BLIDAR Buoy: weather-oceanographic buoy

BLIDAR is able to measure the wind with the greatest precision that is possible and in all the meteo-oceanic conditions that can be met on offshore wind sites.

Key advantages:

 It can embed any LIDAR on the market

 It adjusts its hydrodynamic behavior to a particular site or region of the globe

 It measures the wind and the parameters related to the waves and the marine current

The buoy is designed and manufactured in France.

Features and Benefits

  • Wind measurement at the greatest precision
  • Equipped with NKE Instrumentation devices
  • Can embed any LIDAR

Examples of use

  • Offshore wind sites

Technical data

  • Can embed any LIDAR
  • ADCP
  • Multiparameter probe
  • Depth sounder
  • Weather station

The members of the consortium

EOFLI
EOLFI is an independent company which specialises in wind power. With offices in France, Poland and Taiwan, EOLFI covers the whole value chain of renewable energy: developing offshore floating and onshore wind power projects, managing R&D and Renewable Energy investment funds.

EOLFI is in charge of overseeing the BLIDAR project. We take care of wind analysis and testing both on- and offshore.

IFREMER
Created in 1984, the French Institute for Research and Exploration of the Sea (l’Institut Français pour la Recherche et l’Exploitation de la MER) or IFREMER is a public research institute. IFREMER designs and operates observation, test and surveying tools and manages several scientific databases.

The technology R&D department at the IFREMER centre in Brest has taken and active role with BLIDAR. They bring their maritime expertise to the partnership and provide testing resources for the project.

IRSEEM
IRSEEM the Institute for Research of Onboard Electronic Systems (Institut de Recherche en Systèmes Electroniques Embarqués) was founded in 2001 by ESIGELEC School of Graduate Engineering. IRSEEM and their researchers conduct joint research with an applicative purpose. This targets the automobile, aeronautical, renewable energy, telecoms and health sectors.

IRSEEM supervised the acquisition of real-time data during land testing. They are responsible for the development of algorithms to compensate for the movement of the buoy and calculate the parameters of the waves.

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