State-of-the-art radar technology is being used to track seabirds off the east coast of Scotland in a bid to understand how they interact with offshore wind turbines. The system has been installed at the pioneering European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay, which was at the centre of a legal battle with Donald Trump. It will monitor the flight patterns and responses of gannets, kittiwakes and large gulls during their summer breeding season as they fly around the 11-turbine scheme. The technology includes a radar, which can detect birds up to 3km from the wind farm, and two cameras that lock on and record their flight paths and movements around the site.
Scotsman 6th Sept 2019 read more »
NORTH MP Jamie Stone has spoken in the House of Commons in praise of the Beatrice offshore wind farm. He made his comments following the publication of a report on clean growth by the science and technology committee, which highlights that urgent Government action is needed to reverse the policy trend of cutbacks and slow progress in the deployment of low-carbon technologies. Mr Stone, the Liberal Democrat MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, highlighted the benefits of the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (Bowl) development which was officially opened this summer.
John O’Groat Journal 6th Sept 2019 read more »