Wildlife reservesThe offshore wind farm is placed south west of East Rødsand sandbank and south east of West Rødsand sandbank. Rødsand Wildlife Reserve and Hyllekrog Wildlife Reserve are nearby. There are four wildlife reserves in the area to the north of the wind farm: Hyllekrog, Nysted Nor, Rødsand and Frejlev Vig. The entire area to the north of the wind farm has been designated as a Ramsar and EC bird protection area as well as an EU habitat area. Read more at the Danish Forest and Nature Agency website
Meteorological mastImmediately next to the wind farm there are four meteorological masts, which for a number of years have collected data on temperature, wave height and not least wind speed, which together form the basis for calculating the output of Nysted Wind Farm.
The sandbanksThe Rødsand sandbanks are made up of West Rødsand and East Rødsand, which divide the Rødsand lagoon from the Femer Bælt straits. West Rødsand has not developed into an island proper, since the highest point is slightly below normal sea level, while East Rødsand has formed dunes with a height of between one and two metres above normal sea level.
Østre MærkerØstre Mærker lies between East and West Rødsand and forms the approach to Nysted Harbour and Guldborgsund. Nysted Wind Farm is directly off Østre Mærker.
Archaeology in the path of energy - Eastern Lolland through the millennia13,000 years ago the Rødsand area was dry land and fit for human habitation. It is known from archaeological findings that Lolland was inhabited at this time, but a marine archaeological survey of the area of the wind farm revealed no signs of human settlements or similar. Neither have signs of shipwrecks been found in the area.