We want to gain as much knowledge as possible about bats at sea. Future wind farms can benefit enormously from knowledge regarding the presence of different bat species, their flight altitudes, and the probability of collisions.
This is why we are also starting a monitoring and research programme for bats. We will measure the presence of bats in the wind farm for a period of about 2 to 5 years. To do this, we will partly deploy the same monitoring techniques as for birds, but we will also use techniques specifically for bats. In particular, we will install acoustic sensors on 5-10% of the wind turbines at various heights and MOTUS antennas on 15-20% of the wind turbines.