Comprehensive taxonomy supporting open data for wind energy

IRPWIND develops new comprehensive taxonomy in support of open data for wind energy. Taxonomy will help to make wind energy research data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable according to the European Commission’s Open data policy. The taxonomy of the wind energy topics is already now being adopted by international organisations and will support a new metadata search portal for wind energy that will be launched in 2018. 

Open access to data is widely acknowledged as a fundamental step to support a fast track from research to innovation. In IRPWIND and the EERA Joint Programme for Wind Energy open data and data management is considered an important building block in increasing the European collaboration in wind energy research, by making the vast amount of existing and future data findable.

As part of the IRPWIND project, researchers from DTU Wind Energy, ECN, FORWIND, CENER and SINTEF have developed a taxonomy of the topics and are currently developing standard metadata to map and structure wind energy research data. The taxonomy and metadata will subsequently be used to create a so called metadata search portal that will allow researchers to more easily find and access relevant research data.

The full work and reports will be available at the beginning of 2018, but we want to already now share with you the taxonomy of the wind energy topics. 

You can learn more about the IRPWIND initiative on open data and data management at the IRPWIND conference in Amsterdam 25-26 September and read about it in the latest IRPWIND newsletter.



Anna Maria Sempreviva
DTU Wind
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6 JUNE 2023