Meet the team

WIN@sea is a collaborative project between Aarhus University (AU), the energy company Vattenfall, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the University of Copenhagen (KU), the seaweed and mussel producer Kerteminde Seafarm, and the Kattegatcentre, all contributing to the project with various fields of expertise:

  • AU: Project management, research in biodiversity, investigation of the cod population, seaweed production, development of models for effects and physical planning at sea, as well as data collection and advice on monitoring data.
  • DTU: research in seaweed and mussel production, as well as cod population.
  • KU: analysis of sustainability, economics, and management tools (in collaboration with AU-ECOS).
  • Kerteminde SeaFarm: mussel and seaweed production.
  • Kattegatcentre: dissemination and education for all target groups
  • Vattenfall: operation of the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm, security, and logistics.

Annette Bruhn


“Our goal is to create a so-called ‘multi-use platform,’ where we produce energy and food within the same marine area, while simultaneously studying its impact on the marine environment and biodiversity in the region. The concept of multi-use can also enable other marine areas to be kept free from activities.”

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Marianne Thomsen

Professor, AU

“Analysis and documentation of sustainability, economics, and management tools. WIN@sea has a strong focus on sustainability, which is why both seaweed and mussels fit well. They are both highly sustainable food systems that contribute to combating climate change, restoring good environmental quality, and maintaining healthy ecosystems.”

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Lone Thybo Mouritsen


“Responsible for dissemination and education in the project: The perspectives in the WIN@sea project are significant, and the results can contribute to changing our use of sea space, as well as improving the marine environment. The ocean greatly needs this, and it is important that this knowledge reaches a wide range of audiences.” Contact info:

Peter Stæhr

Professor, AU

“Contributes to the status of biodiversity associated with the offshore wind turbine foundations.”

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Marie Maar


“Ocean models can be used to calculate the best location for seaweed and mussel farms concerning harvest potential and ecosystem services. This can be utilized in the spatial planning of multi-use platforms, for example, determining where it is possible to combine offshore wind farms with food production in a sustainable manner.”

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Peter Grønkjær


“I will investigate how fish, especially cod, will utilize the new habitats created by the offshore wind turbines. I will examine whether the wind turbines can provide shelter and hiding places, enabling the fish to conserve energy.”

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Michael Bo Rasmussen


“Working with the potential of algal biomass as a source of renewable energy and as a means for the biological improvement of environmental conditions. Researching, controlling, and detecting estuarine and coastal pollution. Investigating the vegetation of coastal waters.”

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Tim Wilms

Bioscience expert, Vattenfall

“Passionate about improving the co-existence between offshore renewables and nature. Within this project, I am responsible for facilitating an efficient collaboration between the project partners and Vattenfall, ensuring various multi-use activities are integrated in a safe manner within the daily wind farm operations.”

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Peter S. Schmedes


“I will be involved in addressing the challenges and documenting the yield-potential for the selected seaweed species that we will cultivate on ropes in smaller cultivation areas at Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm near Møn.”

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Teis Boderskov


“Working on seaweed culturing in Danish waters. In the project, I will, among other things, investigate whether we can find sugar kelp in Danish waters that can thrive well at low salinities.”

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Mads Hecter


“Kerteminde Seafarm is installing and maintaining a longline system for the cultivation of mussels and seaweed. The design of the facility in the project must be compatible with the infrastructure and activities of the offshore wind farm, as well as the offshore conditions present at Kriegers Flak.”

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Jon C. Svendsen


“Do offshore wind turbines provide new habitats for cod? We are investigating this further in the WIN@sea project. In the future, we would like to design the foundations of the turbines to benefit the fish. Our plan is to develop a toolbox for the production of foundations that enhance fish populations.”

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Janne Criscione


“Daily, I support Vattenfall’s offshore wind farms in Denmark with tasks and inquiries related to the environment and sustainability during operations. In the WIN@sea project, my task is to coordinate between the project team and site management at Danish Kriegers Flak.”

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