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BIM GROUP - Vietnam

BIM Group is a multi-sector corporation paving the way for sustainable development in Vietnam.
With wind energy located in the Ninh Thuan Province, we have been supporting the BIM Group to provide a world class PCFM program with the aim of delivering a smart curtailment system to minimise impacts to bats, whilst maximising energy production. Incorporating weather parameters such as wind speed, temperature and rainfall with temporal factors, this project sets a high standard for biodiversity protection and is a leader not just in Vietnam but in all of Australasia.

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The Lotus project, located in the Quang Tri Province, is one of the largest wind power projects in Vietnam. As the first wind project in Vietnam to be funded by a major international lender, the Lotus Project has been undertaking PCFM surveys three times per week to provide a baseline understanding of bird and bat impacts in this region. We have been supporting national consultants to manage and a deliver world class PCFM project

BAMP Delivery - Victoria

Elmoby Ecology has provided expertise, field teams and project management to over half of all wind energy facilities in Victoria. At the wind industries beginning in 2004 at Challicum Hills Wind Farm, Emma with her dog Elmo undertook Australia's first bird and bat surveys. Fast forward to today and Emma continues to support field teams, fellow ecological consultants and wind energy operators to deliver high quality post construction fatality monitoring studies, including a few projects in NSW.

Portland Wind Energy Curtailment

We began working in 2008 with stage 1 of the ambitious coastal Portland Wind Energy Project.  When impacts to the critically endangered southern bentwing bat were recorded at Cape Nelson North in 2015, the team at Pacific Hydro with Elmoby Ecology embarked on Australia's first curtailment trial. Raising the cut in speed during January to May from 3m/s to 4.5m/s we were able to demonstrate a reduction in mortality of over 50% during the summer to autumn period. 

Scientific Advisory Commitee - CWW25

The international community on wind and wildlife issues gather every 2 years and Emma aappointed 2023 became the first member of the scientific advisory committee from the Southern Hemisphere.  Representing not just Australia but also Asia, Emma introduced the international community to the emerging issue of collisions by old world fruit bats at the CWW23 in Croatia. Emma attended the first Conference on Wind energy and  Wildlife impacts (CWW) in Norway in 2011 and continues to be part of a global community working together to solve the conflict of wildlife with wind energy.

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Evaluating Conservation Dogs - MONASH

Emma is completing research with Monash University which is investigating how we evaluate conservation detection dogs - particulalry when searching for rare or hard to find species. Utilising her past experience as a dog handler, and her current work as an independant evaluator of detection dogs at wind farms, Emma is developing consistent methods for conservation dog evaluation. Not only will this research benefit efficiencies for dogs at wind facilities, but will have broader applications across all of conservation dog projects.

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