What is EERA JP Wind

The mission for EERA JP Wind is to provide strategic leadership for medium to long-term research and to support the European wind energy industry and societal stakeholders. The joint programme brings together the major public research organisations in Europe with substantial research and innovation efforts in wind energy.


EERA JP Wind aims to provide the following benefit to its members:

  • Support R&D managers in institutions with significant wind energy R&D in shaping their research strategies according to European and national priorities and build the network to execute it.
    In EERA JP Wind we work together, to develop and understand the key research priorities for the European wind energy sector and implement it through joint projects or in national research programmes.
  • Influence EU strategic research priorities
    EERA JP Wind aims to be the most important platform to engage in EU Strategic research priority setting. This will happen directly via EERA JP Wind as well as in collaboration with national partners and the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Wind Energy (ETIPWIND).
  • Access a unique pool of knowledge, data and research facilities
    The members of EERA JP Wind are the main organisations for public wind energy R&D in Europe. That creates a unique knowledge pool and a platform for sharing and accessing data and research facilities.
  • Being part of globally leading network of wind energy researchers
    EERA JP Wind should provide its members with a potential global outreach to collaborative partners around the world.

For Europe, EERA JP Wind is:

  • a one-stop shop for public wind energy R&D
  • a platform for coordination of research facilities, data and human resources
  • a driving force in maintaining Europe’s role as home to the world’s largest and most advanced wind turbine manufacturers and sub-suppliers.

EERA JP WIND is coordinated by Stephan Barth from ForWind and is organised in eight sub-programme:

  • SP1: Programme planning and outreach – Coordinated by Peter Eecen, TNO
  • SP2: Research Infrastructure, testing and standards – Coordinated by Paul McKeever, ORE Catapult
  • SP3: Wind conditions and climatic effects – Coordinated by Jake Badger, DTU
  • SP4: Aerodynamics, loads and control – Coordinated by Antonio Ugarte, CENER
  • SP5: System integration – Coordinated by Tuhfe Göçmen, DTU
  • SP6: Offshore Balance of Plant – Coordinated by John Olav Tande, SINTEF
  • SP7: Structures, materials and components – Coordinated by Arno van Wingerde, Fraunhofer IWES
  • SP8: Planning & Deployment, social, environmental and economic issues – Coordinated by Vibeke Stærkebye Nørstebø, SINTEF Ocean


Julien Balsen JP Wind Operations and Communications Manager