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2014, Anatec, Zone 9 Celtic Array, Shipping and Navigation

2014, Anatec, Zone 9 Celtic Array, Shipping and Navigation

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Description

This study forms  chapter 14 of the Stage 2 Preliminary Environmental Information (Stage 2 PEI) of the Rhiannon Offshore Wind Farm, which is part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). 
The study was carried out by Anatec Limited and it describes the existing environment with regard to shipping and navigation and assesses the potential impacts of the Offshore Development area of the proposed Rhiannon Wind Farm (RWF).
Data used in this study were from previous survey carried out by Anatec : 
Benaiah vessel survey in August 2012 which was a 14 day vessel based AIS- Automatic Identification System and Radar data collection survey
Isle of Man and Point Lynas Coastal Stations in December 2012 which was another 14 days  AIS - Automatic Identification System data collection but from shore based stations at Santon Head on the Isle of Man and Point Lynas in North Wales. And
Glenravel vessel survey in May 2013, a 14 days vessel based AIS - Automatic Identification System and Radar data collection survey
Non-AIS- Automatic Identification System vessels (mainly recreational vessels and smaller fishing vessels) were also recorded during the Benaiah and Glenravel surveys. These Radar track data were supplemented by manual observations of vessels within visual range to obtain type and size information. It is noted that a proportion of smaller vessels also carry AIS voluntarily

Corresponding Centrica Document No: 
SE-D-EV-075-0002-000000-014; SE-D-EV-075-0002-000000-014-Att1; SE-D-EV-075-0002-000000-014-Att2; SE-D-EV-075-0002-000000-014-Att3; SE-D-EV-075-0002-000000-014-Att4

Available Datasets : 1. ArcGIS files (mxds, . shapefiles),     2. Drawings (png), 	3.  Reports (.doc, .xlsx .), 	4. Raw AIS data (.txt) these data can be found in the R3 2010 -2013 ANATEC Shipping and Navigation (Series) on the MDE

Please note reports are still in draft and Chapter 19 Socioeconomics; and Chapter 13 Commercial fisheries of Stage 2 Preliminary Environmental Information (Stage 2 PEI) of the Rhiannon Offshore Wind Farm is closely linked to this study. Also there are some relevant appendices which should be read in conjunction with this report
They are: Appendix 14.1 Navigation Risk Assessment; Appendix 14.2 Consequences Assessment Report; Appendix 14.3 Hazard Workshop Report; and Appendix 14.4 MGN 371 checklist.

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MXD Files

Modelling Values for Bar Charts within Appendix 4.2

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Chapter 14 Stage 2 PEI