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Bárður A. Niclasen
PhD, associate Professor in Physics
Faculty of Science and Technology
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Teaching

in following topics (more info under Teaching)

  • Energy Engineering
  • Physics
  • Programming and data analyses
  • Oceanography/Meteorology
Research interests
  • Energy Engineering (energy balance, wave and tidal energy)
  • Tidal current modelling
  • Wave modelling, design criteria and safety at sea
  • Aquaculture and its physical environment e.g. resuspension
  • Applied science, analysis of local meteorological/oceanographic data
Description of teaching

Courses at the University of the Faroe Islands:

  • Thermodynamics
    • 5 ECTS (B.Sc. level)
  • Introductory programming in Matlab
    • 5 ECTS (B.Sc. level)
  • Study group in atmospheric dynamics
    • 5 ECTS (M.Sc. level)
  • Study group in meteorology and wind power
    • 5 ECTS (PhD level)
  • Inspection of meteorological data
    • 10 ECTS (M.Sc. level)
  • Geothermal energy and heat-pumps
    • 7.5 ECTS (B.Sc. level)
  • Physics/Chemistry-studyline
    • 30 ECTS (Teachers College)
  • Fluid mechanics
    • 5 ECTS (B.Sc. level)
  • Renewable energy
    • 7.5 ECTS (B.Sc. level)
  • Introduction course in energy engineering
    • 7.5 ECTS (B.Sc. level)
  • Introduction course in energy and environmental engineering
    • 7.5 ECTS (B.Sc. level)
  • Surface waves and tides
    • 7.5 ECTS (B.Sc. level)
  • Electromagnetics
    • 7.5 ECTS  (B.Sc. level)
  • Mechanics and thermodynamics
    • 7.5 ECTS (B.Sc. level)

Project supervision at the University of the Faroe Islands:

  • PhD students (4)
  • M.Sc. thesis supervisor
    • 60 ECTS (1)
  • B.Sc. thesis supervisor
    • 15-22.5 ECTS (~10)
  • Industry internships responsible
    • 30 ECTS (~5)
Present projects

Supervisor on PhD projects:

  • Analysis and modelling of the wind energy resources in the Faroe Islands
    • University of the Faroe Islands (UFI), 2018-present
    • funded by Equinor
  • Ensuring Grid Stability and Supply Reliability in a 100% Renewable Electricity Sector in the Faroe Islands
    • Aalborg University and UFI, 2018-present
    • funded by Research Council Faroe Islands and University of the Faroe Islands
  • Wave energy conversion in the Faroe Island
    • DTU, 2018-present
    • funded by Research Council Faroe Islands
  • Pathways for 100% renewable energy in Nordic Islands – The case of the Faroe Islands
    • Aalborg University, 2020-present
    • funded by Research Council Faroe Islands and Aalborg University
  • (to start) Numerical nearshore model of waves and wave generated currents
    • UFI, 2021-
    • funded by Innovation Fond Denmark and Fiskaaling

Administrating smaller applied projects:

  • Skjalfesting av føroyskum sólorkumátingum
    • funded by: UFI
  • Talgilding av veðurradar myndum
    • funded by: UFI, Fiskaaling and SEV

Other projects:

  • Initiative for developing a local weather service
    • funded by: Ministry of Fisheries
  • Consulting work
    • funded by the industry
  • Trap Færøerne - weather on the Faroe Islands
Finished projects
  • Sustainable Environmental Arctic Shipping (SEAS)
    • funded by NORA
  • Skjalfestan og skipan av eldri veðurmátingum hjá Landsverki
    • funded by Landsverk, UFI, SEV, Orka, Kronos
  • Initial investigations of wind energy potential using WAsP
    • funded by UFI/Statoil-Group
  • SAR-Weather
    • funded by NORA
  • High resolution Wave climate for the Faroe Islands
    • funded by Aquaculture Research Station of the Faroe Islands.
  • Mapping of the tidal stream energy potential in the Faroe Islands
    • funded by the Faroese Research Council and electrical power company SEV.
  • Safety on sea and biomass holding capacity from high-resolution wave model
    • funded by Fisheries Research Found of the Faroe Islands.
  • A Sea State Forecast System for the Faroese waters
    • funded by the Faroese Research Council.
  • An operational wave model for the Faroe Shelf (PhD project)
    • funded by the Statoil-Group.
Overview

