Knowledge Base

The Knowledge Base provides access to information about the environmental effects of marine and wind energy, supporting Annex IV and WREN initiatives. Relevant documents and Annex IV metadata forms are compiled into a user-friendly table with advanced filtering. Filters may be selected on the right, or keywords entered in the Search Text box. Content may also be sorted alphabetically by clicking on column headers. More entries will load as you scroll down.

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Title Author* Date**sort ascending Type of Content Technology Type Stressor Receptor
Trends of Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) Density in the Southern North Sea Peschko, V., et al. January 2016 Journal Article N/A N/A Marine Mammals
Valuation of Ecological and Amenity Impacts of an Offshore Windfarm as a Factor in Marine Planning Börger, T., Hooper, T., Austen, M. December 2015 Journal Article Offshore Wind N/A Ecosystem, Socio-economics
Influence of Concrete Mix Design on CO2 Emissions for Large Wind Turbine Foundations Berndt, M. November 2015 Journal Article Offshore Wind Chemicals N/A
Acoustic Indices for Biodiversity Assessments: Analyses of Bias Based on Simulated Bird Assemblages and Recommendations for Field Surveys Gasc, A., et al. November 2015 Journal Article N/A N/A Birds, Ecosystem
A Unifying Framework for the Underlying Mechanisms of Avian Avoidance of Wind Turbines May, R. October 2015 Journal Article Land-Based Wind, Offshore Wind Dynamic Device Birds
Benthic Monitoring and Sampling Design and Effort to Detect Spatial Changes: A Case Study using Data from Offshore Wind Farm Sites Franco, A., Quintino, V., Elliott, M. October 2015 Journal Article Offshore Wind Static Device Benthic Invertebrates
Improving Australia's Renewable Energy Project Policy and Planning: A Multiple Stakeholder Analysis Martin, N., Rice, J. September 2015 Journal Article MHK general, Offshore Wind N/A N/A
Numerical Performance Analysis of Acoustic Doppler Velocity Profilers in the Wake of an Axial-Flow Marine Hydrokinetic Turbine Richmond, M., Harding, S., Romero-Gomez, P. September 2015 Journal Article MHK general Energy Removal N/A
Rapid Macrobenthic Recovery after Dredging Activities in an Offshore Wind Farm in the Belgian Part of the North Sea Coates, D., et al. September 2015 Journal Article Offshore Wind N/A Benthic Invertebrates
Hearing Thresholds of a Harbor Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) for Playbacks of Seal Scarer Signals, and Effects of the Signals on Behavior Kastelein, R., et al. September 2015 Journal Article Offshore Wind Noise Marine Mammals
Comparison of Manual and Semi-Automatic Underwater Imagery Analyses for Monitoring of Benthic Hard-Bottom Organisms at Offshore Renewable Energy Installations Saskov, A., et al. September 2015 Journal Article Offshore Wind N/A Benthic Invertebrates
Succession and Seasonal Dynamics of the Epifauna Community on Offshore Wind Farm Foundations and their Role as Stepping Stones for Non-Indigenous Species Mesel, I., et al. September 2015 Journal Article Offshore Wind N/A Benthic Invertebrates
Seabird Avoidance and Attraction at an Offshore Wind Farm in the Belgian Part of the North Sea Vanermen, N., et al. September 2015 Journal Article Offshore Wind N/A Birds
Foundation Damping and the Dynamics of Offshore Wind Turbine Monopiles Carswell, W., et al. August 2015 Journal Article Offshore Wind Static Device Nearfield Habitat
The Cumulative Impact of Tidal Stream Turbine Arrays on Sediment Transport in the Pentland Firth Fairley, I., Masters, I., Karunarathna, H. August 2015 Journal Article Tidal Energy Removal Farfield Environment
Leading Edge Erosion of Coated Wind Turbine Blades: Review of Coating Life Models Slot, H., et al. August 2015 Journal Article Offshore Wind Chemicals N/A
Attitudes and Perceptions of Fishermen on the Island of Ireland Towards the Development of Marine Renewable Energy Projects Reilly, K., O'Hagan, A., Dalton, G. August 2015 Journal Article MHK general N/A Socio-economics
Evaluation of the Impact of Wind Farms on Birds: The Case Study of Lebanon Al Zohbi, G., Hendrick, P., Bouillard, P. August 2015 Journal Article Land-Based Wind Dynamic Device, Static Device Birds
High-Resolution Velocimetry in Energetic Tidal Currents using a Convergent-Beam Acoustic Doppler Profiler Sellar, B., Harding, S., Richmond, M. July 2015 Journal Article Tidal N/A N/A
Integrated Environmental Mapping and Monitoring, a Methodological Approach to Optimise Knowledge Gathering and Sampling Strategy Nilssen, I., et al. July 2015 Journal Article MHK general, Offshore Wind N/A N/A
Underwater Noise from a Wave Energy Converter Is Unlikely to Affect Marine Mammals Tougaard, J. July 2015 Journal Article Wave Noise Marine Mammals
