MUSE: Multi-sensor bird detection

BUSINESS APPLICATION

Automated 24/7 monitoring of bird movements in wind farms

MUSE: Multi-sensor bird detection for regulatory compliance

In order to obtain approval to operate wind farms, operators are increasingly required to document bird behaviour around and within wind farms both before and after construction.

MUSE automates the bird monitoring process without the need for physical staff at the wind farms. Based on an integrated setup of radars and cameras, bird behaviour is automatically recorded and displayed online. This increases the frequency and quality of observations and reduces the logistic constraints and risks associated with human access to turbines and substations in offshore wind farms.

Imagine

More than ever, wind farm developers and operators are met with a demand to track bird behaviour. In addition, regulatory requirements in many countries now stipulate that wind farms are to be shut down when rare and sensitive species or large flocks of birds are approaching.

This calls for real-time, automated and quantitative bird detection capabilities made possible by MUSE.

Regulatory compliance

Real-time bird monitoring is now becoming a requirement for obtaining a license to operate wind farms

Automated operation with no human intervention

MUSE is built for enduring offshore and other harsh environments. Compared to traditional surveying with human operators, the system does not require staff in the wind farm for monitoring

User-friendly interface

The straightforward and easy-to-use interface makes it simple to get an overview of real-time and historic bird movements in the wind farm

SCADA integration

MUSE integrates with the SCADA system of the wind farm to allow for automated feedback from the bird detection system to turbine operation

Take a quick tour!

Get a demonstration of MUSE from our wind farm test site.

Key application areas

MUSE can be used for

  • Environmental monitoring of sea-bird behaviour during operation
  • Baseline data collection for Environmental Impact Assessments

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Our specialists can advise you on the recommend setup based on the location and layout of a particular wind farm. Please contact us to learn more.

It’s all about quality

At DHI, we have been solving complex challenges in offshore, coastal and marine water environments worldwide since 1964 and have been involved in more than 80% of all global offshore wind farm projects.

Developed in 2007, our bird detection systems are trusted by the most established wind farm developers and operators worldwide.

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