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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. Click on the images below to navigate to the webinars on the listed topic. Webinars are listed in alphabetical order within each category. Note that webinars pertaining to more than one topic are included under each relevant category. Please contact us regarding additional webinars to add to the library.

Last Update: October 15, 2021     

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Offshore Wind 101

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Bats

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Habitat and Ecosystems

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Survey Methodologies and Data Tools

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Marine
Mammals and Sea Turtles

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Fishes and Fisheries

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Permitting and Planning

Wind Turbines

Technology Research and Development

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Birds

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Sound and Electromagnetic Fields

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Foundation Types

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Climate
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Webinar Resources

 

Offshore Wind 101

Offshore Wind Technology 101

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

Speaker(s): Walt Musial, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Description: Introduction of offshore wind development history, the distribution of wind resources, technology above and below water, and the cost of development.

Year: 2021 | Webinar Duration:  59 min

Learning from the Experts Series

Recording

 

Potential Effects of Offshore Renewable Energy - Knowledge and Resources (Marine Renewables and Offshore Wind)

Host Organization(s): Pacific Ocean Energy Trust (POET)

Speaker(s): Genevra Harker-Klimeš, Alicia M. Gordon, and Andrea Copping, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Description: Comparison of marine renewable energy and floating offshore wind development as well as an introduction to the Offshore Wind Synthesis of Environmental Effects Research (SEER) Project for synthesizing and disseminating knowledge on offshore wind development.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 1h 27 min

Recording

 

Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles

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

DOSITS Webinar Archive

Recording

 

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 the 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

Recording

 

Assessing Marine and Avian Wildlife Off the New York Coast

Host Organization(s): Working Together to Resolve Environmental Effects of Wind Energy (WREN) Webinar Series

Speaker(s): Gregory Lampman, NYSERDA; Greg Forcey, Normandeau Associates and  Wildlife Society; Stephanie McGovern, APEM Ltd.

Description: Overview of NYSERDA's multi-year aerial survey of wildlife in the New York Bight including planned scope of the survey project and technical aspects of image collection, processing, species identification and data presentation.

Year: 2016 | Webinar Duration: 51 min

WREN Webinar Series Archive

Recording

Attraction and Interaction of Marine Mammals and Seabirds to Offshore Wind Farms

Host Organization(s): WREN Webinar Series

Speaker(s): Ross McGregor, UK’s Natural Power & Debbie Russell, University of St. Andrews

Description:  Examples of research methodologies for the detection of animal populations in the vicinity of offshore wind farms, description of the technologies used to detect the animals, and, where available, discussion of existing mitigation measures and monitoring.

Year: 2014 | Webinar Duration: 1h 5 min

WREN Webinar Series Archive

Recording

The Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Marine Animals

Host Organization(s): Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the U.S. Department of Energy

Speaker(s): Andrew Gill, Cranfield University, UK & Ann Bull, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Description: Overview of electromagnetic fields (EMF) in the marine environment, how additional EMF signatures from marine renewable energy devices may affect certain marine organisms, and how research efforts are addressing this issue.

Year: 2015 | Webinar Duration: 1h 16 min

Recording

 

Experiences From Conducting Environmental Research at Land-based and Offshore Wind Energy Facilities

Host Organization(s): WREN Webinar Series

Speaker(s): Paul Thompson, University of Aberdeen & Stu Webster, American Wind Wildlife Institute

Description: Perspectives from European offshore wind and North American land-based wind projects on research and technology approaches, important considerations and challenges, and lessons learned.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 58 min

WREN Webinar Series Archive

Recording

Exploring the Feasibility of Offshore Wind Energy for the California North Coast - Ecological and Geological Environment

Host Organization(s): Schatz Energy Research Center and California Ocean Protection Council

