several changes has occured within the centre since then, both within the research fields (which have become fewer and more focused) and with regards to the industry partners in the centre. Of the current list of industry partners only two have been with us from the start. One of them, Statoil, was represented with two persons at the site visit, and gave valuable feedback on how NORCOWE research is covering areas that are of great significance to them.
An important subject of discussion at the meeting was also how to ensure that the effect NORCOWE will outlast the formal end next year. The NORCOWE 2016 conference, to be held in September, will bring you the highlights of NORCOWE's research and is open to everyone on registration.
From the left: Kari Marvik (CMR), Kristin G. Frøysa (CMR), Harald Rikheim (RCN), Siri Ovstein (RCN), Rune Volla (RCN), Tone Ibenholt (RCN), Alf Holmelid (UiA), Finn Gunnar Nielsen (Statoil), Annette F. Stephansen (CMR). Not present in the photo: Gudmund Olsen (Statoil)