Interactions between birds and offshore wind farms: drivers, consequences and tools for mitigation

The increasing demand for renewable energy and subsequent development of offshore wind energy poses a potential threat for avian populations. Understanding of the factors that influence bird movement patterns, bird interactions with wind farms and population consequences of these interactions will provide essential information for wind farm development and mitigation of potential negative impacts on migratory and resident populations. Integrating radar measurements of bird movement, individual GPS tracking, and demographic measurements, we will measure and model these interactions and their consequences, from large scale migration patterns to the fine scale flight behaviour of seabirds within wind farms. A predictive migration model will be developed to support the temporary shutdown of wind turbine. We will also develop a roadmap for a national e-science infrastructure for remote monitoring of avian movement, leading a science based approach to understand and mitigate population level consequences of offshore wind farms.

  • Projectnummer / Project number: 17083
  • Deelnemende kennisinstellingen / Participating institutes: Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • Projectleider / Project leader: Dr. J.Z. Shamoun-Baranes, Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • Type project / Type project: Initieel
  • Startdatum / Start date: 09-11-2018
  • Einddatum / End date: 09-11-2022
  • Programma / Programme: Open Technologieprogramma
  • Vakgebied / Discipline: Biologie, Aardwetenschappen, Informatica


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