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Fugro To Monitor Offshore Wind Biodiversity By Using eDNA Samples

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on

This is the sub-heading.

Dutch geo-data specialist company Fugro has launched the BeWild project, aimed at measuring biodiversity at offshore wind farms.

I have a feeling that this fishing-for-DNA technique could have lots of uses, including some very unusual ones.

The article is worth a detailed read and Fugro and their partners certainly seem to be doing a full investigation.

These three paragraphs list the partners and the things they will provide or research.

Support will be provided by Wageningen University which will focus on the DNA sequencing methodology of marine eDNA, researching the governance of these new forms of automated data collection to provide guidance on the design principles for the expansion of nature-inclusive wind energy infrastructures.

Additionally, Stichting de Rijke Noordzee will explore how to integrate biodiversity monitoring with regular asset inspection; Mecal – ATS will develop an improved scour protection system with the potential to enhance biodiversity; Seekable will optimise cable burial monitoring solution; and CrossWind will provide access to an operational wind farm for testing and investigations.

The BeWild project is being developed with the Mission-driven Research, Development, and Innovation (MOOI) subsidy from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, and implemented by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

It certainly appears very comprehensive.

May 3, 2023 - Posted by | Energy | , , , , , ,

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