Aviation Bird project
The Aviation Bird project at the Natural History Museum is a targeted project with a clear task for the society: to reduce the risk of collisions between aircraft and birds (birdstrikes).
The Aviation Bird project is an advisory unit for Royal Norwegian Air Force with, among other things, the following tasks:
- To identify birds involved in collisions between aircraft and birds - birdstrikes.
- Make birdstrike statistics on aircraft type, bird species, location, height, speed etc.
- Research on effects of new scare methods at airports.
- Propose measures to reduce the birdstrike risk at Norwegian airports and over Norwegian territory.
- Inform pilots and air crew about hazardous bird species, about their migration routes and about large bird concentration areas in Norway.
- Provide expert assistance to the air force in cases where environmental protection interests and aviation safety considerations are conflicting.