2022 State of the Science Workshop

Building on Existing Knowledge and Emerging Collaborations 

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State of the Science Workshop on Wildlife and Offshore Wind Energy

July 26-28, 2022

Registration for the State of the Science Workshop is now open!

Please register here

Note that registration closes on June 13, at 11:59 pm

For information about booking accommodation for the Workshop, please look here.

Registration Fees

  • Regular in-person attendance - $95 USD

  • Student in-person attendance - $25 USD 

    • Registration fees will be waived for those giving oral presentations.

    • The registration fee covers attendance and lunches on both Wednesday and Thursday of the Workshop (July 27-28 2022), and attendance at the evening poster session on Wednesday.

    • If the registration fee is a hardship to you, please contact

  • Virtual attendance - free

    • We are currently anticipating that few if any workshop events will be livestreamed. As such, this remote participation option will primarily provide access to recordings of workshop presentations after they have been completed. 

We are excited to announce that a workshop titled Operating and Calibrating Offshore Motus Stations will be taking place at the venue from 3-5 pm on Tuesday, July 26th, free of charge and open to all who are interested in learning more about applied, technical aspects of managing offshore Motus stations.


Organized by Pam Loring (Division of Migratory Birds, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) and Erik Carlson (Department of Physics, University of Rhode Island), the workshop will provide hands-on demonstrations and discussions on some of the key technical aspects of operating, maintaining, and calibrating automated radio telemetry stations on offshore buoys and wind turbines in coordination with the Motus Wildlife Tracking System.

The agenda will include:

  • Calibration methods and protocols to estimate detection range and coverage of offshore Motus stations

  • Demonstration of an online calibration tool for survey design and data analysis

  • Workflows and tips for operating, managing, and troubleshooting receivers at offshore Motus stations

Photo credits: Banner offshore wind farm © Nicholas Doherty;