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2022 State of the Science Workshop

State of the Science Workshop on Wildlife and

Offshore Wind Energy 2022

On behalf of the New York State Environmental Technical Working Group (E-TWG), the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is pleased to announce the next State of the Science Workshop on Wildlife and Offshore Wind Energy will be held in summer 2022 in New York.

The 2022 State of the Science Workshop, the third of its kind, will offer opportunities across a two-day program to share and discuss scientific research in all areas involving wildlife and offshore wind energy development. The workshop has three inter-related goals:

  • Engaging and informing interested stakeholders about the state of knowledge regarding wildlife and offshore wind energy development, including ongoing efforts to understand, minimize, and mitigate environmental impacts

  • Promoting regional coordination by sharing updates on research studies, guidelines development, and other efforts in the eastern U.S. and elsewhere

  • Promoting collaboration through expert information exchange and discussion

 

What's New

Much like the 2018 Workshop, the 2022 State of the Science Workshop will broadly focus on sharing the state of knowledge of offshore wind energy development's effects on wildlife and the physical environment. We envision a broad discussion of research that spans a breadth of topics related to wildlife and offshore wind development, through plenaries, symposia, contributed papers, and a poster session.

 

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting an open call for symposia and abstracts. Symposia offer an opportunity for integrated synthesis of new or timely topics that will have broad appeal at the meeting. We hope you will consider sharing your research with us!

Call for Symposia

We seek thematic symposia at the 2022 State of the Science workshop that focus on timely topics such as:

  • The current state of knowledge and recent advances in environmental research, management, and mitigation related to offshore wind development

  • Lessons learned from existing research programs

  • Approaches to improve our understanding of potential impacts.


The Workshop will offer ample opportunities to present your work; we plan to open the call for symposia and abstract submission in fall 2021 - stay tuned for more information.  

Timeline and Logistics

Workshop organizers are working to identify a venue and program logistics for the summer 2022 Workshop in New York State. To encourage broad participation, we are exploring a hybrid option for both virtual and in-person event components, and will post additional details as they are confirmed. NYSERDA is committed to hosting a safe 2022 Workshop.

 

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Photo credits: Banner offshore wind farm © Nicholas Doherty; Loggerhead sea turtle © Kate Sutherland; Whale and birds © Humberto Braojos; Benthic habitat © Arhnue Tan; Offshore wind farm © Chuyuss