DTU Centre for Absolute Sustainability

Østerild Wind Turbine Test Field is a facility managed by the DTU Risø Campus of the Technical University of Denmark for testing of offshore wind turbines with a pinnacle height up to 330 metres near Thisted-Østerild, Denmark.

The Centre for Absolute Sustainability at DTU will strengthen the research in assessment and development of technologies for transition to a sustainable society and support their implementation in collaboration with external stakeholders.

We opened our doors on 14th June, where we officially launched our ambitious collaborative platform for research, to support sustainability transition through technology and scientific methodology.

Curious on the centre? You have a possibility to view a few videos from some of our activities:

DTU Centre for Absolute Sustainability develops new methodologies and approaches to strengthen fact-based understanding and evaluation of routes to sustainability and of the role that technologies can play as enablers or barriers.

The centre will introduce proportions into the sustainability discourse and help us focus on the most pressing problems. It will inform research and strategy on technology for a sustainable transition. It will deliver data-driven insights into the environmental sustainability consequences of consumption patterns and lifestyles.
 It will develop clear roadmaps towards a sustainable society and offer advice on technology-based solutions that can provide societal needs while operating within the tolerance levels of the environment.

The centre will take a systemic perspective on technological solutions and address both the climate crisis, the resource decoupling challenge, the toxicity crisis and the biodiversity crisis, in the development of science-based methodology and analyses.