(Chronological, written December 2020)

  • Wave power assessment in Faroese waters using a large scale spectral wavemodel, B. Joensen, B. A. Niclasen, H. B. Bingham (submitted to Elsevier 2020)

  • 100% Sustainable Electricity in the Faroe Islands: Expansion Planning through Economic Optimization, H.M., Tróndheim, B.A., Niclasen, T., Nielsen, C.L., Bak, F.F., Da Silva, (submitted to IEEE 2020)

  • Validation of WRF generated wind field data in complex terrain. T. Poulsen, B. A. Niclasen, G. Giebel, H. G. Beyer (submitted to Meteorologische Zeitschrift 2020)

  • Analysis of the energy potential of tidal streams on the Faroe Shelf, Simonsen, K., Niclasen, B. A. Renewable Energy, Volume 163, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2020.08.123

  • Evaluation of the power performance of various wave energy conversion concepts for Faroese coastal waters. Joensen, B., Bingham, H. B. & Niclasen, B. A., 2021, Developments In Renewable Energies Offshore: Proceedings in Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering. Soares, C. G. (ed.). London: CRC Press, p. 96-102 (Proceedings in Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering, Vol. 5)

  • Investigation of wave statistics east of the Faroe Islands, B. A. Niclasen, NVDrit 2020:12, University if the Faroe Islands, Aug. 2020

  • Operational exceedance wave statistics at a new location east of the Faroe Islands, B. A. Niclasen, NAB Consulting Feb. 2020

  • Streymur og alda í umhvørvisfyrisiting av firðunum. Larsen, K. M. H., Niclasen, B., á Norði, G., Olsen, E., Patursson, Ø., Simonsen, K. Havstovan nr. 20-01. Smárit. 2020 [pdf]

  • Frequency Regulation in an Isolated Grid with a High Penetration of Renewables - the Faroe Islands. H. M. Tróndheim, J. R. Pillai, T. Nielsen, C. L. Bak, F. M. F. da Silva, B. A. Niclasen. In 2020 Cigre Session: Papers and Proceedings CIGRE (International Council on Large Electric Systems)

  • Introduction to the Energy Mixture in an Isolated Grid with 100% Renewable Electricity - the Faroe Islands. H.M., Tróndheim, B.A., Niclasen, T., Nielsen, C.L., Bak, F.F., Da Silva, Cigre Symposium Aalborg Denmark, 2019

  • The Least-Cost Path to a 100% Renewable Electricity Sector in the Faroe Islands. Tróndheim, H. M., Nielsen, T., Niclasen, B. A., Bak, C. L., & Silva, F. M. F. D. In Proceedings of 4th International Hybrid Power System Workshop Energynautics, 2019

  • Assessment of the option “wind power to heat for buildings” with respect to meteorological conditions in different regions in Europe, H. G. Bayer, B. A. Niclasen. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, Gebrüder Borntraeger, Vol. 28 No. 1 Science Publishers, http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/metz/2019/0940, 2019.

  • Frágreiðng og tilmæli um dagførda, nøktandi og útbygda veðurtænastu í Føroyum. R. A. Rasmussen, B. A. Niclasen, H. Kjølbro, A. M. Poulsen, J. Heimistovu, Fiskimálaráðið, 2018 [pdf]

  • Analysis of wind conditions on the Faroe islands based on roadside wind measurements and WASP. H.G. Beyer, B. Niclasen and T. E. Veyhe, EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 2017

  • Analysis of the match of heating load and wind turbine production – a case study for the Faroe Islands H. G. Beyer, B. A. Niclasen, ISES Solar World Congress 2017

  • Sustainable environmental artic shipping (SEAS). U. H. á Lað, B. A. Niclasen, S. R. Sverrisottir, G. Stefánsson. Nora project report, 2017 [pdf]

  • High resolution wave climate of the Faroe Islands. B. A. Niclasen and K. Simonsen, NVDrit 2012:03, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands, 2012. [pdf]

  • Technical information related to hindcast forced wave climate estimation for the Faroe Islands ano 2012. B. A. Niclasen, NVDrit 2012:06, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands, 2012. [pdf] 

  • On the energy potential in the tidal streams on the Faroe Shelf, K. Simonsen and B. A. Niclasen, NVDrit 2011:01, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands, 2011. [pdf] 

