Book 2014

Ecological Research at the Offshore Windfarm alpha ventus

Challenges, Results and Perspectives

ISBN: 978-3-658-02461-1 (Print) 978-3-658-02462-8 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XIX

  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-9

      Current situation of offshore development in Germany and environmentally sound expansion of offshore wind energy

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      Pages 11-14

      The Spatial Offshore Grid Plan for the German Exclusive Economic Zone

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      Pages 15-23

      The alpha ventus offshore test site

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      Pages 25-29

      The RAVE research initiative: A successful collaborative research, development and demonstration programme

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      Pages 31-37

      Accompanying ecological research at alpha ventus: The StUKplus research project

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      Pages 39-44

      Conservation features: Sensitive species and habitats in the German Exclusive Economic Zone

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      Pages 45-49

      Challenges, results and perspectives: An interview with Christian Dahlke

  3. Main section

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 51-52

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      Pages 53-65

      Oceanographic and geological research at alpha ventus: Instruments for predicting environmental conditions and interactions

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      Pages 67-81

      Rapid increase of benthic structural and functional diversity at the alpha ventus offshore test site

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      Pages 83-94

      Effects of the alpha ventus offshore test site on pelagic fish

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      Pages 95-110

      Effects of the alpha ventus offshore test site on distribution patterns, behaviour and flight heights of seabirds

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      Pages 111-131

      Of birds, blades and barriers: Detecting and analysing mass migration events at alpha ventus

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      Pages 133-149

      Marine mammals and windfarms: Effects of alpha ventus on harbour porpoises

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      Pages 151-169

      Marine habitat modelling for harbour porpoises in the German Bight

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      Pages 171-180

      Underwater construction and operational noise at alpha ventus

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      Pages 181-191

      Noise mitigation systems and low-noise installation technologies

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      Pages 193-198

      Cumulative impacts of offshore windfarms

  4. Back Matter

    Pages 199-201