Speaker(s): Arne Jacobson, Schatz Energy Research Center; Mark Gold, Ocean Protection Council; Garry George, National Audubon Society; Sharon Kramer & Scott Terrill, H.T. Harvey & Associates; Mark Hemphill-Haley, Humboldt State University; Tom Wheeler, EPIC; David M Pereksta, BOEM; Brandon Southall, Southall Environmental Associates, Inc.; Andrea Copping, PNNL; Aaron Porter, Mott MacDonald

Description: Results of the ecological and geological characterization of the California North Coast Call Area, and considerations related to seismology, marine mammals and seabird habitat.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 2h 36 min

Schatz Energy Research Center Webinar Series

Recording

Mitigating Biodiversity Impacts Associated with Solar and Wind Energy Development

Host Organization(s): International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Presenter(s): Stewart Maginnis, IUCN, Tris Allinson, BirdLife International, Pippa Howard, Fauna & Flora International Joseph Kiesecker, The Nature Conservancy, Howard Rosenbaum, Wildlife Conservation Society, Etienne Berille, Électricité de France, Sara Goulartt, Energias de Portugal, Koen Broker, Shell Renewables and Energy Solutions, Rowan Palmer, UN Environment, Duncan Gibb, REN21, Kate McClellan Press, NYSERDA, Joel Merriman, American Bird Conservancy, Lori Anna Conzo, International Finance Corporation, Ben Jobson, IBAT Felicity Spors, The Gold Standard Foundation, Rebecca Burton, IRMA

Description: Launch event for the unveiling of the Guidelines from the IUCN and The Biodiversity Consultancy titled, "Mitigating biodiversity impacts associated with solar and wind energy development". Panel discussions and reflections on how renewable energy projects have put nature at risk, and the introduction of challenges and solutions associated with the implementation of the mitigation hierarchy.

Year: 2021 | Webinar Duration: 1h 21 min

Recording

New Research on Wildlife Monitoring at Offshore Wind Energy Facilities Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy

Host Organization(s): National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC)

Speaker(s): Matt Johnston, Oregon State University; Jason Wood, SMRU Consulting; Rhett Good & Rebecca Schmitt, Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.; Shari Matzner, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Description: Overview of several collision detection and site monitoring technologies for avian and bat species at offshore wind farms.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 1h 30 min

NWCC Webinar Series Archive

Recording

Offshore Wind and the Marine Environment - Marine Mammals and Bats

Host Organization(s): Maine Audubon

Speaker(s): Sofie Van Parijs, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries & Trevor Peterson, Stantec
Description: (1) Discussion of passive acoustic technology for marine mammals at offshore wind farms, including considerations for research questions, system requirements, study design, reporting. (2) What we know and need to know about bats offshore.

Year: 2021 | Webinar Duration: 1h 2 min

Recording

Passive Acoustic Monitoring Overview: Applications for Marine Mammals and Fishes

Host Organization(s): DOSITS

Speaker(s): Sofie Van Parijs, NOAA Fisheries

Description: Overview of passive acoustic monitoring technology for marine mammals and fishes, including types of information provided, system requirements, study design, and reporting considerations.

Year: 2021 | Webinar Duration: 1h 7 min

DOSITS Webinar Archive

Recording

Potential Effects of Sound on Marine Mammals

Host Organization(s): DOSITS

Speaker(s): Brandon Southall, Southall Environmental Associates, Inc.

Description: Overview of the biological importance of sound, hearing capabilities, and the range of potential effects of noise on marine mammals including physiological, auditory, and behavioral effects.

Year: 2018 | Webinar Duration: 1h 21 min

DOSITS Webinar Archive

Recording

Research Programs to Understand the Environmental Impacts of Offshore Wind

Host Organization(s): WREN Webinar Series

Speaker(s): Jesper Kyed Larsen, Vattenfall Wind, Denmark & Ingeborg van Splunder, Dutch Offshore Wind Ecological Programme, Netherlands

Description: Overview of Vattenfall’s environmental research programme at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, including scientific research to inform impact assessment for offshore wind and the Dutch Offshore Wind Ecological Programme (Wozep), which is part of an adaptive management process surrounding the legislative process for offshore wind in the Netherlands.

