Calling for entries from companies and consortia interested to progress a research project entitled ‘Improving quantification of mortality rates associated with displacement within the assessment process (QuMR)’, created under ORJIP Offshore Wind Stage 2.
Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP) for Offshore Wind launched its second stage in July 2019 with the objective of identifying, prioritising and selecting research to reduce consenting risk for offshore wind.
The application of seabird mortality rates associated with predicted displacement from offshore wind farms was identified as an important area for research, and the subject of the QuMR project.
This project will seek to critically review the rates used to determine the mortality of birds displaced by offshore wind farms in the United Kingdom. Where appropriate, it aims to deliver updated ecologically and geographically informed species-level estimates of mortality rates, with a clear indication of supporting evidence and associated uncertainty.
Clarification questions should be received by 04 December 2020. Answers to these questions will be posted below by 18 December 2020 at the latest.
The closing date to receive tender submissions is 08 January 2021 17:30 BST.