State of the Science Workshop
2020 State of the Science on Offshore Wind: Cumulative Impacts to Wildlife
May 5-6, 2020
Hilton Westchester, 699 Westchester Ave,
Rye Brook, New York
The second State of the Science Workshop will take place in Rye Brook, New York at the Hilton Westchester on May 5-6, 2020. This workshop will be focused on identifying key research needs to improve our scientific understanding of cumulative impacts to wildlife from offshore wind energy development. Day 1 will consist of plenary presentations on how we define, approach, and scope cumulative impacts to wildlife from offshore wind energy development, and the current state of knowledge of cumulative impacts on different taxonomic groups including seabirds, migratory birds and bats, marine mammals, and sea turtles. Plenaries will be followed by a group discussion and evening poster session. Day 2 will primarily consist of smaller breakout workshops to develop research plans to improve our understanding of cumulative impacts for a range of taxonomic groups (prior approval required). On May 7, there is an option to co-locate related meetings at the workshop venue. If interested in hosting a meeting, please contact Julia Gulka.
Workshop registration and abstract submission for the poster session will open in early 2020. To receive updates, sign up for our mailing list
Contact Kate Williams, conference organizer on behalf of NYSERDA, with questions regarding the scientific program or logistics.
Photo credits: Loggerhead sea turtle © Kate Sutherland