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Jason Jonkman, Ph.D.
+1 (303) 384 - 7026

Amy Robertson, Ph.D.
+1 (303) 384 - 7157

Fabian Vorpahl, Dipl.-Ing.
+49 471 14 290 370

Wojciech Popko, MSc
+49 471 14 290 366

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the U.S. Department of Energy's primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) is the nation's premier wind energy technology research facility. With DOE's support, NREL has developed and maintains a robust, open-source, modular computer-aided engineering (CAE) tool, known as FAST. NREL continues to develop and enhance the existing FAST capabilities and improve the dynamics modeling of wind turbines on offshore fixed (shallow water), transitional (capability currently being added), and floating platforms (deep water).

Fraunhofer IWES is a part of the Fraunhofer Society (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft). The Fraunhofer Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to applied research, maintaining 66 institutes with more than 22,000 staff in Germany. Fraunhofer IWES is the main center for wind energy research in the Fraunhofer Society and in Germany with 250 staff at two main locations. It also maintains research groups at four German universities. The nineteen researchers in the Department of Turbine Simulation, Software Development and Aerodynamics comprise one of ten research groups working at Fraunhofer IWES. At IWES fully coupled wind turbine simulation tools is developed and used both in house and with industrial partners; IWES contributed to OC3 Phase III.