Project Partners

The participating project partners are Novia University of Applied Sciences (lead partner), University of Vaasa, Umeå University, Tampere University and Luleå University of Technology. The project partner competences are presented below.

Novia University of Applied Sciences:

  • Icing measurement technologies
  • Aerodynamic modeling for icing models
  • Ice accretion models
  • Atmospheric sciences
  • Analytical expertise
  • Statistical learning
  • Experience in creating top-quality and relevant competence including services for trade and industry
  • GIS development and visualization

Luleå University of Technology:

  • Earth and planetary atmospheres research including modelling and observations
  • Instrument development (in-situ, air and space-borne)
  • Acquisition, processing and interpretation of observations to understand relationships between the atmosphere and the environment
  • Using models to understand the interaction between electromagnetic radiation and the components of the atmosphere (gases, aerosols, clouds) and to apply this knowledge

Umeå University:

  • Statistical learning and inference for spatiotemporal data
  • Statistical methods for analysis of functional data, and high-dimensional data
  • Signal and image analysis
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Advanced simulations and scenario analysis
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational intelligence
  • Decision modelling
  • Information structures and ontology
  • Many-valued logic and process modelling

University of Vaasa

  • Experience in multivariate statistics and machine learning algorithms
  • Measurements and measurement infrastructures
  • Big data analysis
  • Software development
  • Database design and development
  • User-interface expertise
  • Previous experience in creating center of expertise (Nordic Wind Energy Center)
  • Long-term cooperation with industry and municipality partners in the region

Tampere University*

  • Icing research:
    • Icing wind tunnel, accretion of different ice types (glaze, mixed, rime)
    • Centrifugal ice adhesion testing
    • Anti-icing and icephobic coatings and surfaces
    • Droplet freezing behaviour
    • Understanding of icing phenomena
  • Coating development and production:
    • Surface engineering solutions
    • Surface modifications
    • Novel coatings, materials and tailored surfaces
  • Thermal Spray Center Finland (TSCF), well-equipped thermal spray facilities
  • Materials science and environmental engineering
  • Characterization and testing (coating properties and performance), e.g., wettability, chemistry, topography, wearing and corrosion

Tampere University of Technology and the University of Tampere were merged on 1 January 2019 into new multidisciplinary foundation-based Tampere University.

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