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2004-2006, British Trust for Ornithology, Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm, The Potential Effects on Birds

2004-2006, British Trust for Ornithology, Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm, The Potential Effects on Birds

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Description

Greater Gabbard Winds Ltd (GGOWL) has contracted the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and Environmentally Sustainable Systems (ESS) to undertake surveys and to assess the impacts of the proposed wind farm on bird populations. The North Sea and Suffolk coast are important areas for many waterbirds including divers, seaducks, gulls and auks. Offshore surveys were carried out between February 2004 and April 2006 to asertain the abundance and distribution of birds in the "footprint" area of the proposed wind farm, plus an extended "reference" survey area. Aerial and boat surveys were used in accordance with COWRIE recommendations.

 Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies Ltd (CMACS) was commissioned by Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Limited (GGOWL) to analyse marine mammal sightings data collected by ESS Ltd during site-specific surveys of the proposed offshore wind farm development area. These data were used to support the project baseline description of marine mammals and the subsequent environmental impact assessment. The purpose of this report is to provide the marine mammal sightings data. Survey methods and all analyses used to inform the marine mammals baseline and to support the impact assessment are detailed in the environmental statement (GGOWL 2005).

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Survey Summary for Birds and Mammals - Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm for 082004

Aerial Surveys for Birds at the Greater Gabbard Site - 1st Survey: Periods 1 to 4

Aerial Surveys for Birds at the Greater Gabbard Site - 2nd Survey: Periods 1 to 4

Fishing Vessel Survey Summary 2004-2005

Marine Mammals

Boat Based Bird Survey GIS and raw Data, 14th Feb 2004 to 6th Aug 2004

Boat Based Bird Survey Raw Data, Sept 2004 - April 2006

Report

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Report for February 2004 to April 2006

Report for February 2004 to March 2005

Survey Summary Reports for Birds at Sea at the Greater Gabbard site, 2005

Data Relating to Marine Mammals from Site-Specific Vessel Based Surveys for the Proposed Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm

Clarification Report on 'The Potential Effects on Birds of the Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm Report for February 2004 to April 2006'

Survey Summary Reports for Birds at Sea at the Greater Gabbard site 2004 (1)

Survey Summary Reports for Birds at Sea at the Greater Gabbard site 2004 (2)

Survey Summary Reports for Birds at Sea at the Greater Gabbard site 2006