HiDef is Europe's major contractor for aerial surveys for the offshore renewable industry, and our technology is the still the only system of its kind in the world.
Our methodology is approved by all UK regulators and was the preferred option of the UK Crown Estate for baseline surveys for Round 3 offshore licences.
Combining our survey design and analysis expertise with the ornithological expertise of our partners, WWT Consulting, we are uniquely able to meet EIA requirements for renewable developers.
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HiDef has been at the forefront of developing digital survey design and working with CREEM have implemented proven systems of analysis for maximising the value of the acquired data.
In the offshore environmental market our methodologies have been endorsed by all UK regulators including JNCC, SNH, CCW and Natural England.
The most recent advances allow bird flight height data to be extracted and collision risk analysis applied.
This sample clip has been significantly compressed and reduced in size for web display.
The actual moving images we record are of substantially increased surface coverage and at much higher resolution.
The high speed bird data was obtained during an operational survey in UK waters and the actual images reveal the legs of the sitting scoters. The real time footage of marine mammals was taken during tasking for the British Antarctic Survey.