Year: 2017 | Webinar Duration: 1h 3 min

WREN Webinar Series Archive

Recording

Wildlife Distributions and Habitat Use on the Mid-Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf

Host Organization(s): The U.S. Department of Energy

Speaker(s): Kate Williams, Biodiversity Research Institute

Description: Overview of the Mid-Atlantic Baseline Studies Project, which aimed to provide comprehensive baseline ecological data and associated predictive models and maps to regulators, developers, and other stakeholders for offshore wind energy. These data serve as a starting point for more site-specific studies, risk analyses, and evaluation of potential measures to avoid and minimize risks to wildlife from human activity in the offshore environment.

Year: 2015 | Webinar Duration: 1h 2 min

Recording

Wildlife Monitoring and Baseline Studies for Offshore Wind Development

Host Organization(s): The U.S. Department of Energy

Speaker(s): Kate Williams, Biodiversity Research Institute & Steve Pelletier, Stantec

Description:  Description of two projects: 1) the Mid-Atlantic Baseline Studies Project, which used a variety of technologies and quantitative methods, including high-definition aerial and boat-based transect surveys, avian satellite tagging, acoustic monitoring, and hierarchical modeling, to assess densities and movements of birds, sea turtles and marine mammals relative to proposed wind energy development areas, and 2) ongoing bat acoustic research in Atlantic and Great Lakes to obtain data on seasonal offshore bat activity and movement patterns.

Year: 2014 | Webinar Duration: 1h 34 min

Recording

Wildlife Monitoring and Wind Energy

Host Organization(s): WREN Webinar Series

Speaker(s): Kate Williams, Biodiversity Research Institute & Henrik Skov, DHI Group

Description: Discussion of the Mid-Atlantic Baseline Studies Project focusing on understanding wildlife movements, distributions, and habitat use in relation to proposed offshore wind development areas, as well as multi-sensory technology to understand bird and bat movement patterns, flight height, and collision risk at offshore wind farms.

Year: 2015 | Webinar Duration: 1h 14 min

WREN Webinar Series Archive

Recording

 

Birds

Assessing Marine and Avian Wildlife Off the New York Coast

Host Organization(s): Working Together to Resolve Environmental Effects of Wind Energy (WREN) Webinar Series

Speaker(s): Gregory Lampman, NYSERDA; Greg Forcey, Normandeau Associates and  Wildlife Society; Stephanie McGovern, APEM Ltd.

Description: Overview of NYSERDA's multi-year aerial survey of wildlife in the New York Bight including planned scope of the survey project and technical aspects of image collection, processing, species identification and data presentation.

Year: 2016 | Webinar Duration: 51 min

WREN Webinar Series Archive

Recording

Attraction and Interaction of Marine Mammals and Seabirds to Offshore Wind Farms

Host Organization(s): WREN Webinar Series

Speaker(s): Ross McGregor, UK’s Natural Power & Debbie Russell, University of St. Andrews

Description: Examples of research methodologies for the detection of animal populations in the vicinity of offshore wind farms, descriptions of the technologies used to detect the animals, and, where available, discussion of existing mitigation measures and monitoring.

Year: 2014 | Webinar Duration: 1h 5 min

WREN Webinar Series Archive

Recording

Experiences From Conducting Environmental Research at Land-based and Offshore Wind Energy Facilities

Host Organization(s): WREN Webinar Series

Speaker(s): Paul Thompson, University of Aberdeen & Stu Webster, American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI)

Description: Perspectives from European offshore wind and North American land-based wind projects on research and technology approaches, important considerations and challenges, and lessons learned.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 58 min

WREN Webinar Series Archive

Recording

Exploring the Feasibility of Offshore Wind Energy for the California North Coast - Ecological and Geological Environment

Host Organization(s): Schatz Energy Research Center and California Ocean Protection Council

