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Vergelijking vogels  in OWEZ - verder op zee

Research into the effects of Offshore Wind Farm Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ)

Comparing flight patterns of birds at OWEZ with further offshore

The Offshore Wind Farm Egmond aan Zee lies some 10 to 15 km from the Dutch coast. Further offshore, species and flight activity of birds can differ. This will have consequences for the effects of wind farms further offshore. 

In order to compare flight activity, patterns and heights by OWEZ with those further offshore, we carried out comparable research from a gas platform. Between 2009 and 2011, we carried out research from the K14 gas platform from NAM, which is situated in the North Sea some 75 km from the coast of the Netherlands.

We used both vertical radar and visual observations to determine the species composition and flight patterns further offshore. These data were compared with those collected at OWEZ.

The report of this research is currently not available. Please check regularly as we plan to finalise this shortly.

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