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20122013, ESS Ecology and Royal Haskoning, Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm - Ornithology Survey Reports and Data - Construction and operation phase

20122013, ESS Ecology and Royal Haskoning, Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm - Ornithology Survey Reports and Data - Construction and operation phase

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Description

This series contains the annual and monthly reports as well as the raw data for the 2012-2013 Greater Gabbard bird survey carried out as part of the 2012/2013 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.

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20122013, ESS Ecology, Greater Gabbard Offshore Windfarm, Raw data - Bird Survey

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2012-2013, ESS Ecology, Greater Gabbard Offshore Windfarm, Monthly Survey Reports

2012-2013, Royal Haskoning, Greater Gabbard OWF, Annual report