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Vattenfall is set to invest in bird research at its European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in the Aberdeen Bay, Scotland. Bird specialists will be tasked with monitoring the avoidance behaviour of birds flying in the vicinity of EOWDC’s eleven wind turbines. The investment is part of the EOWDC’s EUR 3 million scientific programme, supported […]
The risk of seabirds colliding with offshore wind turbines is less than half of what would be expected based on current understanding as seabirds have been witnessed to exhibit avoidance behaviour and change their flight path to avoid the turbines, a recent study has shown.
U.S. Geological Survey is carrying out a four-year study of seabird and marine mammal populations off central and southern California on behalf of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which received expressions of interest for wind and wave energy projects in these areas.
Scientists at APEM have developed a new technique for measuring the height of birds in flight expected to ease concerns about the potential dangers of wind turbines for birds and lead to improved outcomes for developers of offshore wind farms.
The Carbon Trust-led Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Project (ORJIP) is working on creating a GIS/maps tool for Marine Scotland’s website, aiming to help reduce consenting risks in relation to offshore wind farms’ effect on seabirds.
Four companies selected under ORE Catapult’s innovation challenge to develop new bird tagging solutions are now in talks with UK offshore wind developers to further refine their products.
Ohio’s Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) and American Bird Conservancy (ABC) have contested the environmental assessment (EA) of Lake Erie’s 20.7MW Icebreaker offshore wind farm which states that the proposed project would have little or no impact on birds and bats.
Deepwater Wind has installed a wildlife tracking station on the easternmost foundation platform at the Block Island wind farm, America’s first offshore wind farm, to assist researchers in their studies of bird and bat activity off the Atlantic Coast.
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are developing a thermal imaging technology to track birds and bats in and around offshore wind farm zones.
A study led by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has revealed where Britain and Ireland’s seabirds go when they are not on land and the information obtained will be used to protect threatened species by assessing potential impacts from offshore wind farms.
Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd has partnered with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult to launch an innovation challenge to help wind farm developers better monitor and understand the behaviour of important species.
Windwave Workboats’ 18-metre Wind Farm Support Vessel (WFSV) Freddie S has completed her first bird survey assisting Jubilee Fishing on the Dong Energy operated Westermost Rough wind farm.
Developers interested in constructing the Sejerø Bugt nearshore wind farm will have to wait an additional month to file their final bids after an environmental impact assessment (EIA) suggested that the farm could affect a population of migratory sea ducks which winter in the area. In the assessment, researchers from Aarhus University and Niras, a consulting company, reassessed earlier EIAs for […]
Birds and seals have got GPS transmitters on them, and the birds are monitored with radar in preparation for the establishment of Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm. It is a requirement for large construction projects such as ports, bridges and wind farms, that they must not affect the nature significantly. This requirement is particularly important […]
Blackbird International Corporation (BBRD), a wave energy technology company, will pay a dividend to the shareholders on record dated December 31, 2015. Shmuel Ovadia, Director and inventor of BBRD’s technology stated: “We believe the common shares of BBRD are very valuable and this program will not only strengthen the company’s capital structure, but ultimately increase the […]
Blackbird International Corporation (BBRD), a wave energy technology developer, has hired Dov Weinstein, an accountant with years of experience operating his own certified public accounting firm since 1988 under the name Dov Weinstein & Co. C.P.A. He is committed to providing the Company with the best possible services so that accurate and informed business, taxation, […]
Ulstein has developed the ULSTEIN COLIBRI™ crane add-on, a 3D motion-compensated handling system for the purpose of increasing vessel operability. This will enable smaller and more cost-effective vessels to be used in harsher weather conditions. This compact crane add-on system can be mounted on standard cranes, whether new or existing. The system is suitable to […]
Neart na Gaoithe, the €2.1 billion offshore wind project located 30 km north of Torness will face an environmental challenge in a Scottish court this week. According to an assessment by the Scottish authorities the 450-megawatt Neart na Gaoithe along with three other wind energy project are projected to kill about 1,200 puffins and 1,100 gannets a […]
Events such as the EWEA OFFSHORE that took place in March, are providing excellent opportunities to hear all about the latest developments and challenges to overcome in the vibrant industry that is offshore wind. But reading and hearing is one thing… Experiencing the real thing is another. To give Offshore WIND and the articles we write as […]
New research by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) has used GPS tags to show how Lesser Black-backed Gulls breeding at a protected site in Suffolk use areas of sea where offshore wind farms already exist, and where future developments are earmarked. Dr Chris Thaxter of the BTO said, “These results indicate just how varied […]
Blackbird International Corporation, an owner of WERPO renewable sea wave energy technology, will initiate a planned share buyback program of its common stock from the open market up to 7 million shares. Shmuel Ovadia, Director and inventor of BBRD’s technology stated: “We believe the common shares of BBRD are very valuable and this share buyback […]
Blackbird International Corporation (BBRD), the developer of sea wave energy technology, has received a line of credit from The Mercantile Discount Bank in Israel in order to cover the financial needs of WERPO for 2-3 years. Mr. Shmuel Ovadia, Director and inventor of BBRD’s technology stated, “This injection of funds into the company will allow […]
Blackbird International Corporation (BBRD) has signed a partnership agreement with ACEP, The Africa Center for Energy Policy, with the goal of installing a sea wave energy power plant to supplement the region’s energy needs. Blackbird International Corporation’s fully owned affiliate, Wave Electricity Renewable Power Ocean (WERPO) has signed a joint venture (JV)agreement with ACEP, The Africa […]
Collisions between birds and turbines are seen as one of the key impacts of offshore wind farms. A new review by the British Trust for Ornithology and the University of Highlands and Islands’ Environmental Research Institute has provided better estimates of the proportions of seabirds that alter their flight paths to avoid colliding with turbines. […]
Andrew Tongue, a Senior Research Assistant with the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science, has written an MSc dissertation titled “Implications for offshore wind farm ornithological Cumulative Impact Assessment: How the manipulation of density and breeding season parameters affects the outcomes of Collision Risk Modelling”. Mr. Tongue’s current research interests include the impacts of renewable energy developments […]
Maps showing the density of bird populations in and around a major wind farm in the German North Sea have been released following aerial surveys by APEM. The maps illustrate the number of guillemots and razor-bills recorded during flights in February and March 2014 over an area of about 2,500km2 in the region of the BARD […]