Dr.Ing. Alexandra Pehlken is heading the Sustainability research group at OFFIS. Sustainability and IT - does that fit together? Digitisation can and will play a major role in the sustainability research of the future.
Linked open data (LOD) and use of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems GEOSS in energy systems analysis is a project run the DLR-Institute of Networked Energy Systems (head: Dr. Detlev Heinemann) together with other German Research institutions.
Interview taken with Dorothee Peters, who studied engineering physics and joined DLR-Networked Energy Systems in Oldenburg in 2015 while completing her master’s degree. Presently she is now member of the scientific staff at the Department of Energy Systems Technology.
ForWind scientists Detlev Heinemann and Björn Witha work on determining and predicting wind flows for wind farms or larger regions. Thanks to such forecasts, amongst others, experts are constantly getting better at calculating wind yields.
Turbulence is a permanent state for wind turbines, says ForWind scientist Joachim Peinke. He uses mathematical methods to describe the small-scale fluctuations of the wind and how these depend on large-scale flows.