Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Volume 5 Number 8: EMEC Billia Croo Wave Test Site: Wildlife Observations Project Annual Report

Annual report of the wildlife observation programme underway at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney.

5. Recommendations

5.1 It is recommended that work should be undertaken to carry out calibration of the land-based wildlife observations. The objective of this calibration exercise will be to evaluate how accurately the observers at the land-based vantage points are able to detect, identify and locate wildlife species within and at the outermost limits of the observation area, and thus derive a site-specific 'detection function' that can be applied to the analysis of the wildlife data


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