Visual monitoring of marine mammals and birds
Objectives and methodology
The main objective of "visual" monitoring of marine mammals and birds is to determine the impact of the work and operation of the wind farm off the Bay of Saint-Brieuc on these groups. This monitoring will also help improve local knowledge. These were communicated to the SMC in April 2019.
Vessel observations are carried out by two observers simultaneously, each covering one side of a vessel and concentrating on a 300 m strip.
A transect protocol is also deployed for high definition aerial tracking. Films made during releases are analysed back on land.
Location of actions
Planning and Status
Measure currently in place
This monitoring measure will be put in place on several occasions: