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2013-2014, Royal Haskoning DHVESS Ecology, Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm, Ornithological Survey Reports and Data

2013-2014, Royal Haskoning DHVESS Ecology, Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm, Ornithological Survey Reports and Data

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Description

This series contains the annual and monthly reports as well as the raw data for the 2013-2014 Greater Gabbard bird survey carried out as part of the 2013/2014 construction monitoring, in accordance with FEPA licence requirements.

Conditions contained in the project’s Food and Environment Protection Act (FEPA) licence 33097/10/1 (dated 29th
October, 2010), set the requirement for additional ornithological monitoring of the site,
which includes the wind farm area, 1km buffers, 4km buffers and a control area, with
surveys during pre-construction, construction and operation. In consultation with Natural
England, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and the Marine
Management Organisation (MMO), which has replaced the Marine and Fisheries
Agency (MFA), an Ornithological Monitoring Protocol (GGOWL 2007) was subsequently
developed for the project.

The monitoring protocol includes a programme of monthly boat-based transect surveys,
following the methodology as recommended by Camphuysen et al. (2004). In addition,
marine mammals were recorded as incidental sightings.

Dataset

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2013-2014 Raw Data

Report

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6th Annual Ornithological Monitoring Report

2013-2014 Monthly Survey Reports