RAVE: Research at alpha ventus

The research initiative RAVE carries out research and development work on the offshore test field alpha ventus. Research and development at Germany's first offshore wind farm generates experience and knowledge that advance the construction and further development of offshore wind energy. RAVE is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES).

In more than 35 research projects, more than 60 partners from science and industry have been working on a wide range of research questions since 2008. The topics range from ecological questions and the further development of plants and foundations to the optimization of operations. The financial support from the BMWK so far amounted to more than 120 million euros.

We are very happy to invite you to our 5th International RAVE Workshop on March 13, 2024 as an hybrid event in Berlin at the Fraunhofer ENIQ location !
Learn about the research results gained with the RAVE data treasure of this worldwide unique infrastructure in Germany´s big offshore testfield and participate in the discussion on exceptional chances and use for future research questions on offshore windenergy and aging wind farms.
Join us for an interesting day! Workshop language is English, participation is for free.

Here is the link to dial in. Online participation is anytime possible without registration.
More information and the updated program as of March 04, 2024 is published here.
Please register if you intend to attend in person (deadline for attendance in person ends by Mar 04, 2024).



RAVE discussion paper

Here is the RAVE discussion paper "Proposals for the future use of the test field alpha ventus" with a collection of ideas for the enhancement of future research at Germany's first offshore wind farm "alpha ventus". The paper is only available in German.

RAVE discussion paper download


RAVE research initiative

About RAVE

Details about the research initiative


Program and review of the workshops and conferences


Measurements in RAVE and Data Access

Book recommendation

Sea - Wind - Power / Research at the first German offshore wind farm Alpha Ventus

"Sea - Wind - Power / Research at the first German offshore wind farm Alpha Ventus"

Now available as eBook and as print version.

Editors: Michael Durstewitz, Bernhard Lange

Order here!