The FlySafe Bird Avoidance Model (FlySafe-BAM)
The FlySafe Bird Avoidance Model, Operational Service Centre provides near real- time information and forecast on large scale bird mobility in the air space of The Netherlands and Belgium. The information includes bird density measurements and predictions and altitude profiles over The Netherlands and Belgium. This information is used by the Belgian Air Force (BAF) and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to create and disseminate BIRDTAM’s (bird notice to airmen) to their pilots, enabling them to adjust their operations and avoid collisions between aircraft and birds.
The FlySafe Bird Avoidance Model, Operational Service Centre is the result of the FlySafe project initiated by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) programme in partnership with the BAF and the RNLAF to develop a bird warning system to reduce bird strike risk of collision and improve flight safety in northwest Europe.
This website presents:
- Near real-time measurements of local bird movements and bird density altitude profiles;
- Forecast of bird migration intensity over The Netherlands and Belgium;