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Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence will support a Floating Offshore Wind Project

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The granted project, MARIA- Monitoring floAting platfoRms in offshore wind through artificIAl intelligence is based on the JRL-ORE member Lander Galera’s phD thesis, and was presented by Dr. Jesus Maria Blanco (UPV/EHU) in the last AI for Earth workshop celebrated in Bilbao. Specifically in the Renewable Energies session with the participation of TECNALIA and BCAM among others. The Project has been awarded an AI for Earth Microsoft Azure Compute Grant. Through this award, the team will receive a sponsored Microsoft Azure account for Azure consumption to be utilized within one year.

AI for Earth grants provide access to Microsoft resources to support projects that change the way people and organisations monitor, model, and manage Earth’s natural systems.

Lander Galera is part of the JRL-ORE team. He is working on the idea of ​​measuring the power losses that floating offshore wind turbines may experience as a consequence of the continuous and variable oscillations that these infrastructures experience due to their own condition as floating platforms, oscillations that logically affect the performance of the turbine (by operating at sub-optimal angles with respect to the incident wind) and that, ultimately, reduce the output power of the system, increasing its LCOE (Levelized Cost of the Energy, cost of generating electricity).


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