Field work for offshore wind project ++ kicks off!

7 May 2021 – Studying the orientation behavior of cod, haddock and halibut larvae in situ in Norwegian fjords (using drifting chambers) to support a better understanding, and biophysical coupled simulation modelling, of their dispersal. For cod, haddock, and sandeel, we will also obtain unique data to better understand the possible impact-risk (if any) of planned large-scale offshore wind facilities on the dispersal and migration of fish early life stages spawned nearby and/or dispersing through these areas (under our project, “Assessing the effects of offshore wind turbine facilities on fish early life stages“). Thanks to Guosong Zhang and Glenn Sandtorv for their help with the fieldwork!

Alessandro, Glenn and Guosong deploying a drifting chamber