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2013, Royal Hakoning DHV, Thanet Offshore Wind Farm, Operational Underwater Noise Assessment

  • Published Date: 01/11/2008

After the post construction environmental monitoring plan (PCEMP) was produced for the Thanet offshore Windfarm it was requested to consider the use of desk-based modelling studies to assess the potential effects of sub-sea noise and vibration caused by the OWF on marine fauna. The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) agreed that this was an acceptable approach, provided that this modelling work were based on a comprehensive dataset of noise propagation, measured for the Thanet OWF and if possible, on data from other OWFs in the Thames Estuary and other regions. Once theresults of the modelling exercise are available, the MMO will make a final decision on the need for conducting further sub-sea noise monitoring.ed.

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2013, Royal Haskoning DHV, Thanet Offshore Wind Farm, Operational Underwater Noise Assessment

  • Published Date: 01/02/2013

After the post construction environmental monitoring plan (PCEMP) was produced for the Thanet offshore Windfarm it was requested to consider the use of desk-based modelling studies to assess the potential effects of sub-sea noise and vibration caused by the OWF on marine fauna. The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) agreed that this was an acceptable approach, provided that this modelling work were based ona comprehensive dataset of noise propagation, measured for the Thanet OWF and if possible, on data from other OWFs in the Thames Estuary and other regions. Once the results of the modelling exercise are available, the MMO will make a final decision on the need for conducting further sub-sea noise monitoring.

This report details the expected levels of sound that will be produced by the operational windfarm and the effect on the relevant marine fauna.

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IMO shipping routes.shp

  • Published Date: 07/08/2009

Author: Ian McConnel (ShipAIS)Report number: MEPF 08/04
International Maritime Organisation (IMO) main shipping route areas located in the vicinity of the EC REC Study Area

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IMO shipping route lines.shp

  • Published Date: 07/08/2009

Author: Ian McConnel (ShipAIS)Report number: MEPF 08/04
International Maritime Organisation (IMO) main shipping route lines located in the vicinity of the EC REC Study Area

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IMO shipping route junction point.shp

  • Published Date: 07/08/2009

Author: Ian McConnel (ShipAIS)Report number: MEPF 08/04
International Maritime Organisation (IMO) North Hinder junction point associated with the main shipping routes located in the vicinity of the EC REC Study Area

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ECREC MMO MarinePlanAreas.shp

  • Published Date: 07/08/2009

Author: Marine Management OrganisationReport number: MEPF 08/04
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) marine planning areas that lie within the vicinity of the EC REC Study Area

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2012, NaREC, Blyth NaREC Offshore Demonstration Site, Fish Ecology and Commercial Fisheries for Environmental Statement

  • Published Date: 09/03/2012

This section reports the fish ecology in the area of the Blyth Offshore Demonstration Project and assesses potential impacts on the fish community in the project area. Baseline surveys were carried out to characterise the marine environment in terms of its fish and shellfish populations, and to provide a baseline against which any future changes can be compared. The sensitivity of natural fish populations has been assessed to indicate the likely significant effects of the proposed project. The potential effects of the proposed Blyth Offshore Demonstration Project on the local fishing industry has been studied as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process, following consultation with local fishing associations, local fishermen and both statutory and non statutory fisheries organisations. The views of the fishing industry on the proposed demonstration project have been sought during a series of open meetings and a proactive Fisheries Working Group (FWG) has been established comprising the developer, its consultants and representatives of the fishing industry.

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Westermost Rough Ornithological Technical EIA Report

  • Published Date: 23/07/2009

This report has been carried out by RPS and details the results of boat-based, aerial and terrestrial seabird surveys carried out for DONG Energy at the site and surrounding area of the proposed Westermost Rough (WMR) offshore wind farm (OWF). Boat-based surveys were undertaken by the Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (IECS) and aerial surveys by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) from 2004 to 2006; further boat-based and terrestrial surveys were organised by RPS and undertaken by ECON Ecological Consultancy (ECON) in 2008. This report is part of the analytical process and its purpose is to collate all ornithological data gathered to date for the WMR application, to establish the ornithological significance of the proposed OWF application site for breeding, wintering and migratory birds and to predict potential ornithological impacts of construction, operation and decommissioning of OWF, and the overall significance of these impacts. All relevant legislation was taken into consideration in this report and consultation was undertaken with both statutory and non-statutory environmental organisations. A number of impacts were identified in this review. Disturbance is predicted to be an impact with the greatest impact during the construction and decommissioning phase. The risk of displacement is considered to be minor or negligible. The risk of a reduction of habitat extent and quality is negligible. The collision risk is minor or negligible. Finally the barrier effects to seabird continuing movements are considered to be negligible.

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Westermost Rough Archaeological Impact Assessment

  • Published Date: 07/07/2009

This project examines the marine archaeological studies carried out at the site of the proposed Westermost Rough offshore wind farm. Maritime Archaeology Ltd undertook the assessment consisting of a review of the existing historic environment baseline, including both primary and secondary sources, upon which subsequent impact assessments and mitigation proposals can be determined. The review is complemented by an assessment of existing marine geophysical survey data collected by EMU Ltd on behalf of Dong Energy. The defined study area for the desk based assessment covered both the marine and intertidal zones. A review of the baseline archaeological data for both the terrestrial and maritime areas was undertaken and a diverse range of sources including national, regional and local bodies and organisations were consulted. Geophysical survey data was collected and processed for the study area by EMU Ltd. Analysis of the data for archaeological interpretation was undertaken by MA Ltd using Sonarwiz.Map and ArcGIS software. Side scan and multibeam surveys were undertaken within the geophysical survey area and covered the proposed wind turbine area as well as the northern cable route. The project determines the potential impact of the development on the archaeological characteristics of the area as well as mitigation in response to the impacts identified. A Written Scheme of Investigation (WSI) or Archaeological Protocol has been proposed to outline the requirements and scope of the archaeological mitigation recommended in this marine archaeological assessment.

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