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BioConsult SH develops automatic bird detection

BioConsult SH develops automatic bird detection

Automatic detection and tracking of birds can be an important tool to avoid collisions with wind turbines. Modern camera technology and artificial intelligence offer new possibilities for this. BioConsult SH has been doing extensive preliminary work on this for several years and we are very pleased that the Business Development and Technology Transfer Corporation of Schleswig-Holstein is funding the AVES project - Avian-VErification-System - from the state's economic programme. In the AVES project, an automatic detection system is being developed for the most sensitive bird species in relation to wind energy use, such as the red kite, white-tailed eagle, black and white stork, and other large birds. The system detects and tracks flying birds, which are determined based on various characteristics at species level. In future, AVES will be an important building block for the development of nature-friendly wind energy use.

The development of automatic bird detection is demanding, because it is important to detect and reliably identify birds at great distances and even in unfavourable light conditions. The video sequence shows black storks at a distance of about 800 m.


Contact:

Esther Clausen
+49 (0) 4841 77937 32
e.clausen

Thilo Liesenjohann
+49 (0) 4841 77937 20
t.liesenjohann

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