A novel filtering method to estimate bird densities
Image: Maarten Visser Image: Pluma (CC License)

Some 21,000 bird strikes are recorded every year worldwide, which cost the civil aviation industry around US$1.2 billion per year. Bird strikes have been responsible for the loss of 88 aircraft and have claimed hundreds of lives.


  • Willem Bouten
    University of Amsterdam
  • Jurriaan H. Spaaks
    Netherlands eScience Center
  • Lourens Veen
    Netherlands eScience Center