For our monitoring and research programme for birds, we will use various monitoring techniques (bird radars, thermal and daylight cameras, and impact sensors) to determine the effectiveness of our measures.
We will start by monitoring the baseline prior to the start of the construction phase. Afterwards, we will monitor and research the different bird species for about 10 to 15 years during the construction and operational phase to map disturbance and habituation behaviour.
To ensure that the collected data really turns into knowledge, we will work together with scientists who will focus on researching and filling existing knowledge gaps. For example, they will work on accurately mapping the migration routes and patterns of migratory birds and improving existing collision models. Based on these insights, we can continuously improve our own approach by finetuning innovations, and we can help future wind farms.