Salamander Wind Project Partners with Scottish Universities on Marine Environment Study

Salamander Wind Project Partners with Scottish Universities on Marine Environment Study - Merchant Navy Info - News

Salamander, a joint venture between Ørsted. Blue Group and Subsea7, have partnered with two Scottish universities to investigate any potential impact of floating offshore wind farms on marine ecosystems.

The PREDICT 2.0 initiative forms part of a research program. This is led by experts at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Environmental Research Institute and the University of Aberdeen. The program is designed to develop a better understanding of fish migration patterns.

The proposed Salamander site will be used as a monitoring base to gather data on the drivers of variation in fish movement. Also the availability as prey.

Teams from the universities will deploy various sensors that can be used to identify fish presence. Also, behaviour in the site while assessing how these change over time.

The original PREDICT programme enhanced the understanding of fish migration patterns. Moreover, provided a vision for next-generation monitoring techniques, according to Ørsted. The second phase is expected to further such research, working with the Salamander team. The aim is to investigate the likely impacts of floating offshore wind farms on marine life, said Ørsted.

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