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Ecological Research at the Offshore Windfarm Alpha Ventus Challenges, Results and Perspectives

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By: Anika Beiersdorf(Editor), Antje Radecke(Editor)
220 pages, 205 colour illustrations
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Ecological Research at the Offshore Windfarm Alpha Ventus
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  • Ecological Research at the Offshore Windfarm Alpha Ventus ISBN: 9783658024611 Hardback Apr 2014 Out of Print #215318
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At present and over the next few years, large-scale windfarms are being installed far off the coast of Germany in the North and Baltic Sea, making a major contribution to electricity generation from renewable energy sources. One of the German government's aims is to ensure the environmentally sound and sustainable development of offshore wind energy. Germany's first offshore test site, alpha ventus, was therefore accompanied from the construction phase to the first years of operation by an intensive environmental research programme, the StUKplus project, financed by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and coordinated by the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency. Marine and ecological aspects have been researched there for more than five years to improve the level of knowledge about the ecological impacts of offshore windfarms.

Ecological Research at the Offshore Windfarm Alpha Ventus provides a broad, richly illustrated overview of applied and new research methods and monitoring techniques. It summarises the key research findings on the impacts on benthic communities, fish, marine mammals and birds, also taking into account underwater sound and sediment measurements. Interpreting the results in the sense of lessons learned, new challenges and perspectives are discussed for future sustainable offshore development in German waters.

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- Offshore development in Germany
- The alpha ventus offshore test site
- The RAVE research initiative
- The StUKplus research project
- Sensitive species and habitats
- Research on oceanography, geology, benthic organisms, fish, resting birds, bird migration, marine mammals, underwater sound
- Noise mitigation systems
- Cumulative effects

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Out of Print
By: Anika Beiersdorf(Editor), Antje Radecke(Editor)
220 pages, 205 colour illustrations
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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