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2013, Natural Power Consultants, Zone 9 Celtic Array, Stage 2 PEI Chapter 11 (Marine Mammals, Basking Sharks and Turtles) and Chapter 12 (Ornithology)

2013, Natural Power Consultants, Zone 9 Celtic Array, Stage 2 PEI Chapter 11 (Marine Mammals, Basking Sharks and Turtles) and Chapter 12 (Ornithology)

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This study forms chapter 11 and 12 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 Natural Power Consultants and it  describes the existing environment with regard to Marine mammals, basking shark and turtles and  Ornithology, and assesses the potential impacts of the Offshore Development area of the proposed Rhiannon Wind Farm (RWF)

Chapter 11 -  Marine mammals, basking shark and turtles is closely linked to Chapter 7 Physical processes; Chapter 8 Nature conservation; Chapter 9 Benthic ecology; Chapter 10 Fish ecology; and Chapter 14 Shipping and navigation of the Stage 2 Preliminary Environmental Information (Stage 2 PEI) and should be read in conjunction with Appendix 11.1 Boat-based survey analysis; Appendix 11.2 Baseline assessment figures; Appendix 11.3 Piling impact assessment figures; Appendix 11.4 Long term assessment using PVAs; Appendix 11.5 Final report on aerial surveys from April 2012-March 2013 - Irish Sea Zone (ISZ), Rhiannon Wind Farm (RFW) and NE Potential Development Area (NE PDA); Appendix 11. 6 Supplementary information for CIA methodology; Chapter 11 describes the distribution and abundance of marine mammals, basking sharks and turtles in the Irish Sea, including the proposed Offshore Development area. It then presents an assessment of the potential impacts of the proposed development in relation to marine mammals, basking sharks and turtles.
 
While Chapter 12 Ornithology is closely linked to Chapter 8 Nature Conservation; Chapter 9 Benthic Ecology; Chapter 10 Fish Ecology; and Chapter 13 Commercial Fisheries of the Stage 2 Preliminary Environmental Information (Stage 2 PEI) and should be read in conjunction with Appendix 12.1 Ornithology Technical Appendix. Chapter 12  provides a description of the ornithological baseline conditions within the Offshore Development relative to the Irish Sea Zone (ISZ) and an assessment of the predicted potential impacts which may occur as a result of the development, with proposed mitigation of those potential impacts and assessment of potential residual impact where necessary.

Corresponding Centrica Document No: 
Chapter 11 Marine mammals, basking shark and turtles

SE-D-EV-075-0002-000000-011; SE-D-EV-075-0002-000000-011-Att1; SE-D-EV-075-0002-000000-011-Att2; SE-D-EV-075-0002-000000-011-Att3; SE-D-EV-075-0002-000000-011-Att4; SE-D-EV-075-0002-000000-011-Att5; SE-D-EV-075-0002-000000-011-Att6

Chapter 12 Ornithology
SE-D-EV-075-0002-000000-012; SE-D-EV-075-0002-000000-012-Att1

Available Datasets : 1. ArcGIS files (mpk, . shapefiles),     2. Drawings (pdf, jpeg,), 	3.  Reports (.doc, .xls, .txt, csv), 


Please note some reports are still in draft and some of the datasets are located in separate series.

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Chapter 12 Report

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Chapter 11 Report