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Onderzoek lokale vogels OWEZ

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

Local birds

Bureau Waardenburg have assisted IMARES with research into the distribution of local seabirds at Offshore Wind Farm Egmond aan Zee.

This involved recording the distribution and densities of seabirds during ship-based surveys in the North Sea so that the disturbance of the offshore wind farm could be investigated.

This research revealed that Wind Farm Egmond aan Zee lies in a favourable location, with relatively few seabirds.

The data from this research also reflected patterns seen in other parts of the project that some species avoid the wind farm while others are attracted to it. For example, cormorants were recorded in the highest numbers in the wind farm, the turbines and met mast providing new perching opportunities.

The final report of this research can be found on the website from NoordzeeWind - data and resports.

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