APEM aerial surveys extended at Gwynt y Mor
APEM will carry out an initial first year of post-construction aerial surveys at the world’s second largest offshore wind farm, off the coast of North Wales.
Ultra-high resolution aerial surveys will monitor birds and marine mammals at the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm plus a 4 km buffer, as well as a wider area in Colwyn Bay (NW5) where the wind farm sits.
A grid design will be used to survey the wind farm area, as well as NW5. A month-long series of surveys will take place in summer 2016 and a series of surveys will take place in winter 2016-17. During mid-winter a dawn and dusk survey will also be undertaken.