Research platform FINO3 goes into operation

<b>Fino3 is the third Offshore-research platform in north- and Baltic sea.</b> <br><br><i>Photo: FuE-Zentrum FH Kiel</i><br>
Fino3 is the third Offshore-research platform in north- and Baltic sea.

Photo: FuE-Zentrum FH Kiel

The start of operation of the platform is considered an important step forward for offshore wind energy utilization. FINO3 will supply meteorological and oceanographic data for at least 10 years and will withstand waves more than 18 m high. It is also planned to conduct observations of bird migration and measurements of wind turbulences, lightning strikes and the interactions between the foundations and the ground.

The FINO3 concept is related to the research platforms FINO1, 45 km north of the East Frisian island of Borkum, and FINO2, 40 km north-west of the Baltic island of Rügen.
The € 12.8 million invested in the construction of the platform as well as several associated scientific projects has been provided by the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, the German Federal Environment Ministry and the European Union.

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