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Better estimates of collision mortality to black-legged kittiwakes at offshore windfarms 2019

Marine Pressures Seabird Surveys Renewables - Wind 0963-8091 Birds JNCC report series Marine Seabirds UK Species 644

Abstract

This report presents a summary of existing evidence, and potential research opportunities, to inform assessment of cumulative collision with offshore windfarm of black-legged kittiwakes. This work has been undertaken on behalf of The Offshore Wind Strategic Monitoring Research Forum (OWSMRF). OWSMRF is an industry-led collaborative forum that aims to identify and develop research to fill critical knowledge gaps in our understanding of the impact of offshore wind development on the marine environment.

OWSMRF stakeholders identified cumulative impacts on kittiwakes as the priority need for improving understanding of offshore windfarm environmental impacts. Improving understanding of collision-induced mortality was identified as one of the key knowledge gaps in this area. JNCC has collaborated with experts in this field to provide a summary of potential research which might help to reduce uncertainty in estimates of collision-induced mortality. This report provides a summary of existing relevant research and evidence, and research opportunities that have been identified to help reduce the uncertainty.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2019·12·20

Citation
Black, J., Cook, A.S.P.C. & Anderson, O.R. 2019. Better estimates of collision mortality to black-legged kittiwakes at offshore windfarms. JNCC Report No. 644, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
Offshore Wind Strategic Monitoring Research Forum (OWSMRF) stakeholders identified cumulative impacts on kittiwakes as the priority need for improving understanding of offshore windfarm environmental impacts.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·12·20

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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