The UK’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) have published in-depth study of seabirds in designated offshore wind farm areas for the second round of offshore wind farm development.

The aerial study into waterbird populations in key offshore wind farm development sectors has confirmed their large number and high diversity and will be used to inform offshore wind farm site applications so that they minimise the impact on the local environment. The data will also help government in meeting its EU obligation to monitor and protect seabirds.