Prior to approval being granted to develop a wind farm, an exhaustive Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the designated offshore area, export cable route and onshore grid connection will be carried out to evaluate the impact (good and bad) of the project on the marine ecosystem. Should a licence to develop be granted, terms and conditions intended to minimise and or mitigate the impact of the development and ongoing effects on the marine environment will be imposed.
Scope and methodology for such studies is still evolving and different areas around the globe will have their own particular needs and concerns, but all will require a programme of monitoring, logging, data recovery, analysis and assessment.
For nearly 50-years we have worked with the world’s leading oceanographic institutes, supporting demanding and complex science projects with a wide spectrum of innovative technical solutions for in-situ ocean data collection on a variety of spatial and temporal scales, ranging from physical collection of samples by divers, ROV, or autonomous underwater or surface vehicle, to long-term remote monitoring and reporting of marine environments using moored instrumentation.
Today, we can offer a range of low-power sensing solutions designed for long endurance seabed deployment, high bandwidth acoustic and optical telemetry and optimised communications and positioning solutions for subsea instruments and assets, unmanned underwater and surface vehicles and other platforms. We can, on-demand, via our seabed-to-surface communications gateways deliver the information you need from your lease location to anywhere in the world