Launched in 2012, Stage 1 has helped develop the evidence base to help inform consenting decisions
Stage 1 of ORJIP Offshore Wind was set up in 2012 by the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS - previously DECC), The Crown Estate, Marine Scotland and 16 offshore wind developers. The programme invested over £1.8million into four key research projects.
Major studies included an investigation into the efficacy of Acoustic Deterrent Devices on different marine mammals and a pioneering, two-year study to record and quantify the avoidance behaviour of seabirds around offshore wind farms.
This stage of the programme made a significant contribution to the evidence base around the impact of offshore wind on marine life, which has allowed for more informed consenting decisions to be made.