Carolinas prepare for offshore wind with aerial digital surveys

By Michelle Froese APEM and Normandeau Associates Inc. will carry out ultra-high resolution aerial digital surveys of offshore wildlife off the coast of North and South Carolina, on behalf of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). The area has been identified as one where offshore wind farms may potentially be built in future, and the survey will provide baseline data to help with the process of siting and permitting future developments.
The newly contracted surveys off the Carolinas will gather data on birds, marine mammals, sharks, fish, turtles and other marine species in an area of almost 10,000 square nautical miles.
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