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DIVER - Telemetry of divers

red-throated diverAs a Joint Venture between BioConsult SH, the Justus Liebig University of Gießen and DHI, the DIVER project has the overall objective to fill existing major knowledge gaps on the ecology of divers, e.g. habitat use and movement patterns within critical areas, with the aim to improve our ability to evaluate potential threats to divers and to develop conservation tools and actions for this species. With regards to offshore windfarms, the project will investigate the spatial distribution and temporal characteristics of diver habitat use. Thereby providing a sound basis for the assessment of the relation between offshore windfarm construction related diver habitat loss and diver habitat requirements, that will in turn improve our ability to evaluate habitat loss.

The following knowledge gaps have been identified and are being pursued within the project:

More information about the project as well as daily updated tracks of tagged divers can be found on the project homepage www.divertracking.com.

Logo Bwe PtJThe project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) represented by Projektträger Jülich (PtJ).

Project duration: 01/11/2014 – 31/10/2018

Funding ID 0325747 A/B


Monika Dorsch

Monika Dorsch