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Tour de France 2020 in July?

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Why Vortex?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=»6080″ img_size=»full»][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=».vc_custom_1591636821236{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}»]Like many other companies, we have a «Why … ?» section on our website. «Why Vortex?» was originally written to explain to our visitors what I recently learnt is called Unique Value Proposition (UVP) i.e. what unique reason(s) would make you decide to buy from us instead of from our competitors. You …

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…modeling the wind

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We only know that we know nothing *

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Meet MPAS: the new WRF?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video max_width=»977″ link=»https://youtu.be/WxQZmMaTTmc»][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text css=».vc_custom_1591803277806{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}»] When Vortex was born, the most promising modeling framework was the Weather Research and Forecasting model: our good friend WRF. For almost 15 years, every simulation run in the Vortex system has used WRF and we have become experts on it. Meanwhile, we have kept our eyes open for …

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WindEurope Technology Workshop June 2020

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A picture is worth a thousand words. A film, a million.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=»6061″ img_size=»full»][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=».vc_custom_1591203032832{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}»] Or why we believe that time-series will soon be the default format in wind resource assessment… As promised in a previous article, I’ll try to explain here why we believe that near-future resource assessment analysis will be based on time-series formats instead of on wind distributions as is a common …

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Why did we send the «wrong» people to the «wrong» places?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=»6064″ img_size=»full»][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=».vc_custom_1591202221036{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}»] Initially, published as: Why did we send our CEO to a scientific conference and our R&D Director to an institutional reception? Company roles are tiresome, and they can make your organization poorer. Do you really think you are the only one within your team who can serve as a …

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