DHI Podcast Series

Offshore wind energy

From site selection and metocean conditions, to environmental impact assessments and protecting marine life, gain global insights for each phase of your offshore windfarm’s lifecycle.


Offshore wind insights for offshore wind professionals

Dive deep into ‘nerdy’ discussions on niche topics like dynamic modelling and monitoring of underwater noise and metocean conditions for offshore wind farms

A podcast series about offshore wind and water environments

What do 30 years of offshore wind energy look like?

Offshore wind energy growth is estimated to accelerate during the next 10 years. The industry has been around for 30 years, but how did it all start, what where the milestones and where is it heading? We’ll answer all of these with a deeper dive into environmental impact assessments and metocean engineering for offshore wind farms.

Host: Mercedes Beaudoin, producer at the Water Insider podcast
Guest: Frank Thomsen, Senior Marine Scientist at DHI and Henrik Kofoed-Hansen, Senior Technical Expert Ports and Offshore Technologies at DHI

Listen to the offshore wind and water environments episode #1:

Why dynamic modelling of marine species is an advantage for the offshore wind industry?

Let’s talk about environmental impact assessments (EIAs), modelling and protecting life below and above sea. Most studies work with the static concept of non-moving marine life. But marine life is mobile and dynamic agent-based modelling can offer a much more accurate assessment of the impacts of human activities on the environment. Tune in and find out what’s in it for the offshore wind industry.

Host: Frank Thomsen, Senior Marine Scientist at DHI
Guest: Henrik Skov, Senior Project Manager and Spatial Ecologist at DHI

Listen to the offshore wind and water environments episode #2:

Let’s talk EIAs and regulations for the offshore wind industry

Environmental impact assessments (EIAs) are essential for securing construction approval of offshore wind farms. What are the different components of EAIs? Where to get started? How to tackle different levels of regulation? Find out the answers to these questions and more during this episode.

Host: Frank Thomsen, Senior Marine Scientist at DHI
Guest: Mikael Kamp Sørensen, Specialist in Physical Geography at DHI

Listen to the offshore wind and water environments episode #3:

How to protect marine environments from noise produced by offshore wind farms?

Human-produced underwater noise can impact marine life in many ways. The good news is that there are several methods for assessing underwater noise and finding mitigation strategies. In this episode we’ll focus on the types of sounds emitted during an offshore wind farm’s life cycle, noise assessment methods and noise reduction solutions for the offshore wind industry.

Host: Frank Thomsen, Senior Marine Scientist at DHI
Guest: Uwe Stöber, Senior Expert in Hydroacoustics at DHI

Listen to the offshore wind and water environments episode #4:

We wish to thank the hosts and guests of the Water Insider Podcast. Solving water challenges is complex, but we believe knowledge-sharing can help. And, of course, a special thanks to you—our listeners!