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  • 1 May 2012
    Environment

    As the work at the Redcar offshore wind farm site is progressing, 17 of the 27 monopile foundations now installed, marine sciences company Gardline is making sure that the marine life is protected, writes Gazette Live. Before each piling, the Gardline conducts a search for marine mammals around the site and if there are no […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Environment, R&D

    Researchers from the Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover Foundation (TiHo) are investigating the hearing of gray seals (Halichoerus grypus) under the leadership of Professor Dr. Ursula Siebert and Dr. Andreas Ruser. They published the first results in the online specialist magazine Plos one. The investigations were […]

  • 29 July 2011
    Environment

    On 29 June 2011, Marine Management Organisation and Natural England conducted a site visit at Walney 2 for inspection of the current Marine Licence. The aim of the visit was to inspect Walney Offshore Windfarms implementation of the marine mammal mitigation during piling of monopiles by Svanen. Noise from piling of monopiles may impact marine […]

  • 3 June 2012
    Environment

    Gemini SeaTec provides an early warning of the presence of marine mammals in the vicinity of marine current turbine structures. The Gemini SeaTec system has been successfully field tested on the Marine Current Turbine (MCT) SeaGen installation in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, overseen and tested by the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) Ltd. Launched at […]

  • 12 August 2014
    R&D

    SMRU Marine – collaborating with a team of researchers at the University of St Andrews, led by Prof. John Harwood – has developed Population Consequences of Disturbance (PCOD), an interim framework for assessing the consequences of noise disturbance on marine mammal populations that may result from the underwater noise generated by offshore renewable energy developments. […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Technology

    A new desktop tool which will allow offshore renewable energy developers to assess the likely impacts of their projects on marine mammal populations has been developed by scientists at the University of St Andrews and SMRU Marine, a university spin-out company. The tool – known as the Interim PCOD (Population Consequences of Disturbance) Model – […]

  • 24 September 2012
    Technology

    A device called PAMBuoy will be launched this week by a spin-out company SMRU Limited from St Andrews University. PAMBuoy is said to be useful first of all for offshore wind developers, as it allows detecting whales, dolphins and other sea mammals in the project area. A marine mammal scientist who was involved in the […]

  • 31 March 2015
    Environment

    GeoSea has contracted Baker Consultants Marine to provide underwater noise and marine mammal monitoring and mitigation during the construction phase of the Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms. GeoSea will undertake the foundation installation work for this DONG Energy project, which will see 97 Siemens wind turbines with a total capacity of 582 […]

  • 1 August 2018
    Environment

    APEM has completed seabird and marine mammal surveys at Vattenfall’s Norfolk Boreas offshore wind project in the UK.

  • 17 May 2012
    Environment

    A WIRRAL based environmental consultancy is to manage marine-life protection measures at one of the biggest wind farms currently in construction in Europe, after securing a £multi-million contract with Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Limited. CMACS Ltd will deliver a robust monitoring programme throughout the wind farm’s construction, ensuring the safety of marine mammals, […]

  • 15 December 2017
    R&D

    Using Acoustic Deterrent Devices (ADDs) during offshore wind farm construction is as an effective method for protection of minke whales, according to a study conducted through a joint industry project.

  • 27 March 2014

    A ground-breaking development for the UK offshore wind industry has been achieved this month with the first projects being granted consent in the Crown Estate’s Round 3 process, with leading renewable energy consultancy Natural Power working as a lead advisor across all three projects. The 1,116 MW Moray Offshore Wind Farm has been granted consent […]

  • 27 May 2015

    SMRU Consulting Europe has promoted Dr Carol Sparling to Technical Director and Dr Cormac Booth to Director of Business Development. with 15 years’ experience as a marine mammal scientist and 7 years of experience in applied science consultancy working with both industry and government clients, Sparling’s new role will be to lead the Europe team forward. She […]

