Great to see our work with SMRU on the EOWDC bottlenose dolphin project has been highlighted in an article in the Power & Energy Solutions Wind Magazine here.

Our current work with Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay has been highlighted in the latest Wind Magazine. This study, conducted in collaboration with SMRU will examine bottlenose dolphin distribution and movement along Scotland’s east coast. At the end of this project, improved understanding of the movements and population biology of bottlenose dolphins should help us to assess the impact of future wind energy developments off the east coast of Scotland. You can read more about the project here.

“We’ll collaborate with researchers in the Moray Firth and combine our findings with existing data. When combined, we will have a greater knowledge of not only about the rates of movement, but also the population size, mortality and birth rates.”

“Long-term studies such as this are key to understanding how human activities, such as at-sea energy developments, can affect behaviour and the dynamics of the population. The results will inform offshore wind developments and allow for a focus on mitigating any potential impact on dolphins.”

Prof Phil Hammond (SMRU)

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