Global renewables major Orsted and a group of climate-minded Norwegian venture capital firms are investing in a ‘deep tech’ start-up developing artificial intelligence (AI) system to monitor and track birdlife at offshore windfarms.

The seed funding for Oslo-based Spoor AI from the developer, Nysnø Climate Investments, Wiski Capital, Norrsken Foundation and Antler, will go toward refining a image-capturing technology that the makers claim has the “unique benefit [of] accurately identifying and tracking birds specifically”, improving on the current methods that uses a combination of high-resolution cameras, radar, and human observers.