The KIS-ORCA Project
The Kingfisher Information Service
- Offshore Renewable & Cable Awareness project (KIS-ORCA) is a
joint initiative between the European Subsea Cables Association
(ESCA), Renewable UK and the Kingfisher Information Service of
KIS-ORCA commenced on 01 January
2012 and supersedes the successful KIS-CA project. KIS-CA provided
fishermen with accurate, up-to-date and freely available
information relating to subsea cables for more than a decade. The
new KIS-ORCA project is operating under the same core principles,
although aiming for an enhanced service for fishermen.
KIS-ORCA now includes subsea cables
(power and telecoms) surrounding the UK and, for the first time, UK
offshore renewable energy structures, in the form of constructed
offshore wind farms.
KIS-ORCA information is available
to fishermen in the following formats:
Supplied on CD, all the KIS-ORCA
data is available to fishermen in the most popular fishing plotter
systems and updated annually. These files are also available to
download from here.
Awareness charts have been produced
for all the KIS-ORCA data. There are six charts surrounding the UK
and also localised charts for each constructed wind farm. These are
available to download from here.
This interactive website allows
fishermen to view subsea cable and renewable energy structures on
an interactive Google Map, download the latest data and ensure they
are up-to-date with the very latest offshore activity news. The website has been
produced primarily for Fishing Safety, although also gives
fishermen an insight into the offshore industries they share the