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2020 State of the Science Workshop

Lightning Talks

State of the Science Workshop on Wildlife and Offshore Wind Energy 2020: Cumulative Impacts

Workshop participants shared their research, management, and coordination activities via virtual lightning talks. Talks were topically relevant to offshore wind and wildlife but did not have to focus on cumulative impacts.

Lightning Talk Program

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Links to presentations from the workshop are provided below where available, courtesy of the presentation authors. These presentation files are provided for personal edification only, and should not be cited without contacting the author(s) directly. Users should not reuse or redistribute slides, or images on these slides, without express permission from the presentation author(s).

Tuesday, November 17

Session 3: Lightning Talks Round 1


Matt Robertson, Vineyard Wind

Status of NMFS survey activities impacted by wind development

Andy Lipsky, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Migratory paths of horseshoe crabs in peril due to offshore energy development

John Tanacredi, Center for Environmental Research and Coastal Oceans Monitoring


Pelagic fish and zooplankton abundance and distribution in the New York Bight

Joseph Warren, Stony Brook University

Large bony fish information from New York OPA

Jeff Clerc, Normandeau Associates Inc.

Q & A / Panel discussion

The BOEM 'RODEO' Program: Lessons learned from environmental monitoring at multiple U.S. offshore wind farms

Kristen Ampela, HDR, Inc.


Mapping the distribution and habitat use of Atlantic cod spawning aggregations on Cox's Ledge to assess potential impacts of offshore wind development

Rebecca Van Hoeck, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ali Frey, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Multi-scale relationships between marine predators and the distribution of forage fish

Evan Adams, Biodiversity Research Institute

Benthic habitat and epifaunal monitoring at the Block Island Wind Farm

Zoe Hutchison, University of Rhode Island

Q & A / Panel discussion

Expected effects of proposed large scale offshore wind farm implementation of common guillemots (Uria aalge) in the southern North Sea

Verena Peschko, Research and Technology Centre (FTZ), University of Kiel

Protected species observer (PSO) detections of North Atlantic Right Whales (NARW): Contributing to science, conservation, and management

Craig Reiser, Smultea Sciences

Age-based habitat use of humpback whales in the New York Bight and implications for vessel strikes

Julia Stepanuk, Stony Brook University​

Review of night vision technologies for detecting cetaceans from sea

Mari Smultea, Smultea Sciences

Q & A / Panel discussion

Photo credits: Loggerhead sea turtle © Kate Sutherland

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