  • Wave forecasts and vessel safety: A review of possible operational warning parameters. B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen, A. K. Magnusson, Marine Structures, 23, 1-21, 2010. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marstruc.2010.02.001 [pdf]

  • Current measurements in Suðuroyarfjørður 2010. B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen, NVDrit 2010:16, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands, 2010. [pdf]

  • Current measurement in Nólsoyarfjørð, 2007. Streymmáting í Nólsoyarfirði, 2007. B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen, NVDrit 2010:14, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands, 2010. [pdf] 

  • Current measurement in Leirvíksfjørð, 2009-2010. B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen, NVDrit 2010:05, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands, 2010. [pdf] 

  • NWW3 as part of SAR-Weather: initial investigation and thoughts on how to proceed. B. A. Niclasen, NVDRit 2010:13, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands 2010. [pdf]

  • Improvement and validation of wind energy input in SWAN model. X Jia, JN Pan, B Niclasen, Journal of Hohai University: Natural Sciences 38 (5), 585-591 

  • Wave forecasts for the Faroese Shelf: What are our options?. B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen, NVDrit 2009:04, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands 2009. [pdf] 

  • Wave induced resuspension in fish farming areas of Suðuroy: an introductory model based investigation. B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen, NVDrit 2009:03, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands 2009. [pdf] 

  • Met-Ocean Data Quality Revised. S. P. Heinesen, B. A. Niclasen. White Paper DQS-WP2009-01. Data Quality Systems, 2009.

  • Note on wave parameters from moored wave buoys, B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen. Applied Ocean Research, 29, 231-238, 2007. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apor.2008.01.003 [pdf]

  • Validation of the ECMWF analysis wave data for the area around the Faroe Islands, B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen, Fróðskaparrit, 55, 126-144, 2007. [pdf] 

  • High-Power Computer Facilities at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of the Faroe Islands. H. P. Joensen, B. K. Jacobsen,K. D. Nguyen, B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen, D. Sørensen, NVDrit 2007:09, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands, 2007. [pdf]

  • An operational wave model for the Faroe Shelf, B. A. Niclasen, NVDrit 2006:11, PhD thesis, University of the Faroe Islands, 2006. [pdf] 

  • Modelled influence of bathymetry and tidal currents on wave conditions in the Faroese area. B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen. Second International Coastal Symposium in Iceland: At Höfn the Town of Hornafjördur 5-8 June 2005. [pdf] 

  • Influence of directionality on simulated point wave series. B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen, NVDrit 2005:08, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands, 2005. [pdf]

  • Inspections of possible mooring related problems in wave data from the Faroe Islands. B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen, NVDrit 2005:08, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands, 2005. [pdf] 

  • Current induced variations in measured wave parameters in data from the Faroe Islands, B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen, NVDrit 2005:03, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands, 2005. [pdf]

Personal data

Bárður Arnsteinsson Niclasen. Year of birth 1974

Education
  • 2007 PhD Oceanography (Wave modelling), University of Faroe Islands
  • 2003 MSc Geophysics, University of Copenhagen
  • 2002 BSc Mathematics/Physics, University of Copenhagen
Positions

At the University:

  • 2017-present Associate professor, University of the Faroe Islands
  • 2012-2017 Assistant professor, University of the Faroe Islands
  • 2007-2012 Project employee, University of the Faroe Islands
  • 2003-2007 PhD student, University of the Faroe Islands

Other:

  • 2006 Tecnician, Office of Publich Works (Landsverk), Faroe Islands
  • Part time math teacher at
    • 2009/10 - Vinnuháskúlin
    • 2007/8 - Studentaskúlin í Hoydølum
    • 1999/2000 - Johannesskolens Gynmasium
  • A wide range of student jobs: cleaner, kindergarten assistant, postman, shop assistant etc. 
Administrative responsibilities

Educational leader

  • 2012-13 B.Sc. Earth and Ocean science
  • 2013-14 B.Sc. Energy & Environmental Engineering
  • 2015-18 B.Sc. Energy Engineering
  • 2017-20 M.Sc. Natural Sciences with emphasis on Meteorology

Chair in PhD defenses

  • 2017 Primary production on the Faroe Shelf – Spatial and temporal variations with links to hydrography, University of the Faroe Islands
  • 2016 Flow through and around a group of fish farming cages, University of the Faroe Islands