Speaker(s): Arne Jacobson, Schatz Energy Research Center; Mark Gold, Ocean Protection Council; Garry George, National Audubon Society; Sharon Kramer & Scott Terrill, H.T. Harvey & Associates; Mark Hemphill-Haley, Humboldt State University; Tom Wheeler, EPIC; David M Pereksta, BOEM; Brandon Southall, Southall Environmental Associates, Inc.; Andrea Copping, PNNL; Aaron Porter, Mott MacDonald

Description: Results of the ecological and geological characterization of the California North Coast Call Area, and considerations related to seismology, marine mammals and seabird habitat.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 2h 36 min

Schatz Energy Research Center Webinar Series

Recording

Mitigating Biodiversity Impacts Associated with Solar and Wind Energy Development

Host Organization(s): International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Presenter(s): Stewart Maginnis, IUCN, Tris Allinson, BirdLife International, Pippa Howard, Fauna & Flora International Joseph Kiesecker, The Nature Conservancy, Howard Rosenbaum, Wildlife Conservation Society, Etienne Berille, Électricité de France (EDF), Sara Goulartt, Energias de Portugal (EDP), Koen Broker, Shell Renewables and Energy Solutions, Rowan Palmer, UN Environment, Duncan Gibb, REN21, Kate McClellan Press, NYSERDA, Joel Merriman, American Bird Conservancy, Lori Anna Conzo, International Finance Corporation, Ben Jobson, IBAT Felicity Spors, The Gold Standard Foundation, Rebecca Burton, IRMA

Description: Launch event for the unveiling of the guidelines from the IUCN and The Biodiversity Consultancy titled, "Mitigating biodiversity impacts associated with solar and wind energy development". anel discussions and reflections on how renewable energy projects have put nature at risk, and the introduction of challenges and solutions associated with the implementation of the mitigation hierarchy.

Year: 2021 | Webinar Duration: 1h 21 min

Recording

New Research on Wildlife Monitoring at Offshore Wind Energy Facilities Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy

Host Organization(s): National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC)

Speaker(s): Matt Johnston, Oregon State University; Jason Wood, SMRU Consulting; Rhett Good & Rebecca Schmitt, Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.; Shari Matzner, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Description: Overview of several collision detection and site monitoring technologies for avian and bat species at offshore wind farms.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 1h 30 min

NWCC Webinar Series Archive

Recording

Offshore Wind Energy and Birds

Host Organization(s): Maine Audubon

Speaker(s): Wing Goodale, Biodiversity Research Institute & Roberto Albertani, Oregon State University

Description: Discussion of the potential impacts of floating offshore wind on birds in the Gulf of Maine and research on an automatic eagle detection and deterrent system developed for terrestrial wind energy.

Year: 2021 | Webinar Duration: 1h 7 min

Recording

Research Programs to Understand the Environmental Impacts of Offshore Wind

Host Organization(s): WREN Webinar Series

Speaker(s): Jesper Kyed Larsen, Vattenfall Wind, Denmark & Ingeborg van Splunder, Dutch Offshore Wind Ecological Programme, Netherlands

Description: Overview of Vattenfall’s environmental research programme at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, including scientific research to inform impact assessment for offshore wind, and the Dutch Offshore Wind Ecological Programme (Wozep), which is part of an adaptive management process surrounding the legislative process for offshore wind in the Netherlands.

Year: 2017 | Webinar Duration: 1h 3 min

WREN Webinar Series Archive

Recording

Understanding Avian Collision Rate Modeling and Discussing what this Means in a Population Context at Land-Based and Offshore Windfarms

Host Organization(s): WREN Webinar Series

Speaker(s): Aonghais Cook, British Trust for Ornithology & Mark Collier, Bureau Waardenburg
Description: Overview of collision risk models that have been developed to estimate perceived risk to birds and the number of collisions within proposed offshore wind farms and to examine the potential for population-level consequences. The models combine our understanding of bird behavior with the wind farm characteristics and layout to assess the likelihood of of birds encountering and colliding with a turbine.

