The report evaluates the potential for impacts to roseate terns, piping plovers, and red knots from offshore wind facilities, and develops a new statistical model for evaluating the location risks. It also tested a self-powered, remote operating acoustic/thermographic bird detector device as a pilot application in filling in knowledge gaps for specific locations.
New Insights and New Tools Regarding Risk to Roseate Terns, Piping Plovers, and Red Knots from Wind Facility Operations on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE)
Monday, October 17, 2011