This page is meant to define the scope of technologies that are included in the Wind Energy Monitoring and Mitigation Technologies Tool, and provide detailed definitions for the fields.
- Includes technologies with the primary purpose of monitoring and/or mitigating wildlife interactions with wind energy
- Includes technologies which have performed or plan to perform a laboratory or field validation study
- Includes offshore and land-based wind
- Includes international technology
- Includes instrumentation and software
- Includes technology that is freely available, available for purchase, or in-development
- Includes technologies from analogous industries (e.g., offshore oil and gas, marine energy) as long as the monitoring/mitigation function is similar
|Application of the technology for either monitoring or mitigation.
|Land-based, offshore, or both
|Phase(s) of the wind farm when the technology is used.
|The physical or biological external effect of wind turbines or wind farms on organisms, habitats, or ecosystem processes.
|Receptors include organisms, habitats, or ecosystem processes effected by wind turbines or wind farms.
|The organization who is developing the technology.
|Name of technology, linked to the technology webpage.
|General description of the technology.
|Placement and Integration
Location of technology placement on turbine or wind farm.
|Categories describing whether the technology is available or discontinued.
Categories describing the level of testing that has been conducted
A brief summary of the most recent technical evaluations your technology has undergone, including a publication, study receptor, approach, location, and dates.
|Links to documents describing the testing and validation history for the technology.
|Methods and technologies used to observe ecosystem processes, habitat changes, behavior, activity, or abundance, and to assess potential environmental impacts resulting from a project.
|A process by which projects implement measures to avoid, minimize, and compensate the adverse effects of environmental impacts resulting from a project. Depending on the regulatory authority, mitigation may also refer to measures that reduce, rectify, rehabilitate, or offset impacts.
|Lab or bench study primarily focused on the initial performance of the technology (e.g., functionality and durability)
|Pilot Field Study
|Early-stage study focused on the performance of the technology and initial effectiveness relative to the species of interest. May be performed at a wind farm or in a natural setting where the species of interest may be present
|Small-scale Field Study
|Mid-stage study focused on the performance of the technology, initial integration of the technology with the wind turbine or wind farm infrastructure, and effectiveness relative to the species of interest. Conducted at a wind farm, but with a small sample size.
|Large-scale Field Study
|Late-stage study focused on the performance of the technology, integration of the technology with the wind turbine or wind farm infrastructure, and effectiveness relative to the species of interest.. Conducted at one or more wind farms with a large sample size
The product is available for purchase, but may still be undergoing further research and development.
The product is freely available for use, but may still be undergoing further research and development.
|The technology is under active development and not available for purchase or use.
|Development of the technology has ceased and no product is available, or the company has gone out of business.