Presenters - WindEurope Offshore 2019


John Olav Tande

Chief Scientist, SINTEF Energy Research AS


John Olav Giæver Tande is Chief Scientist with SINTEF Energy Research. He is heading the sub-programme on offshore wind energy within the European Energy Research Alliance, and is member of the European Technology and Innovation Platform ETIP wind. In May 2019, at the ministerial meeting in Vancouver, he was awarded Mission Innovation Champion for his research achievements in offshore wind. Throughout his long and productive scientific career, he has made a significant contribution to the acceleration of the clean energy revolution in the field of offshore wind power, and floating wind farms in particular. Tande was the initiator and Centre Director for the research centre NOWITECH (2009-2017) that generated 40 innovations with a potential net present value of about EUR 5,000 million.