  • 4 October 2016

    Eco-Fish Consultants have reported that they delivered Marine Mammal Observer (MMOs) and Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) services during the installation of a substation jacket at the Rampion offshore wind farm. The main objective was to ensure that the installation was carried out with minimal disturbance to marine mammals, which could potentially be caused by underwater sound […]

  • 26 September 2013
    Technology

    It is important to understand the status of marine mammals in an area prior to any development and understand potential impacts during and after development. Offshore wind developments may adversely affect species, including those protected by European and domestic law. Mitigation of such impacts forms an intrinsic part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process […]

  • 18 May 2011

    Tritech expands its industry-standard sonar range with a key renewables device, launching its Gemini SeaTec Mammal Detection System at the All-Energy show in Aberdeen, UK. Gemini SeaTec is a mammal detection system which provides a valuable tool in the detection of marine life around subsea turbines. Tritech’s subsea sonars have been deployed on marine current […]

  • 23 April 2019
    Technology

    The University of Rhode Island (URI) has developed and deployed an acoustic device to detect whales near the Block Island offshore wind farm. MARIMBA (Marine Mammal Monitoring at Block Island Using Acoustics) was developed by six ocean engineering students who deployed it in close vicinity of the 30MW offshore wind project. “What we were trying to […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Environment, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Natural Power, a renewable energy consultancy headquartered in Scotland, is conducting surveys of birds and marine mammals at the First Flight Wind offshore wind farm site in the Irish Sea. Natural Power’s team of ornithologists and marine mammal observers commenced survey work in July 2013, using a local Kilkeel vessel, the Glenravel. The last from […]

  • 2 April 2020
    Environment

    Seiche Environmental has been appointed to monitor and manage the safety of marine mammals at the Triton Knoll offshore wind project site in the UK. Seiche Environmental stated it is in charge of implementing important mitigation measures at the site offshore Lincolnshire, despite it already being assessed as having low potential for marine mammal presence. […]

  • 29 September 2015
    R&D

    Specialist Marine Consultants Ltd (SMC) have added environmental consultancy to their range of services by providing Marine Mammal Observers (MMOs). On two occasions, MMOs were supplied during geophysical surveys in the North Sea to minimise the potential negative impacts on marine wildlife. MMOs are responsible for implementing mitigation measures for the protection of marine wildlife […]

  • 5 July 2012
    Environment, R&D

    Carried out by environmental specialists from Gardline Environmental and HiDef Aerial Surveying, the extensive surveys were commissioned to enable Forewind to gather vital information about the species and numbers of bird and marine mammal species, their distributions and seasonal variations across the 8660km2 zone. The information will be used to help Forewind plan the layout and […]

  • 10 July 2013

    International renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has collaborated with academia to develop a new framework to inform the impact assessment and consenting of Offshore Wind Farms in Scotland. With over a decade of Planning and Development experience, Natural Power’s principal consultant Nancy McLean has been actively involved in a collaboration which has published a novel […]

  • 4 May 2012
    Environment

    As work progresses on the installation of the new Teesside Offshore Windfarm, special measures are being taken to ensure the protection of marine mammals and other wildlife. The wind farm being established by EDF Energy Renewables is located 1.5km off the north east coast at South Gare, Redcar. Work has been ongoing since early February […]

  • 21 June 2011
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Noise from piling of monopiles may impact marine mammals and cause disturbance or even injury to animals appearing close to the piling. Therefore, a vessel with marine mammal observers (MMO) is in place during each piling to ensure a ‘marine mammal free’ sea for a radius of 500m from the piling location. This is done […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    The Crown Estate, Marine Scotland and Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have commissioned the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) to form the Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP). The programme has been created to reduce the consenting risks for large-scale offshore wind farms during the Round 3 and Scottish Territorial Waters processes and […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Environment, R&D

    Offshore wind farms will allow renewable energy to be generated with little or no carbon dioxide emissions, but little is known about how they impact the marine species living and migrating along the coast. A new study led by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science will help State and Federal decision-makers better understand […]