N.Y. State of the Science Workshop on Wildlife and Offshore Wind Energy
On behalf of the New York State Environmental Technical Working Group (E-TWG), the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will present the next State of the Science Workshop on Wildlife and Offshore Wind Energy from July 26-28, 2022, in the White Plains-Tarrytown area of New York State. For more details on the workshop, the call for abstracts and registration, visit the E-TWG webpage.
The third State of the Science Workshop will offer opportunities across a multi-day program to share and discuss scientific research in all areas involving wildlife and offshore wind energy development. To enable broad participation, this meeting will have options for both virtual and in-person meeting components; additional details will be posted as they are confirmed.
The workshop will include an open call for symposia and abstracts. Topics of interest include:
- Establishing a baseline: understanding wildlife populations and distributions in the U.S.
- Risk assessments: approaches and challenges
- Offshore wind development effects and species/ecosystem responses
- Minimization and mitigation approaches
- Cumulative impacts of offshore wind energy development
- Collaborative processes to improve development and conservation outcomes
Studies on both fixed-foundation and floating offshore wind energy development are welcome.