Salamander is a joint venture between Ørsted, Simply Blue Group and Subsea7. The campaign, which involves deployment of floating LiDAR and wave buoys, will continue for 12 months.
Results will support the project's design, operations and maintenance strategy as well as the planning application process.
The two floating Seawatch wind lidar buoys and the Wavescan buoy will compile meteorological, oceanographic and environmental site data, including wave height, wind and current speed. The aim is to deliver a full assessment of the site's characteristics and seasonal conditions.
This is one of various surveys required before submission of the environmental impact assessment and habitat regulations appraisal for the development.