Webinar | Protecting Wildlife and ecosystems with radar technology

Published 5th November 20 12:00 AM

You are registering to access a recording of the webinar "Protecting wildlife and ecosystems with radar technology" originally held on Tuesday 8 December 2020.

This webinar will present how DeTect uses their radar-based systems to address a multitude of environmental concerns involving the detection of birds and bats.

DeTect, Inc specializes in applied radar technologies and systems for environmental protection, renewable energy, aviation safety, security and surveillance, and drone defense with over 450 radar systems installed and operating worldwide since 2003. Environmental applications of DeTect’s MERLIN Avian Radar Systems include conducting bird and bat surveys, research, mortality risk analysis, habitat and migratory studies, and operational monitoring and mitigation at sites such as terrestrial and offshore wind farms, and industrial sites requiring bird detection and deterrence. The new HARRIER Aircraft Detection Lighting Systems (ADLS) can additionally support Dark Sky initiatives by automatically activating obstruction lighting at aviation obstructions such as wind farm turbines, high voltage transmission lines, and communication towers.

Meet the Speaker

Andreas Smith is DeTect’s EU Program Manager and has over 17 years experience as a radar ornithologist and avian biologist. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries & Wildlife Science from North Carolina State University (1994). Mr. Smith has worked on the development of DeTect’s MERLIN mobile Avian Radar Systems used to perform short- and long-term surveys of bird activity related to military and civilian aircraft operations, wind energy projects, landfills, mining operations, and most recently projects using ADLS (Aircraft DeTection Lighting Systems). He has conducted numerous avian (bird and bat) radar surveys and risk assessments, including both land-based and offshore wind farms, in Europe, North America, and Southeast Asia.

This webinar will run on Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDST).

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Event details

When: TBA

Where: Webinar

Cost: $10 EIANZ Members, $20 Non-members

Registrations Open: 5th November 20 10:00 AM

Registrations Close: 31st December 21 9:30 AM

Contact: Enquiries via +61 3 8593 4140 or

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Published 5th November 20 12:00 AM