The FINO1 project

With effect from 1st March 2020, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi), now Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), appointed the Forschungs- und Entwicklungszentrum Fachhochschule Kiel GmbH (R&D centre of Kiel University of Applied Sciences) to manage the operation of the FINO1 research platform for a term of three and a half years. Comprehensive physical, hydrological, chemical and biological research projects are undertaken on the research platform by the end of July 2023. The resulting data and findings will be a key source of information, both to licensing authorities and to potential operators of offshore wind turbines.