This is the first in a series of three environmental monitoring reports for the EnFAIT project. An overview is provided of the longer-term environmental monitoring programme that Nova has been conducting around the Shetland Tidal Array since 2010, to provide additional context. This provides a foundation on which further monitoring undertaken as part of the EnFAIT project will be built and refined. An overview of the scope and objectives for the ongoing monitoring programme, as the number of deployed turbines increases and device configuration within the array is altered, is also provided.
Author: Kate Smith, Environmental Manager, Nova Innovation