OSLO, Norway — TGS has initiated what it claims is the world’s first multiclient offshore wind measurement campaign. The project will support high-resolution coverage of numerical weather prediction (NWP) model data, and it will include floating LiDAR wind measurements in the New York Bight area off the U.S. East Coast.
This combination of wind resource models and real measurements should assist accurate forecasting of the wind energy potential in the area, TGS said. TGS is deploying a floating LiDAR system with the highest level of accuracy (stage 3 validation) from EOLOS. It will acquire the data over a two-year period, with the datastream issued to clients daily.
In addition, the data package will include metocean and environmental data such as significant wave heights, ocean current profile and acoustic monitoring of whales, dolphins, birds and bats.
Data will be delivered via the Wind AXIOM platform, TGS’ site evaluation and wind data analytics tool. This applies wind models and measurements to answer questions concerning energy output, annual revenue, supply fluctuations and others.