The FlySafe2 project aims at reducing the risk of bird-aircraft collisions, but also providing the data and models to study fundamental questions about bird behavior along entire migratory flyways. Project partners include the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) and the Research Group of Computational Geo-Ecology (IBEDCGE) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). FlySafe2 is a follow-up of the FlySafe and Bambas projects, and is financed by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF). FlySafe2 builds on the algorithm developed by Dokter et al. (2011) in the framework of the FlySafe project for the extraction of profiles of bird densities from radar volume data. Data from radars from several European countries were processed during the FlySafe2 project. The goal was to retrieve profiles of bird densities from data from weather radars across Europe using this algorithm, and to find to what extent this process can be automated.
The eScience Center work is financed through University of Amsterdam's IBED.