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



This workshop will consist of one day of plenary talks, one day of breakout working groups, and one day of meetings on other related topics.


Day 1 of the workshop is open to anyone who registers. Participation in Day 2 is by permission. Registration opens in early 2020.

Travel &


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



There will be an evening poster session on May 5. If you are interested in presenting a poster, abstract submission opens in early 2020.



What you need to know about workshop logistics, including where to sign in, meals, and more.



The first State of the Science Workshop was held in November 2018, focusing on understanding the state of the science on wildlife and offshore wind development.

More Information

Contact Kate Williams, 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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