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Bird Collision Avoidance: Empirical evidence and impact assessments 2018

Marine JNCC Publications Pressures Renewables - Wind Birds Birds and the environment Evidence JNCC report series Seabirds 0963-8091 614

Abstract

This study assesses the results of the ORJIP BCA project, using data both from that project and from other surveys of the Thanet Offshore Wind Farm study site.

####Summary

In response to concerns about the risk of collision between seabirds and offshore wind farms, the Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP) funded a study to collect data on seabird collision and avoidance rates at an operational wind farm, referred to as the Bird Collision Avoidance (BCA) study.

Over the course of this study, it became clear that the data collected in relation to avoidance behaviour, termed empirical avoidance rates, may not be directly comparable to the avoidance rates as presently used by collision risk models, such as the Band model. The aim of this work is to consider how best to use the data collected as part of the ORJIP BCA study in order to inform pre-construction assessments of collision risk at offshore wind farms.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2018·12·01

Citation
Bowgen, K. & Cook, A., (2018), Bird Collision Avoidance: Empirical evidence and impact assessments, JNCC Report No. 614, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
The Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP) Bird Collision Avoidance (BCA) project collected data on empirical estimates of bird behaviour, regarding risk of collision between seabirds and offshore wind farms.

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·07·08

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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