Book 2006

Offshore Wind Energy

Research on Environmental Impacts

ISBN: 978-3-540-34676-0 (Print) 978-3-540-34677-7 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVIII

  2. Expanding Offshore Wind Energy Use in Germany

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-7

      Offshore Wind Energy Use

    3. Chapter

      Pages 9-13

      Strategy of the German Government

    4. Chapter

      Pages 15-20

      Legal Framework Conditions for the Licensing of Offshore Wind Farms

    5. Chapter

      Pages 21-25

      Protection of the Marine Nature and Environment

    6. Chapter

      Pages 27-32

      Ecological Research Initiated by the German Federal Government in the North and Baltic Seas

  3. Research on Marine Mammals

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 33-36

    2. Chapter

      Pages 37-64

      Harbour Porpoises (Phocoena phocoena): Investigation of Density, Distribution Patterns, Habitat Use and Acoustics in the German North and Baltic Seas

    3. Chapter

      Pages 65-75

      Distribution of Harbour Seals in the German Bight in Relation to Offshore Wind Power Plants

    4. Chapter

      Pages 77-86

      Research on Marine Mammals Summary and Discussion of Research Results

  4. Research on Bird Migration

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 87-90

    2. Chapter

      Pages 91-116

      Bird Migration and Offshore Wind Turbines

  5. Research on Resting and Breeding Birds

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 117-120

    2. Chapter

      Pages 121-143

      Possible Conflicts between Offshore Wind Farms and Seabirds in the German Sectors of North Sea and Baltic Sea

  6. Research on Fish

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 145-148

    2. Chapter

      Pages 149-180

      Distribution and Assemblages of Fish Species in the German Waters of North and Baltic Seas and Potential Impact of Wind Parks

  7. Research on Benthic Associations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 181-184

    2. Chapter

      Pages 185-200

      Benthos in the Vicinity of Piles: FINO 1 (North Sea)

    3. Chapter

      Pages 201-222

      The Impact of Wind Engine Constructions on Benthic Growth Patterns in the Western Baltic

    4. Chapter

      Pages 223-234

      Effect of Electromagnetic Fields on Marine Organisms

  8. Technical Analyses

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 235-235

    2. Chapter

      Pages 237-253

      Installation and Operation of the Research Platform FINO 1 in the North Sea

    3. Chapter

      Pages 255-279

      Standard Procedures for the Determination and Assessment of Noise Impact on Sea Life by Offshore Wind Farms

    4. Chapter

      Pages 281-304

      Collisions of Ships with Offshore Wind Turbines: Calculation and Risk Evaluation

  9. Planning Aspects

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 305-305

    2. Chapter

      Pages 307-328

      Environmental Impact Assessment in the Approval of Offshore Wind Farms in the German Exclusive Economic Zone

  10. International Ecological Research

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 329-329

    2. Chapter

      Pages 331-341

      European Review of Environmental Research on Offshore Wind Energy

  11. Conclusion and Perspective

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 343-343

    2. Chapter

      Pages 345-352

      Conclusion and Perspective

  12. Back Matter

    Pages 353-371