2022 State of the Science Workshop
Building on Existing Knowledge and Emerging Collaborations
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 July 26-28, 2022 in Tarrytown, New York.
NYSERDA is committed to hosting a safe 2022 Workshop. We are requiring that in-person attendees and staff provide proof of vaccination and wear masks at all indoor events except when eating/drinking. The Workshop's covid precautions are discussed in further detail here.
Two Workshop Side Meetings
July 26, 2022, 1:-2:30 pm and 3:00-5:00 pm
State of the Science Workshop on Wildlife and Offshore Wind Energy 2022
July 26-28, 2022
South Fork Wind and Environmental Organizations Sign Agreement to Protect North Atlantic Right Whales
South Fork Wind, a joint venture of Ørsted and Eversource, announced it has signed an agreement with leading environmental organizations to further enhance measures designed to protect the North Atlantic right whale during construction and operations of the offshore wind farm. Learn More.
2020 State of the Science Workshop Proceedings available
The proceedings from the 2020 State of the Science Workshop are available here. The workshop, hosted by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) in November 2020, was a great success, bringing together stakeholders to discuss the state of the knowledge regarding offshore wind development's cumulative effects on populations and ecosystems. Learn More.
Final Reports from New York Bight Digital Aerial Surveys Available
The final reports from an analysis of three years’ worth of aerial digital imagery collected on behalf of NYSERDA between 2016 and 2019 are now publicly available. These reports include data that provide support for the development of offshore wind in the New York Offshore Planning Area and comprises six volumes: a Summary Report; Methods, Results, Limitations, and Discussion; and four volumes of results covering birds, marine mammals, turtles, and sharks and rays. Learn More.