- Published: 23 September 2021 23 September 2021
SSE has launched its “Flying Squad” initiative with Microsoft, tech firm Avanade and NatureScot to monitor puffin numbers around the Scottish coastline.
The technology has recently been tested during the seabird’s breeding season on the Isle of May in the Firth of Forth. Four cameras in position on the island gathered footage and automatically detected and counted the birds until they recently left the island. If successful it is expected the technology will be used for a number of species recognition projects around SSE sites including hydro power stations and wind farms.