Images of Research: Progress through partnership

Sustaining co-existence: wildlife and windfarms

Category: Sustainable society

A collage representing a puffin on a cliff edge with a fishing rod looking over to fish swimming beneath offshore wind turbines

Whilst wind farms can provide protective havens for fish, they can prevent seabirds from reaching crucial food supplies. In collaboration with the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, we are studying the impact of offshore wind farms on the environment and wildlife. Through increased understanding of bird movements around wind farms, new wind farm developments can be designed such that wildlife is protected and sustainable energy needs can be met.

Entrant: Rebecca Hall , Electronic And Electrical Engineering

Copyright: Rebecca Hall

Funding: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), grant no: EP/L016680/1

Collaborators: Joint Nature Conservation Committee


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