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  • 23 March 2011

    Lost in the excitement of last week’s EWEA 2011 Annual Event in Brussels was a press release from the American Bird Conservancy noting that at least 500 million birds are killed in the US each year by cats. A comparison of that figure to the 440,000 birds reportedly killed annually in the US by collisions […]

  • 20 December 2012

    Leading European avian radar manufacturer Robin Radar Systems is aiming for rapid expansion following an announcement that significant funding has been secured from two key investors, Inkef Capital and Mainport Innovation Fund (comprising KLM and Schiphol Airport amongst others). Standard radar systems are used to detect large objects such as planes or ships. Birds disappear […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Environment, R&D

    DHI United Kingdom (UK), in collaboration with NIRAS UK and BirdLife Denmark, has been awarded an innovative research project investigating collision risks of birds at offshore wind farms.  The problem of birds colliding with turbine blades is one of the most significant predicted environmental impacts of offshore wind farms. In order to minimize the future […]

  • 19 September 2013
    Environment, R&D

    Biologist and senior environmental advisor at Statkraft, Bjørn Iuell, believes the contrast between black and white might prevent birds from flying into wind turbines. New knowledge from the Smøla wind farm will set the standard for environmentally friendly wind energy in the future. In a new experiment at the Smøla wind farm, a total of […]

  • 9 August 2013
    Environment, R&D

    An experiment of huge dimensions has started at Smøla wind farm. Several wind turbines will be painted to make them more visible to birds, thus reducing the risk of collisions. Never before has a trial of this nature been carried out with such thorough scientific follow-up. The INTACT project, which is a collaboration between several […]

  • 23 April 2014

    Two bird conservation organisations have raised concerns by the new proposal to develop wind energy.  In an April 4 letter, the Washington, D.C.-based American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and the Ohio-based Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO), voiced concerns about the six-turbine “Icebreaker” project, located off the shores of Ohio, to Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) Chair Thomas […]

  • 21 June 2011
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

      As part of the environmental monitoring programme for Walney Offshore Windfarms, the wind farm area, including a 4km buffer zone, has been surveyed for birds during May. The survey was conducted from a vessel, sailing a number of transect through the area. Bird observations were done by two observers, covering the sea on each […]

  • 27 February 2014
    R&D, Technology

    A pilot project in Smøla will examine whether ultraviolet (UV) light can reduce the risk of birds colliding with wind turbines. Researchers are currently conducting a pilot project to test brand new solutions for reducing the negative impact on birdlife in the area. With its 68 wind turbines, Smøla wind farm is the largest wind […]

  • 20 November 2014

    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 […]

  • 20 February 2018
    Environment, R&D, Technology

    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.

  • 16 December 2014

    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. […]

  • 8 August 2014

    By 2020 the percentage of Scotland’s energy coming from renewable sources will increase. Studies have identified that there is a need to research how offshore renewable developments affect wildlife populations. The Marine Scotland Science released a report on how marine development could affect sea birds and marine mammals. The surveys presented in this report will help […]

  • 1 November 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Environment, R&D, Training & Education

    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 […]

  • 31 October 2013

    Robin Radar Systems BV, a leading supplier of bird detection systems for bird impact prevention, ecological research and environmental impact assessments, tested a trailer based bird-radar system in OWI-Lab’s large climatic test chamber last month. More and more, bird radars are used for bird migration research and risk assessment for bird impacts as these systems […]

  • 28 December 2010

    A Gainesville company is developing some high-tech ways to survey birds off the Atlantic coast through a federal grant to help regulators consider the effects of offshore wind turbines. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement — or BOEMRE — has awarded a $2.5 million grant to Pandion Systems Inc. to conduct […]

  • 14 August 2017
    Environment, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    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.

  • 13 May 2014
    Authorities, Environment

    The Scottish Government, in cooperation with several companies  and charities, will publish a “Good Practice Guide” that aims to protect the birds, at a summit in Perth today. Scottish Windfarm Bird Steering Group (SWBSG), comprising of the Scottish Government, Scottish Natural Heritage, RSPB Scotland and Scottish Renewables, has already spent around £50,000 on studies, according […]

  • 26 December 2017
    Environment, R&D, Technology

    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.

  • 12 December 2019
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Two US bird conservation groups have filed a lawsuit in a federal court over the proposed Icebreaker Wind offshore wind project in Lake Erie, Ohio. The Icebreaker offshore wind project will comprise six MHI Vestas turbines with a nameplate capacity rating of 3.45MW located some 10 miles offshore Cleveland. Construction could start by 2021, and once […]

  • 4 February 2013

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has awarded the UK’s first accreditation for the identification and enumeration of birds from aerial photographs to APEM Ltd. The results of the analysis provide information on bird populations, which can form an integral part of environmental monitoring or impact assessment processes such as the citing of wind farms. […]

  • 30 January 2015

    Two of APEM’s experienced ornithologists provided expert opinion at an inquiry in Bournemouth on the potential effects on birds of the proposed Navitus Bay Wind Park. Principal ornithologist, Dr Roger Buisson, along with technical specialist, Sean Sweeney, answered questions on the potential effects of the proposed windfarm on bird populations in and around the proposed […]

  • 6 March 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Underwater investigations have kicked off on Star of the South, Australia’s first offshore wind project. Over two weeks, a crew will complete 24-hour seabed investigations including mapping the seafloor, measuring water depths and identifying buried infrastructure such as cables or shipwrecks. The work is being carried out from Lakes Entrance using the local vessel the […]

  • 19 April 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    BIRD Energy, a programme sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Israeli Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, has issued a Call for Proposals for funding of renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development (R&D) projects. Among others, the areas of R&D themes that are within the scope of the call include wind energy. […]

  • 11 November 2013
    Environment, R&D

    Building offshore turbines higher above the sea surface, or installing fewer large turbines instead of several smaller turbines, could reduce the number of bird collisions, a new research has shown.  The research, led by researchers at the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), examined the importance of flight heights in determining the risk posed to seabirds […]

  • 7 February 2011

    The American Bird Conservancy (ABC) said that the buildout of wind energy proposed by the federal government to meet a Department of Energy… (eponline) [mappress] Source: eponline, February 07, 2011

  • 3 November 2017

    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.