A Collision Risk Model to Predict Avian Fatalities at Wind Facilities: An Example Using Golden Eagles, Aquila chrysaetos New, Leslie, et al. July 2015 Journal Article Land-Based Wind Dynamic Device Birds
Social and Ecological Impacts of Marine Energy Development Bonar, P., Bryden, I., Borthwick, A. July 2015 Journal Article MHK general N/A Ecosystem, Socio-economics
Killer Whale Call Frequency is Similar Across the Oceans, but Varies Across Sympatric Ecotypes Filatova, O., et al. July 2015 Journal Article N/A N/A Marine Mammals
A Computational Method to Predict and Study Underwater Noise due to Pile Driving Schecklman, S., et al. July 2015 Journal Article Offshore Wind Noise N/A
Curtailing Wind Turbine Operations to Reduce Avian Mortality Singh, K., Baker, E., Lackner, M. June 2015 Journal Article Land-Based Wind, Offshore Wind Dynamic Device Birds
Tradeoff Analysis of Energy Harvesting and Noise Emission for Distributed Wind Turbines Shaltout, M., et al. June 2015 Journal Article Land-Based Wind, Offshore Wind Noise N/A
Floating Offshore Turbines Tande, J., et al. June 2015 Journal Article Offshore Wind N/A N/A
Sound Exposure in Harbour Seals During the Installation of an Offshore Wind Farm: Predictions of Auditory Damage Hastie, G., et al. June 2015 Journal Article Offshore Wind Noise Marine Mammals
Seabird-Wind Farm Interactions During the Breeding Season Vary Within and Between Years: A Case Study of Lesser Black-Backed Gull Larus fuscus in the UK Thaxter, C., et al. June 2015 Journal Article Offshore Wind N/A Birds
Long-Term Effects of an Offshore Wind Farm in the North Sea on Fish Communities Stenberg, C., et al. May 2015 Journal Article Offshore Wind N/A Fish
Barriers and Benefits: Implications of Artificial Night-Lighting for the Distribution of Common Bats in Britain and Ireland Mathews, F., et al. May 2015 Journal Article N/A Lighting Bats
Consolidating the State of Knowledge: A Synoptical Review of Wind Energy’s Wildlife Effects Schuster, E., Bulling, L., Köppel, J. April 2015 Journal Article Land-Based Wind, Offshore Wind N/A Bats, Birds, Marine Mammals
Offshore Wind Park Monitoring Programmes, Lessons Learned and Recommendations for the Future Lindeboom, H., et al. April 2015 Journal Article Offshore Wind N/A Nearfield Habitat
Assessment of Entanglement Risk to Marine Megafauna due to Offshore Renewable Energy Mooring Systems Harnois, V., et al. April 2015 Journal Article Wave, Tidal Dynamic Device Marine Mammals
Debris Ingestion by Juvenile Marine Turtles: An Underestimated Problem Santos, R., et al. April 2015 Journal Article N/A Chemicals Sea Turtles
Integrating Ocean Wave Energy at Large-Scales: A Study of the US Pacific Northwest Parkinson, S., et al. April 2015 Journal Article Wave N/A Farfield Environment
National Geodatabase of Ocean Current Power Resource in USA Yang, X., et al. April 2015 Journal Article MHK general N/A N/A
Review of Consenting Processes for Ocean Energy in Selected European Union Member States Simas, T., et al. April 2015 Journal Article MHK general N/A N/A
Orientation Behaviour of Leatherback Sea Turtles within the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre Dodge, K., Galuardi, B., Lutcavage, M. April 2015 Journal Article N/A N/A Sea Turtles
Wildlife and renewable energy: German politics cross migratory bats Voigt, C., et al. April 2015 Journal Article Land-Based Wind Dynamic Device Bats
Integrating Passive Acoustic and Visual Data to Model Spatial Patterns of Occurrence in Coastal Dolphins Thompson, P., Brookes, K., Cordes, L. April 2015 Journal Article N/A N/A Marine Mammals
Environmental Impact Assessment for an OTEC Plant in Martinique Island Auvray, C., et al. April 2015 Journal Article OTEC N/A N/A
Tidal Resource Extraction in the Pentland Firth, UK: Potential Impacts on Flow Regime and Sediment Transport in the Inner Sound of Stroma Martin-Short, R., et al. April 2015 Journal Article Tidal Energy Removal Farfield Environment
Ecological Impacts of Wind Farms on Birds: Questions, Hypotheses, and Research Needs Wang, S., Wang, S., Smith, P. April 2015 Journal Article Land-Based Wind, Offshore Wind Dynamic Device Birds
TROPOS Project Final Report Brito, J. March 2015 Report MHK general, Offshore Wind Dynamic Device, Static Device Ecosystem
Proceedings of the 4th Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop University of Oxford March 2015 Workshop Article Tidal N/A N/A
Bird Movements at Rotor Heights Measured Continuously with Vertical Radar at a Dutch Offshore Wind Farm Fijn, R., et al. March 2015 Journal Article Offshore Wind Dynamic Device Birds
The Impact of Debris on Marine Life Gall, S., Thompson, R. March 2015 Journal Article N/A Chemicals Ecosystem
Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts: Book of Abstracts Köppel, J., Schuster, E. March 2015 Conference Paper Land-Based Wind, Offshore Wind N/A N/A

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