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  • New possibilities with 3D radar Max

    We use the new 3D bird radar, Max to measure: avoidance behaviour by birds flight heights and continuous flight speeds. More over 3D bird radar... Read more

  • Biodegradable structure for habitat improvement

    - BESE-elements - In a quest for artificial structures for use in the recovery of musselbeds, we have developed a biodegradable structure that can be used in habitat... Read more

  • Building with North Sea Nature

    Eco-friendly design of scour protection: potential enhancement of ecological functioning in offshore wind farms: Towards an implementation guide and experimental set-up’... Read more

  • Webcams for monitoring breeding success

    Webcams are being used to monitor terns on artificial breeding islands. Read more

  • Shellfish reefs back in the North Sea

    Since 2015, we have been investigating the recovery of shellfish banks together with ARK, WNF and the POC. Read more

New underwater life at offshore wind farms

Marine ecologist Wouter Lengkeek explains about flat oysters in an item on the Dutch national news (NOS). Rad more about the restoration of flat oysters on the website of the Dutch Flat Oyster Consortium (POC).

Population models

In a changing environment, it is important to assess the potential impact on the populations of birds or other species. For example, changes in food availability, number of breeding locations or the amount of toxins in the environment can influence survival or reproduction. Furthermore, human-related factors such as the construction of a wind farm can lead to bird mortality as a result of collisions. Read more >>

Results of 3D radar MAX at the AWWI conference in Minnesota

Nov. 27th-30th - Presenting dedicated full 3D bird radar to assess bird flight behaviour and collision risk at wind farms in the Netherlands and state-of-the-art offshore ecological research at NWCC workshop ‘Offshore Wind Energy and Wildlife’ as part of the AWWI conference in St Paul, Minnesota.

No plastic in the stomach or intestine of the sperm whale

The sperm whale that died off the coast of Petten, North Holland at the end of June, had no plastic in its gastrointestinal tract. That was the conclusion from researchers from Bureau Waardenburg. During the dissection, inflammation in both lungs was discovered by a team from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University.

The research team from Bureau Waardenburg and Wageningen Marine Research, in collaboration with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, looked into the stomach and intestinal contents of the sperm whale as part of on-going research into diet and plastics. The stomach of the sperm whale turned out to be completely empty. In addition to the fact that no micro (1mm - 5mm) or macro (> 5mm) plastics were found, there were also no prey remains. The intestine was for the most part empty and no micro or macro plastics were found here either. Remains of prey were mainly found in the last part of the intestine. These are currently being further studied with the aim of determining to species. More>

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Newsletter

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Offshore Wind and Ecology Congressand Special offshore edition july 2012.