State of the Science Workshop


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


May 5-6, 2020

Rye Brook, New York

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is hosting its second State of the Science Workshop on Offshore Wind Energy on May 5-6, 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 on May 7 without paying additional costs for meeting space. If you would like to plan a meeting or reserve room space at the venue on May 7, please contact Edward Jenkins.

Workshop registration and abstract submission for the poster session are open until April 13. To receive updates, sign up for our mailing list. 



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. Registration closes April 13.

Travel &


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



Poster abstract submission is open until April 13. 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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