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Renewable energy planning applications

Our experience in traditional ornithology and radar detection play an important part in environmental impact assessments. APHA’s mobile bird radar enables the gathering of accurate and reliable data from large-scale monitoring of birds during offshore and conservation research.

Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs)

Before any new wind farm can be developed, statutory bodies insist that any possible conflict with resident and migratory bird populations is evaluated. APHA is the only organisation offering mobile bird radar detection for wind farm developments.

Our comprehensive monitoring service provides accurate, objective and impartial information about bird movements, helping to ensure that new wind farms are sensitively located.

Offshore and conservation research

In light of the planned expansion of offshore wind farms around the UK, COWRIE (Collaboration for Offshore Wind Research into the Environment) has highlighted the need for research into the distribution, abundance and habitat requirements of birds.

Our mobile bird detection radar is versatile and adaptable, and able to accurately monitor the movements of marine birds around proposed offshore wind farm sites.

See our case studies page for further information.

To discuss your requirements please contact our Wildlife Team

Tel: +44 (0) 208 026 2492
Email: nwmc@apha.gsi.gov.uk

Page last modified: 5 October, 2017