Research on offshore wind farms and their effect upon marine life

Denmark: Horns Rev 1 offshore wind farm

This wind farm was reported to have a higher marine species diversity around the turbines than was found at control sites. Demersal and pelagic fish populations were unchanged as a result of the construction of the wind farm. The study was undertaken over a 10 year period 2001-2010

Netherlands: NoordzeeWind (OWEZ)

This wind farm in the Netherlands was reported as having a positive impact on marine life. Studies were conducted over a five year period ending in 2012

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