WWT Consulting’s report on the use of seaspace by seabirds and marine mammals has been published by the Scottish Government and, appropriately, it happens to be National Marine Week
We have been working on the project “Strategic surveys of seabirds off the west coast of Lewis to determine use of seaspace in areas of potential marine renewable energy developments”, commissioned by the Scottish Government.
Survey methods used to compile data included digital aerial surveys and ground-based counts, carried out in 2012-2013.
The project will help to find out how one area of marine development, the west coast of Lewis, is used by waterbirds and marine mammals, as part of Marine Scotland‘s research objectives.
If you would like to find out more, please follow the link to the report, which is available for download on the Scottish Government website.
We have many years’ experience of conducting aerial surveys and analysing marine data to inform the planning and development of offshore renewable energy projects – why not take a look at our interactive map to see what data we hold?