The FINO1 project

With effect from 1st February 2012, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) 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 five years. The Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) extended the operational phase until September 2019. Comprehensive physical, hydrological, chemical and biological research projects are undertaken on the research platform. The resulting data and findings will be a key source of information, both to licensing authorities and to potential operators of offshore wind turbines.