FlySafe2 is a follow-up of the successful Flysafe1 and BAMBAS projects, and is financed by the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Our project partner is the Royal Netherlands Institute for Meteorology (KNMI).
We use operational radars to extract information about the numbers of birds aloft and their flight altitudes during spring and autumn migration in the Netherlands and Belgium. This data is then used to study the influence of weather on migration and develop migration forecast models to improve the mitigation of bird-aircraft (birdstrike) risk reduction. This project provides data and models to study fundamental questions about bird behavior along entire migratory flyways.