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Offshore Wind Webinar Library

Offshore Wind Webinar Library

NYSERDA has developed a library of free, publicly available webinars related to offshore wind energy development and wildlife to serve as a resource for stakeholders. Webinars are listed in alphabetical order by year (most recent first) and can be filtered by topical category, webinar series, and year. Please contact us regarding additional webinars to add to the library.

Last Update: 15 March 2022

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Webinars

*Listed alphabetically by year (most recent first)

A Panel on Nature Based Design Enhancements for Offshore Wind Farms

Host Organization(s): New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Speaker(s): Carl LoBue, The Nature Conservancy; Dave Monti, No Fluke Fishing LLC; Annie Murphy, INSPIRE Environmental; Andrew Ralla, ECOncrete

Description: Panel discussion by experts on the different considerations for nature based design enhancements at offshore wind farms.

Year:

2022

|   Webinar Duration:

1h

BOEM Aerial Digital Imagery Surveys Offshore North and South Carolina: Overview of Bird Results

Host Organization(s): Atlantic Marine Bird Cooperative (AMBC)

Speaker(s): Julia Willmot, Jeff Clerc, Greg Forcey , Normandeau Associates Inc.

Description: Discussion of results and findings from recently completed two-year Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) survey using high-resolution digital aerial surveys off the coast of North and South Carolina.

Year:

2022

|   Webinar Duration:

20 min

Electromagnetic Fields & Vessel Collision: Effects on Marine Life from Offshore Wind Energy

Host Organization(s): U.S. Offshore Wind Synthesis of Environmental Effects Research (SEER)

Speaker(s): Mark Severy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Andrew Gil, Centre for Environment, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Science; Zoe Hutchinson, University of St. Andrews

Description: Summary of the potential impacts of the presence of vessels on marine mammals and sea turtles, with a focus on vessel collision risk during all phases of the wind farm lifecycle.

Year:

2022

|   Webinar Duration:

1h 30 mins

Marine Spatial Planning Work Group

Host Organization(s): Atlantic Marine Bird Cooperative (AMBC)

Speaker(s): Kate Williams, Wing Goodale, Biodiversity Research Institute; David Bigger, Tim White, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management; Kim Peters, DNV; Jo Anna Lutmerding, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service

Description: Series of presentations on collaborative activities for birds and offshore wind in the U.S. Atlantic, including stakeholder engagement, avian risk assessment, avian survey guidelines and collision risk modeling, and emerging monitoring and mitigation technology.

Year:

2022

|   Webinar Duration:

1h 35 min

The Role of Local and Regional Fisheries Research in Planning, Assessing, and Mitigating the Impacts of Offshore Wind Energy on the Environment

Host Organization(s): Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA)

Speaker(s): Alison Frey, University of Massachusetts; Carl Huntsberger, Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation; Eric Powell, University of Southern Mississippi; Bradley Stevens, University of Maryland Eastern Shore; Dara Wilber, INSPIRE Environmental

Description: Panel discussing interactions between offshore wind development on fisheries and fisheries resources.

Year:

2022

|   Webinar Duration:

1h 22 min

A Multi-Faceted Approach to Assess Baseline Presence of Highly Migratory Pelagic Fishes and Associated Recreational Fishing Effort in the Southern New England Wind Areas

Host Organization(s): Resonsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA)

Speaker(s): Jeff Kneebone, Connor Capizzano, and Ryan Knotek, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life; Brian Gervelis, INSPIRE Environmental

Description: Overview of methods to characterize baseline use of southern New England by highly migratory species (HMS) and the recreational fishery that targets them, and to monitor for impacts of offshore wind on HMS and the recreational fishery.

Year:

2021

|   Webinar Duration:

17 min

Acoustic Tag Technologies and Applications

Host Organization(s): Discovery of Sound in the Sea (DOSITS)

Speaker(s): Susan Parks, Syracuse University; Jeff Kneebone, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium

Description: Overview of the use of acoustic tags and telemetry for marine mammals and fish, including a discussion of the technology, types of research questions that can be answered, and applications for offshore wind monitoring.

