Weisshaupt Nadja

The aim is to develop a biomonitoring web service which visualizes a two-day bird migration forecast and radar- based real-time bird and insect migration analyses in Finland. Intensity and altitudinal distribution of bird and insect migrations and bird-associated collision risk will be shown as grid-based maps and graphs. The service provides new data sources for bird and insect monitoring in biodiversity and climate change research and applications. The project is a collaboration between meteorologists and biologists and addresses stakeholders from the wind energy sector, aviation, science and the public as end users of the web service. It promotes the multidisciplinary use of the Finnish weather radars beyond weather services.