ORE Catapult Launches Bird Tracking System

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The project hopes to transform the understanding of how wild birds move around offshore wind farms.

Official Press Release ORE Catapult:

Bird backpacks and attack-proof sensors could help transform understanding of avian life

Miniature bird backpacks containing solar-powered GPS systems or tracking tags on tail-feathers could transform our understanding of how wild birds move around offshore wind farms.

The technologies are among the suggestions put forward by four pioneering companies responding to an innovation challenge from the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, working on behalf of Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd (Moray East), with the project supported by Beatrice Offshore Wind Ltd, Marine Science Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. The aim of the project is to find a more reliable and robust tag for seabirds that can deliver truly accurate data on bird behaviour over the course of 12 months and improve on existing, accepted methods. Having talked to... ... More: Official Press Release ORE Catapult

ORE Catapult, offshore, birds, migration, tracking, OWF

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