Year:

2021

|   Webinar Duration:

1h 10 min

Advancing Offshore Wind & Protecting Wildlife

Host Organization(s): Citizens Campaign for the Environment

Speaker(s): Howard Rosenbaum, Wildlife Conservation Society; Catherine Bowes, National Wildlife Federation; Drew Carey, INSPIRE Environmental

Description: Overview of how offshore wind energy projects can be built without causing adverse effects on neighboring wildlife with a focus on threats of ocean noise pollution to whale species, effects of offshore wind projects on local fish populations, and policy aspects of protecting wildlife while advancing offshore wind.

Year:

2021

|   Webinar Duration:

1h 8 min

Analysis and Visualization of Marine-Life Data in the Context of Offshore Wind Energy Development

Host Organization(s): Atlantic Marine Bird Cooperative (AMBC)

Speaker(s): Marta Ribera, The Nature Conservancy

Description: Introduction to the marine mapping tool that leverages available marine life and habitat data to provide guidance related to wind energy development.

Year:

2021

|   Webinar Duration:

15 min

Article VII Permitting Process for Offshore Wind

Host Organization(s): New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Speaker(s): Bill Flynn, John McManus & Aubrey Ohanian, Harris Beach PLLC

Description: Introduction to the New York State Public Service Commission and New York Public Service Law Article VII, including an overview of the process, timelines, and filings.

Year:

2021

|   Webinar Duration:

59 min

Assessing Potential Impacts of Offshore Wind Development on the Southern New England Cod Fishery

Host Organization(s): Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA)

Speaker(s): Alison Frey, Steven Cadrin, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Gregory DeCelles, Ørsted; Sofie Van Parijs, Tim Rowell, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); Christopher McGuire, The Nature Conservancy; Matt Camisa, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries

Description: Overview of a study assessing spawning dynamics of the southern New England population of Atlantic cod and potential interactions between cod on Cox Ledge and offshore wind development

Year:

2021

|   Webinar Duration:

13 min

Bat Behavior and Interactions with Wind Turbines

Host Organization(s): American Wind and Wildlife Institute (AWWI)

Speaker(s): Emma Guest, Texas State University; Amanda Adams, Bat Conservation International; Cris Hein, John Yarbrough, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Paul Cryan, U.S. Geological Survey; Sara Weaver, Bowman Consulting; Brogan Morton, Wildlife Imaging Systems; Daniel Deng, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Description: Exploration of several research questions related to bat behavior near wind turbines and potential implications for mitigating the impacts of wind energy on bats.

Year:

2021

|   Webinar Duration:

2h

Bat and Bird Interactions with Offshore Wind Energy

Host Organization(s): U.S. Offshore Wind Synthesis of Environmental Effects Research (SEER)

Speaker(s): Chris Hein, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Pamela Loring, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Kate Williams, Biodiversity Research Institute; Trever Peterson, Stantec Inc.; Robin Brabant, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Description: Summary of how birds and bats may interact with wind turbines and how that relates to potential collision events and behavioral responses, including avoidance. Review of how technologies (e.g., radar, thermal cameras) used to study the behavior of birds and bats may help refine monitoring and minimization strategies for offshore wind development.

Year:

2021

|   Webinar Duration:

1h 26 mins

Bringing Offshore Transmission to Shore: How It's Done and Stakeholder Considerations

Host Organization(s): Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) & Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO)

Speaker(s): Joel Whitman & Andrew Lloyd, Global Marine Group; David Slee, Burns & McDonnell

Description: Overview of marine cabling installation and maintenance for offshore wind development and a panel discussion on potential considerations and questions related to protected species, habitat, and species interaction.

Year:

2021

|   Webinar Duration:

1h 32 min

Community Level Processes at Offshore Windfarms: Synthesis of Knowledge and Application to the Northeast U.S. Shelf Ecosystem

Host Organization(s): Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA)

Speaker(s): Elizabeth Methratta & Sean Lucey, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Description: Overview of potential impact-producing factors of offshore wind development including heat, electromagnetic fields (EMF), sound, vibration, hydrodynamic changes, and reef effects influencing community interactions to aid in foundational knowledge to help to refine scientific advice.

Year:

2021

|   Webinar Duration:

16 min

Photo credits: Offshore wind farm © Chuyuss-Shutterstock; Underwater turbine structures © Arhnue Tan; Whale and birds © Humberto Braojos;