State of the Science Workshop


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

**Going virtual in November 2020!**

We have made the decision to hold the 2020 State of the Science Workshop entirely virtually this year in response to COVID-19. Plenary presentations and Q&A panel discussions will occur throughout the week of November 16-20. Smaller working meetings will be held virtually in late 2020 and early 2021, and efforts will culminate in a final webinar in the Spring of 2021 to report the outcomes of the breakout group efforts. Workshop efforts will remain focused 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. 


Given that the event is now fully virtual, the registration fee will be reduced (amount to be determined). If you have already registered for the meeting, your registration will be partially refunded once the new fee has been determined. If you are no longer able to attend the meeting, please email Edward Jenkins to request a full refund of your registration fee.

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The fully virtual program will include a mix of plenary sessions, live Q&A discussions, and working meetings to develop a research agenda on cumulative impacts. 


Registration for the workshop will open in Summer 2020. Please check back for updates.



Everything you need to know about workshop logistics.



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 organizers 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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