Blog [Environment]

FOCUS ON... marine mammals 🦭

Accompanied by the design offices Setec In Vivo , Biotope and Quiet Ocean , the company Ailes Marines is assessing the impacts of the construction site on marine mammals.

🔎 Who are these marine mammals that live in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc?

Initially , as part of the initial state of the impact study carried out between 2012 and 2015, Setec In vivo aimed to determine the species present, their distribution and to identify their behavior.

There are mainly 5 species in the bay of Saint-Brieuc , the latter can frequent the area where the wind farm is located to transit, feed, etc.


Preservation of the environment

Preserving the environment for marine mammals
and reducing the potential impacts of wind farm drilling
is essential for Ailes Marines .

Marine environment monitoring 🤿

Secondly , the studies carried out by Setec In Vivo determined the effects of the project on the environment.

All these impacts will of course continue to be monitored over the duration of the work phase as well as during the operation phase. Biotope , Quiet Ocean and Bioconsult SH / HiDef design offices by combining several methods: hydrophones (to hear and identify the behavior of mammals), plane and boat. 

plane trips and hydrophone measurements will be maintained until the end of 2026 to be able to monitor marine mammal populations over the long term. This date includes the construction phase, as well as the first 3 years of operation.

Thereafter, one year of aircraft monitoring will be carried out every 5 years.