A hydrographical site investigation was conducted at the site of Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm by ABPmer during 2008. This survey was conducted once it was identified that a gap existed in the metocean (wave and tidal conditions) data relevant to the proposed site. This project details the field campaign designed to address this gap. A Nortek AWAC device mounted 0.7m above the sea bed was deployed central to the proposed wind farm site, in approximately 25m of water depth. The survey was designed for a minimum duration of 28 days, subject to the capture of sufficient wave events and weather conditions at the proposed retrieval date. The instruments recorded data between 12.00 GMT 13/02/2008 and 12.30 GMT 15/03/2008. The AWAC records tidal heights, current profiles (speed; direction) and directional wave data for this deployment. A dedicated turbidity probe was also deployed alongside the AWAC unit using optical backscatter as a proxy to provide an indication of the concentration of suspended particulate matter in the lower water column.
2008, ABP marine environmental research, Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm, Hydrographical Site Investigations Survey Data
2008, ABP marine environmental research, Westermost Rough Offshore Windfarm: Hydrographical Site Investigations. Survey Report