COOE has undertaken annual flora compliance monitoring at Peculiar Knob since 2014, and in 2020 completed a methodology review and undertook the flora and fauna monitoring program for new owners, Peak Iron Mines. Survey sites were located at various points of operation, at the rail siding, along the haul road, and at the mine.
COOE were engaged by Cherrp® during the testing phase of the system to provide ornithological and agronomic support in the field. The main role was to help train the AI system to identify birds by species and track their activities. COOE scientists and project managers recruited, trained and supervised bird observers with: Bird identification Bird behaviour monitoring Crop damage assessments Bird refuge maintenance Logistics and technical reporting