Ecological Research at the Offshore Windfarm alpha ventus

Challenges, Results and Perspectives

Editors: Beiersdorf, Anika, Radecke, Antje (Eds.)

  • Including many photos, illustrations and interviews

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At present and over the next few years, large-scale windfarms are being installed far off the coast of Germany in the North and Baltic Sea, making a major contribution to electricity generation from renewable energy sources. One of the German government’s aims is to ensure the environmentally sound and sustainable development of offshore wind energy. Germany’s first offshore test site, alpha ventus, was therefore accompanied from the construction phase to the first years of operation by an intensive environmental research programme, the StUKplus project, financed by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and coordinated by the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency. Marine and ecological aspects have been researched there for more than five years to improve the level of knowledge about the ecological impacts of offshore windfarms.

This book provides a broad, richly illustrated overview of applied and new research methods and monitoring techniques. It summarises the key research findings on the impacts on benthic communities, fish, marine mammals and birds, also taking into account underwater sound and sediment measurements. Interpreting the results in the sense of lessons learned, new challenges and perspectives are discussed for future sustainable offshore development in German waters.

About the authors

Scientists of renowned research institutes, environmental consultancies and federal authorities, edited by Anika Beiersdorf and Katrin Wollny-Goerke

Published by

Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH)

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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

    Leusen, Simone

    Pages 3-9

  • The Spatial Offshore Grid Plan for the German Exclusive Economic Zone

    Koch, Annika

    Pages 11-14

  • The alpha ventus offshore test site

    Hube, Wilfried

    Pages 15-23

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

    Otto, Eva (et al.)

    Pages 25-29

  • Accompanying ecological research at alpha ventus: The StUKplus research project

    Beiersdorf, Anika

    Pages 31-37

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-658-02462-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecological Research at the Offshore Windfarm alpha ventus
Book Subtitle
Challenges, Results and Perspectives
Editors
  • Anika Beiersdorf
  • Antje Radecke
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Spektrum
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-02462-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-02462-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 201
Number of Illustrations and Tables
52 b/w illustrations, 205 illustrations in colour
Topics