Project Partners


Whiffle Weather Finecasting is a TU Delft spin-off that uses cutting-edge technology to run the world's highest resolution operational weather model. Its staff members combine expertise on atmospheric physics, numerical weather prediction, supercomputing and renewable energy. Whiffle's mission is to provide the energy sector with the best possible weather forecasts to support the transition to a renewable energy-based power system.

TU Delft

The mission of the department Geoscience and Remote Sensing is ‘to understand the interaction between human activities, the Earth system and our living environment’. This is pursued through the combination of observational data science and physical modelling. The department is specialized in the study of atmospheric processes, the Earth system, geodesy and remote sensing. Based on the fundamental study to increase our understanding of the physical processes we develop forecasting and information tools for weather, production of renewable energy, land subsidence, and sea level rise. Key activities are the development of new measurement techniques and methods, tools for data analysis and visualization, and physical modelling and simulation. The department hosts 30 permanent scientific staff members, 10 associated researchers, and 60 PhD students. The department is part of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences.

The interaction between the atmospheric boundary layer and wind energy is one of the key focus points of the department. In the WINS50 project, TU Delft staff members will contribute with their expertise on LES modelling, engineering wake models and atmospheric measurements.


The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) is the Dutch national weather service. Primary tasks of KNMI are weather forecasting and monitoring of weather, climate, air quality and seismic activity. KNMI is also the national research and information centre for meteorology, climate, air quality, and seismology.

As the highly variable supplies of wind and solar energy become increasingly important for meeting our energy demand, so does the information KNMI can provide: