This Project Environmental Monitoring Programme (PEMP) has been prepared by MeyGen Limited (MeyGen) to set out the proposed method for discharging the Condition 12 of the Section 36 Consent for the Development.
The document details the monitoring methods proposed for the commissioning and operational phases of the Development and how communication will be maintained between MeyGen, the Advisory Group (established in accordance with Condition 13) and the Regulators.
The PEMP will be submitted to the Scottish Ministers for their written approval, in consultation with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), the Advisory Group and any other ecological, or such other advisors as required at the discretion of the Scottish Ministers.
The data collected during monitoring will be used by the Advisory Group to inform decisions on each subsequent stage of the Development. Empirically measured close range encounter or passage rates may be substituted for the density inputs into collision risk models, and any measured avoidance or evasion may be translated into avoidance rates. The combination of these two factors will allow a more realistic calculation of collision risk for subsequent stages.