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2012 Offshore Wind and Ecology Congress

October 11 & 12

Learn the latest on ecological effects of offshore wind farms!

  • Get the latest scientific knowledge on ecological effects of the Offshore Wind farm Egmond aan Zee
  • Meet and interact with international scientific experts, offshore wind industry, government, ngo's and agencies
  • Learn about effects on fish, birds, marine mammals and benthos

Register now! 2 day ticket €200,-

Offshore Wind and Ecology Congress 2012

About the congress

About the congress

On 11 and 12 October 2012 the Offshore Wind and Ecology Congress, organized by NoordzeeWind, took place in Amsterdam. The main objective of the congress was to share and discuss the outcome of the five-year monitoring and research programme of the wind farm’s impact on marine fauna. The main conclusion was that the offshore wind farm has a slightly positive impact on life in and at sea, and has had hardly any adverse effects.

Four categories of animals were investigated: fish, birds, marine mammals and benthos. The renowned Dutch institutes Imares, Royal NIOZ and Bureau Waardenburg carried out the research programme. The Dutch Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management also independently evaluated the research results.

The results of this study are of huge importance to future wind farms that have yet to be developed. As the findings are related to the site and the layout of the wind farm, no direct inferences can be drawn regarding the results of this study towards other future wind farms. However, the results do seem to point to this type of wind farm having a slightly positive effect on life in and at sea.