Year: 2015 | Webinar Duration: 1h 21 min

WREN Webinar Series Archive

Recording

Understanding the Wildlife and Marine Impacts of Offshore Wind

Host Organization(s): Maine Conservation Voters

Speaker(s): Damian Brady, University of Maine at Orono

Description: Review of how scientists at the University of Maine are and will be researching the impacts of offshore wind on wildlife and the marine ecosystem in the Gulf of Maine.

Year: 2021 | Webinar Duration: 57 min

Recording

Wildlife Distributions and Habitat Use on the Mid-Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf

Host Organization(s): The U.S. Department of Energy

Speaker(s): Kate Williams, Biodiversity Research Institute

Description: Overview of the Mid-Atlantic Baseline Studies Project, which aimed to provide comprehensive baseline ecological data and associated predictive models and maps to regulators, developers, and other stakeholders for offshore wind energy. These data serve as a starting point for more site-specific studies, risk analyses, and evaluation of potential measures to avoid and minimize risks to wildlife from human activity in the offshore environment.

Year: 2015 | Webinar Duration: 1h 2 min

Recording

Wildlife Monitoring and Baseline Studies for Offshore Wind Development

Host Organization(s): The U.S. Department of Energy

Speaker(s): Kate Williams, Biodiversity Research Institute & Steve Pelletier, Stantec

Description: Discussion of two projects: 1) the Mid-Atlantic Baseline Studies Project, which used a variety of technologies and quantitative methods, including high-definition aerial and boat-based transect surveys, avian satellite tagging, acoustic monitoring, and hierarchical modeling, to assess densities and movements of birds, sea turtles and marine mammals relative to proposed wind energy development areas, and 2) ongoing bat acoustic research in Atlantic and Great Lakes to obtain data on seasonal offshore bat activity and movement patterns.

Year: 2014 | Webinar Duration: 1h 34 min

Recording

Wildlife Monitoring and Wind Energy

Host Organization(s): WREN Webinar Series

Speaker(s): Kate Williams, Biodiversity Research Institute & Henrik Skov, DHI Group

Description: Discussion of the Mid-Atlantic Baseline Studies Project, which focused on understanding wildlife movements, distributions, and habitat use in relation to proposed offshore wind development areas, as well as multi-sensory technology to understand bird and bat movement patterns, flight height, and collision risk at offshore wind farms.

Year: 2015 | Webinar Duration: 1h 14 min

WREN Webinar Series Archive

Recording

 

Bats

Assessing Marine and Avian Wildlife Off the New York Coast

Host Organization(s): Working Together to Resolve Environmental Effects of Wind Energy (WREN) Webinar Series

Speaker(s): Gregory Lampman, NYSERDA; Greg Forcey, Normandeau Associates and  Wildlife Society; Stephanie McGovern, APEM Ltd.

Description: Overview of NYSERDA's multi-year aerial survey of wildlife in the New York Bight including planned scope of the survey project and technical aspects of image collection, processing, species identification and data presentation.

Year: 2016 | Webinar Duration: 51 min

WREN Webinar Series Archive

Recording

Developing Technologies for Bat Detection and Deterrence at Wind Facilities

Host Organization(s): National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC)

Speaker(s): Cris Hein, Wind Energy Program Director, Bat Conservation International; Amanda Hale & Victoria Bennett, Texas Christian University; Erick Rickards, Frontier Wind; Paul Sievert, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Kevin Kinzie, General Electric Power & Water 

Description: Examples of bat deterrent and detection technologies, including texturizing turbine towers, and a range of ultrasonic deterrents to reduce bat fatalities at wind facilities.

