On the following pages we would like to present a selection of our projects.
We are, for example, involved in Europe’s currently largest infrastructure project, the Fehmarnbelt fixed link. For this project we conducted baseline investigations for the environmental impact study and are still consigned to monitoring tasks.
However, the majority of our projects is linked to the expansion of the use of wind energy.
In the context of onshore wind farms, we provide assessments that investigate the potential impacts on birds and bats, and we assessed and evaluated the collision risk of birds with wind turbines (PROGRESS). Also two BfN funded projects are investigating questions that relate to the subject area birds and the extension of renewable energies.
For the offshore wind farm sector we conducted the first environmental impact study for an offshore wind farm in German waters.
But we are also involved in research projects, which aimed to develop sound mitigation measures (i.e. the Big Bubble Curtain) or detection methods for harbour porpoises in the close proximity to the construction area (Real-time porpoise detection).
In classic ecological research projects, we investigate the ecology of divers or the decline of the Common buzzard. Moreover, we are analysing data for the Bird Monitoring and Seal Monitoring projects in the Wadden Sea and publish the results.