State of the Science Workshop


2020 State of the Science on Offshore Wind: Cumulative Impacts to Wildlife

Workshop rescheduled: Please read
New Dates: November 16-17, 2020

To ensure the safety of our staff and participants and in accordance with the state’s directives around large gatherings, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) along with our workshop organizers are rescheduling the 2020 State of the Science Workshop on Wildlife and Offshore Wind to November 16-17, 2020.

As a registered attendee here is what you need to know:


  1. If you have already registered for the meeting, your registration will automatically be transferred to the new dates.

  2. If you are no longer able to attend the new dates, please email to request a refund of your registration fee.


We are currently working with the hotel on setting up the new hotel room block and will notify you once that’s in place. If you have an existing hotel reservation at the Hilton Westchester, it may have already been canceled by the hotel. If so, you will receive a cancellation email notification. However, you may also cancel the reservation yourself rather than wait and be sure to get a cancellation number for your records.

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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is hosting its second State of the Science Workshop on Offshore Wind Energy on November 16-17, 2020 in Rye Brook, New York. The two-day workshop will focus on assessing the state of the knowledge regarding offshore wind development's cumulative effects on populations and ecosystems and working to identify key studies that could be conducted in the next 3-5 years to improve our understanding of cumulative biological impacts as the offshore wind industry develops in the U.S. 


There is an opportunity to co-locate meetings at the venue without paying additional costs for meeting space on November 18th. If you would like to plan a meeting or reserve room space at the venue, please contact Edward Jenkins.




The program includes a mix of presentations, panel discussions, and working meetings to develop a research agenda on cumulative impacts. 


The workshop is open to anyone who registers, though we request a level of working knowledge for Day 2 participation.

Travel &


Transportation options to get to the venue, options for accommodations, and more.



Poster abstract submission is open. Abstracts are encouraged from all workshop participants and do not have to focus on cumulative impacts. 



What you need to know about workshop logistics, including where to sign in, meals, and more.



The first State of the Science Workshop (Nov. 2018) focused on understanding the state of the science on wildlife and offshore wind development.

More Information

Contact Kate Williams and Edward Jenkins, conference organizer on behalf of NYSERDA, with questions regarding the scientific program or logistics.

Photo credits: Loggerhead sea turtle © Kate Sutherland

The Environmental Technical Working Group (E-TWG) is a New York State outreach and collaboration effort with environmental stakeholders and offshore wind energy developers.

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