Year: 2015 | Webinar Duration: 1h 7 min

NWCC Webinar Series Archive

Recording

Experiences From Conducting Environmental Research at Land-based and Offshore Wind Energy Facilities

Host Organization(s): WREN Webinar Series

Speaker(s): Paul Thompson, University of Aberdeen & Stu Webster, American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI)

Description: Perspectives from European offshore wind and North American land-based wind projects on research and technology approaches, important considerations and challenges, and lessons learned.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 58 min

WREN Webinar Series Archive

Recording

Monitoring Bat Activity Offshore

Host Organization(s): WREN Webinar Series

Speaker(s): Trevor Peterson, Stantec & Sander Lagerveld, IMARES
Description: Summary of results of long-term acoustic monitoring at islands, coastal sites, and offshore structures on the east coast of the U.S. and bat migration across the Southern North Sea and possible implications for offshore wind farms.

Year: 2016 | Webinar Duration: 1h 16 min

WREN Webinar Series Archive

Recording

New Research on Wildlife Monitoring at Offshore Wind Energy Facilities Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy

Host Organization(s): National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC)

Speaker(s): Matt Johnston, Oregon State University; Jason Wood, SMRU Consulting; Rhett Good & Rebecca Schmitt, Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.; Shari Matzner, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Description: Overview of several collision detection and site monitoring technologies for avian and bat species at offshore wind farms.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 1h 30 min

NWCC Webinar Series Archive

Recording

Offshore Wind and the Marine Environment - Marine Mammals and Bats

Host Organization(s): Maine Audubon

Speaker(s): Sofie Van Parijs, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries & Trevor Peterson, Stantec
Description: (1) Discussion of passive acoustic technology for marine mammals at offshore wind including considerations for research question, system requirements, study design, and reporting, and (2) What we know and need to know about bats offshore.

Year: 2021 | Webinar Duration: 1h 2 min

Recording

Recent Syntheses of Research on Wind Energy, Bats, and Terrestrial and Marine Wildlife

Host Organization(s): National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC)

Speaker(s): Jeffrey E. Lovich, U.S. Geological Survey; Ed Arnett, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership; Erin Baerwald, University of Calgary

Description: Assessment of the state of knowledge of utility-scale wind energy development on terrestrial and marine life, including the impacts of wind energy development on bats and the implications for conservation.

Year: 2014 | Webinar Duration: 56 min

NWCC Webinar Series Archive

Recording

Status and Findings of Developing Technologies for Bat Detection and Deterrence at Wind Facilities

Host Organization(s): National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC)

Speaker(s): Amanda Hale & Victoria Bennett, Texas Christian University; David Cooper, Frontier Wind; Paul Sievert, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Cris Hein, Bat Conservation International; Kevin Kinzie, GE Renewables; Brad Romano, Shoener Environmental, Inc.

Description: Updates and findings on technologies for bat detection and deterrence at wind facilities including texturizing turbine towers and ultrasonic deterrents.

Year: 2018 | Webinar Duration: 1h 30 min

NWCC Webinar Series Archive

Recording

Understanding the Wildlife and Marine Impacts of Offshore Wind

Host Organization(s): Maine Conservation Voters

Speaker(s): Damian Brady, University of Maine at Orono

Description: Review of how scientists at the University of Maine are and will be researching the impacts of offshore wind on wildlife and the marine ecosystem in the Gulf of Maine.

Year: 2021 | Webinar Duration: 57 min

Recording

Wildlife Monitoring and Wind Energy

Host Organization(s): WREN Webinar Series

Speaker(s): Kate Williams, Biodiversity Research Institute & Henrik Skov, DHI Group

Description: Discussion of the Mid-Atlantic Baseline Studies Project, which focused on understanding wildlife movements, distributions, and habitat use in relation to proposed offshore wind development areas, as well as multi-sensory technology to understand bird and bat movement patterns, flight height, and collision risk at offshore wind farms.

