New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has completed the first of three years of data collection in an offshore wind area via aerial surveys of birds and marine mammals as the state pursues its goal of achieving 50 percent of its electricity from renewable resources by 2030.
The survey is gathering the highest resolution images ever for a project of this scale. With each pixel corresponding to 1.5 centimeters on the ocean surface, the images provide sufficient detail to allow taxonomists to identify the species for an extremely high percentage of the birds and marine animals.
A website has been developed for the project that allows the public to see some of the different animals that have been recorded.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017