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 movement in the air space of The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. This information is used by the Belgian Air Force (BAF), the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) and the German Bundeswehr 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 was the result of the FlySafe project initiated by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) programme in partnership with the BAF, the RNLAF, KNMI and the University of Amsterdam to develop a bird warning system to reduce bird strike risk of collision and improve flight safety in northwest Europe. Research networks are an integral part of fostering international collaboration to further develop cross border research and development on monitoring large scale aerial movement of animals. Following FlySafe, the European Network for the Radar surveillance of Animal Movement (ENRAM) was established as a research network including members from 24 countries. ENRAM was funded by the COST Programme (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) from 2013 – 2017. GloBAM aimed at “Monitoring, understanding, and forecasting global biomass flows of aerial migrants” is a research project funded from 2019 – 2021 through the Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA with partners from Switzerland, Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA.

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photo by Andries Pen