There is very little data on birds and bats in the offshore environment, creating large data gaps for researchers and regulators. This results in uncertainty about the type and level of potential impacts on these species from offshore energy development, which creates challenges for environmental assessment and permitting.
ATOM™ was designed for offshore studies of birds and bats. It enables the species-level identification that is essential for species-specific regulatory drivers such as the Endangered Species Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. ATOM™ can be used for preconstruction studies and post-construction monitoring.