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2022 State of the Science Workshop

Building on Existing Knowledge and Emerging Collaborations 


2022 State of the Science Workshop

Building on Existing Knowledge and Emerging Collaborations 

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Call for Late-Breaking Poster Abstracts

State of the Science Workshop on Wildlife and Offshore Wind Energy

July 26-28, 2022

Abstract submissions have closed. Thank you for your interest! 

We are now accepting abstracts for posters for the 3rd State of the Science Workshop for Wildlife and Offshore Wind Energy. Due to the high number of fantastic symposia, oral presentations, and poster submissions submitted during the first round of abstract submissions, we have expanded the size of the Workshop and are therefore happy to announce that we are re-opening abstract submissions for posters! The deadline for poster abstract submission is June 13th, 11:59 pm EDT


While the event will be hybrid, we are requiring posters presenters to attend the workshop in person. Submission instructions are below.

Meeting Themes

The theme of the 2022 Workshop is “Building on Existing Knowledge and Emerging Collaborations". Six subthemes have been selected to showcase a breadth of research relating to offshore wind energy and wildlife in the eastern United States and worldwide:

  • Establishing a baseline: understanding wildlife populations and distributions in the U.S.

  • Risk assessments: approaches and challenges

  • Offshore wind development effects and species/ecosystem responses

  • Minimization and mitigation approaches

  • Cumulative impacts of offshore wind energy development

  • Collaborative processes to improve development and conservation outcomes

Studies on both fixed-foundation and floating offshore wind energy development are welcome. "Wildlife" includes marine mammals, sea turtles, fishes, invertebrates, birds, bats, and benthos; presentations on broader oceanographic and environmental effects of offshore wind energy development are also welcome. Please do not hesitate to be creative when considering topics!


Posters allow in-person conference presenters and attendees to discuss research one-on-one, with posters available to view throughout the workshop. A dedicated poster session will be held at the in-person workshop. PDFs of posters will also be made available for viewing by remote attendees.


Instructions for Poster Abstracts (in-person only)

Please include the following information in your poster presentation submission:

  • Title (limited to 150 characters)

  • Name, affiliation, and email address of principal author

  • Name(s), affiliation(s), and email address(es) of additional authors (up to 7)

  • Theme (select from the list of six workshop subthemes)

  • Abstract (maximum 3000 characters), including the following details:

  • Research motivations and objectives

  • Methodology

  • Summary of results

  • Implications of findings


Criteria for Abstract Selection and Prioritization

Abstracts will be selected based on the following criteria. A high-quality abstract:

  • Addresses meeting themes (as listed above)

  • Demonstrates strong scientific merit 

  • Presents final results or conclusions, or presents preliminary findings from studies that will result in a significant contribution to the state of the science

  • Has clear management implications

  • Is not focused on marketing a good or service


The Planning Committee and workshop organizers will evaluate all proposals and announce decisions in the spring of 2022.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with Eleanor Eckel at or Ed Jenkins at​

Photo credits: Banner offshore wind farm © Nicholas Doherty

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