Meygen Tidal Stream Project
RPS was commissioned by Meygen to provide the full range of services required to establish the effects of the Pentland Firth tidal stream project on ornithological interests.
RPS designed and co-ordinated baseline surveys to establish the range of bird species present on site throughout the year, which involved a combination of boat and land-based surveys over a 2 year period.
The resultant Environmental Impact Assessment produced by RPS contained detailed analyses, including the formulation of a model to determine risks of collisions to diving birds, as well as the modelling of displacement rates and effects on populations.
RPS also produced a Habitat Regulations Assessment which assessed the potential for adverse effects on Natura 2000 sites due to individuals from Special Protection Areas utilising the site at various times throughout the year.