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Marine noise mitigation for Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm
As part of our marine noise mitigation work for Borkum Riffgrund 1 wind farm, we used an innovative method for monitoring porpoise activity using full-spectrum recordings instead of click detectors.
Baker Consultants Marine – Marine Services
Underwater noise and marine mammal experts
Baker Consultants Marine specialises in the acoustic side of marine ecology, including underwater noise and marine mammal monitoring. We operate in sectors such as offshore wind, dredging, ports and harbour developments, offering a truly consultative service and solving problems using sound scientific data.
We have a reputation for innovation, particularly in bioacoustics, and are continually developing our service offering and seeking to drive down the costs of data collection. We have close links with innovative companies who provide us with the latest survey equipment, meaning our clients get a cost-effective service based on reliable and defensible data.
Our Marine team ranges from underwater noise specialists to marine ecology experts, and from leading authorities in environmental law and public inquiries to highly trained data analysts. We provide a comprehensive service at all stages of project development, including modelling potential impacts at conception, informing Environmental Impact Assessments at planning stage and monitoring during baseline, construction and operation.
We are experienced in liaising with regulators to negotiate the most cost-efficient monitoring surveys and address site-specific requirements. We design our work to be fit-for-purpose and ensure that it is technically and commercially robust and able to withstand any level of scrutiny.
Our new remote sensing service has launched
We now offer a comprehensive remote sensing data capture and data analysis service.
Together, our in-house GIS and ecological survey experts, bioacousticians and Chief UAV Engineer and Pilot have developed an entirely new approach to gathering marine mammal and sea bird data, combining conventional boat based surveys (e.g. Marine Mammal Observer surveys and JNCC European Seabirds at Sea (ESAS) bird surveys) with innovative UAV-gathered high definition aerial photography and bioacoustic surveys of cetaceans and seabirds.