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Report Number: 16-2-890
On June 13th, 2013 the University of Maine’s VolturnUS 1:8 floating offshore wind turbine was energized and began delivering electricity through an undersea cable to the Central Maine Power electricity grid. Deployment continued until late November 2014. The following describes the results of extensive environmental monitoring at the Castine site. The primary observations of the site were derived from weekly visual surveys, bat echolocation detectors, underwater acoustic receivers, and web camera surveillance. The latter method consisted of observing the turbine and platform by web camera every 15-30 seconds throughout the deployment.
Brady, Damian C. and University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, "Environmental Monitoring Report for VolturnUS Deployment in Castine, ME" (2015). Maine Sea Grant Publications. 42.