Since 2012, Task 32 has provided an opportunity for the open exchange of ideas, experience, and techniques for the use of lidar for wind energy applications between industry and academics. Task 32 has built a strong community that addresses research and development issues that are important for a range of users. Task 32 actively works towards transferring research and development results into every-day use. The Task enables this by providing a structured forum for international collaborations between researchers, vendors, and users to exchange needs, ideas, and experience. The Task focuses on producing tangible results such as recommended practices that can be used by practitioners. At the same time, Task 32 continues to work in collaboration with other IEA Wind Tasks and related industry and academic groups to help encourage scientific investigations and align them with users’ needs.