The 5th contractors meeting of the European Union SafeWind project took place in Reading, UK, from Tuesday 28 September to Friday 1 October 2010. The meeting was hosted by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).
SafeWind is a four year project funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union. It focuses on multi-scale data assimilation, advanced wind modelling and forecasting with emphasis to extreme weather situations for a safe large-scale wind power integration. The aim of the project is to substantially improve wind power predictability in challenging or extreme situations and at different temporal and spatial scales.
The meeting consisted of a work package leaders meeting on the Tuesday afternoon, the work package technical workshops on the Wednesday and Thursday, followed by the Consortium Meeting on the Friday.
More information on SafeWind can be found at http://www.safewind.eu