Gareth attends congress in Amsterdam
The results of a huge monitoring and research programme on the ecological effects of the offshore wind farm Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ) were reported at the Offshore Wind and Ecology Congress. The wind farm, which was the first Dutch offshore wind farm, celebrates its fifth anniversary this year and NoordzeeWind was keen to share the knowledge gained and discuss what the operation of offshore wind farms means for wildlife. Gareth reported that the case study was fascinating and it fuelled some interesting and important methodological discussions for those working in the industry and monitoring marine wildlife. We will shortly be releasing an interactive map allowing users to search the UK coastline for seabird and marine mammal data that we have collected and analysed over the last 17 years so keep an eye out for that if you’d like to know more about our work in the renewable energy sector.