Here are some of the reports, publications and conference presentations that Rachael has been involved in:
Hornsea Project Four Offshore Wind Farm. Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR), Volume 2, Chapter 4: Marine Mammals. August 2019.
Verfuss, U.K., Sinclair, R.R. & Sparling, C.E. (2019). A review of noise abatement systems for offshore wind farm construction noise, and the potential for their application in Scottish waters. Scottish Natural Heritage Research Report No. 1070.
Sinclair, RR & Booth, CG. (2019). Aerial survey data for monitoring harbour porpoise population health. Report Number SMRUC-BEI-2019-003 Provided to BEIS, March 2019.
Hornsea Project Four Offshore Wind Farm. EIA: Scoping Report, Chapter 6.5 Marine Mammals. October 2018.
Seagreen Alpha and Bravo. EIA Report Volume I, Chapter 10 – Marine Mammals. September 2018.
Seagreen Alpha and Bravo. EIA Report Volume III, Appendix 10A – Marine Mammal Baseline Technical Report. September 2018.
Moray West Offshore Wind Farm. EIA Report Volume 2, Chapter 9 – Marine Mammals. July 2018.
Moray West Offshore Wind Farm. EIA Report Volume 4, Technical Appendix 9.1 – Marine Mammal Baseline Characterisation Report. July 2018.
Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm. Environmental Statement Volume 2, Chapter 4 – Marine Mammals. May 2018.
Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm. Environmental Statement Volume 5, Annex 4.1 – Marine Mammal Technical Report. May 2018.
Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm. Environmental Statement Volume 2, Chapter 7 – Marine Mammals. June 2018.
Verfuss, U.K., Aniceto, A.S., Harris, D.V., Gillespie, D., Fielding, S., Jiménez, G., Johnston, P., Sinclair, R.R., Sivertsen, A., Solbø, S.A., Storvold, R., Biuw, M., Wyatt, R. (2019). A review of unmanned vehicles for the detection and monitoring of marine fauna. Marine Pollution Bulletin. Volume 140, 2019, Pages 17-29.
Verfuss, UK, Gillespie D, Gordon J, Marques T, Miller B, Plunkett R., Theriault J, Tollit D, Zitterbart D, Hubert P, and Thomas L. (2018). Comparing methods suitable for monitoring marine mammals in low visibility conditions during seismic surveys. Marine Pollution Bulletin. Volume 126, January 2018, Pages 1-18.
Plunkett, R. (2017). Seal Telemetry Data in Relation to the Hornsea 3 Project. Report Number SMRUC-RPS-2017-008, Submitted To RPS, March 2017.
Sparling, C. & Plunkett, R. (2017). Predicting population change under different scenarios of population parameters and mortality rates. Report Submitted to Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay.
Sparling, C., Cook, A., Thompson, D., Smout, S., Tollit, D., Verfuss, U., Plunkett, R., Wood, J., Brookes, K., Bennet, F., Morris, C., Stringell, T. & Smith, K. (2017). Acceptable thresholds of change: how much is too much? A review of the population assessment of impacts on marine mammals. Submitted to NRW, April 2017.
Booth, CG, Harwood J, Plunkett R, Mendes S, and Walker R. (2017). Using the Interim PCoD framework to assess the potential impacts of offshore wind developments in Eastern English Waters on harbour porpoises in the North Sea. Natural England Joint Report, Number 024 York.
Thompson, D, Onoufriou J, Patterson W and Plunkett R. (2017). Strategic post consent monitoring of breeding harbour seals at the Wash SAC. Presented by Plunkett, R. at the Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts, Estoril, Portugal, September 2017.
Sparling, CE. & Plunkett. R. (2016). Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay – Monitoring and mitigation review and feasibility report. Report number SMRUC-TLP-2016-010 provided to Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay, August, 2016.
Plunkett, R., Sparling, CE., Russell, DJF., Moss, S. & Hastie, GD. (2016). Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm Harbour Seal Telemetry Study: Interim Report #1 – Fieldwork Report. Report Number SMRUC-DON-2016-014 Provided to Dong Energy, November 2016.
Verfuss, UK, Plunkett R, Booth CG,and Harwood J. (2016). Assessing The Benefit Of Noise Reduction Measures During Offshore Wind Farm Construction On Harbour Porpoises. Report Number SMRUC-WWF-2016-008.
Plunkett, R, and Sparling CE. (2016). Dounreay Trì Floating Wind Demonstration Project Environmental Statement Chapter 10 Marine mammals, basking sharks and turtles. Report Number: SMRUC-HID-2016-003. Submitted To Hi-Def Aerial Surveying Limited, March 2016.
Booth, CG, Donnovan C, Plunkett R, and Harwood J. (2016). Using an interim PCoD protocol to assess the effects of disturbance associated with US Navy exercises on marine mammal populations: Final Report. Report code SMRUC-ONR-2016-004, submitted to the Office of Naval Research – Marine Mammal and Biology Program, February 2016 (unpublished).
Plunkett, R; Booth, CG. & Sparling, CE. (2015). Tidal Lagoon West Cumbria: Review of Marine Mammal Baseline Information and Recommendations for Marine Mammal Monitoring. SMRUC-TLP-2015-009 and SMRUC-TLP-2015-023, Submitted to Tidal Lagoon Power, December 2015.
Sparling, C., Plunkett, R., Gordon, J. & Gotz, T. (2015). The Use of Acoustic Deterrents For The Mitigation Of Injury To Marine Mammals During Pile Driving For Offshore Wind Farm Construction. SMRUC-TCT-2015-006, Submitted to The Carbon Trust, June August 2015.
Booth, C.G., Sparling, C.E., Plunkett, R., Scott-Hayward, L. & Rexstad, E. (2015). Collision Risk Simulation Modelling: Marine Mammals and Deep Green Device at Holyhead Deep. Report Number SMRUM-MIN-2015-005 provided To Minesto UK Ltd, March 2015.
Plunkett, R, Sparling, C. & Kidney, D. (2014). Anglesey Skerries Marine Mammal Monitoring: Land Based Vantage Point Survey trial. Report Number SMRUM-MCT-2014-012 Provided To MCT, November, 2014.
Booth, C.G., Plunkett, R. & Verfuβ, U. K. (2014). Interim Marine Mammal and Noise Monitoring at Invergordon Report. Report Number SMRUL-AFF- 2014-003 Provided to Affric Ltd, May 2014.