Year: 2015 | Webinar Duration: 1h 14 min

WREN Webinar Series Archive

Recording

Wildlife Monitoring and Baseline Studies for Offshore Wind Development

Host Organization(s): The U.S. Department of Energy

Speaker(s): Kate Williams, Biodiversity Research Institute & Steve Pelletier, Stantec

Description:  Discussion of two projects: 1) the Mid-Atlantic Baseline Studies Project, which used a variety of technologies and quantitative methods, including high-definition aerial and boat-based transect surveys, avian satellite tagging, acoustic monitoring, and hierarchical modeling, to assess densities and movements of birds, sea turtles and marine mammals relative to proposed wind energy development areas, and 2) ongoing bat acoustic research in Atlantic and Great Lakes to obtain data on seasonal offshore bat activity and movement patterns.

Year: 2014 | Webinar Duration: 1h 34 min

Recording

 

Fishes and Fisheries

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 fishes, 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

DOSITS Webinar Archive

Recording

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 any adverse effects on the 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

Recording

Benthic Habitat Modification

Host Organization(s): Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA), Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Moderator(s):​ Brian Hooker, BOEM

Speaker(s): Michelle Bachman New England Fishery Management Council ; Drew Carey, INSPIRE Environmental; Steven Degraer, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Description: Overview of potential benthic habitat modification from offshore wind structures including bottom sediment modification, connectivity, and habitat suitability.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 42 min

Synthesis of the Science Workshop Series

Recording

The Coexistence of Fisheries and Offshore Wind Energy

Host Organization(s): American Sportfishing Association

Speaker(s): Crista Bank, Fisheries Liaison, Vineyard Wind & Mike Waine, Atlantic Fisheries Policy Director, ASA

Description: Overview of potential strategies to ensure coexistence of fisheries and offshore wind energy development in the eastern U.S., including recommendations to ensure fishing access in areas around wind energy infrastructure and mitigation programs to offset impacts to the fishing communities.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 38 min

Recording

The Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Marine Animals

Host Organization(s): Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and U.S. Department of Energy

Speaker(s): Andrew Gill, Cranfield University, UK & Ann Bull, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Description: Overview of electromagnetic fields (EMF) in the marine environment, how additional EMF signatures from marine renewable energy devices may effect certain marine organisms, and how research efforts are addressing this issue.

Year: 2015 | Webinar Duration: 1h 16 min

Recording

Exploring the Feasibility of Offshore Wind Energy for the California North Coast series - Community Perspectives on Regional Impacts and Opportunities

Host Organization(s): Schatz Energy Research Center and Ocean Protection Council

Speaker(s): Mike Wilson, 3rd District Supervisor, Humboldt County Board of Supervisors; Arne Jacobson, Schatz Energy Research Center; Laurie Richmond, Humboldt State University; Jeff Hunerlach, Operating Engineers Local #3; Jennifer Savage, Surfrider Foundation; Mike Anderson, Commercial Fisherman; Harrison Ibach, Humboldt Fishermen's Marketing Association; Jana Ganion, Blue Lake Rancheria
Description: Community perspectives on offshore wind energy development based on a review of a series of public meetings and interviews with California north coast community members along with a panel discussion.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 2h 40 min

Schatz Energy Research Center Webinar Series

Recording

Finfish, Squid, Shellfish and Community Interactions

Host Organization(s): RODA, ROSA, NOAA, BOEM

Moderator(s): Elizabeth Methratta, NOAA Fisheries

Speaker(s): Drew Carey, Inspire Environmental; Zoe Hutchison, URI Cami McCandless, NOAA Fisheries; Dara Wilber, Inspire Environmental

Description: Overview of the state of the knowledge of potential effects to demersal and pelagic finfish and shellfish from offshore wind development, drawing from European studies and the Block Island Wind Farm.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 1h 23 min

Synthesis of the Science Workshop Series

Recording

Fisheries Dependent Data

Host Organization(s): RODA, ROSA, NOAA, BOEM

Moderator(s):​ Doug Christel, NOAA Fisheries

Speaker(s): Ben Galuardi, NOAA Fisheries; Anna Mercer, NOAA Fisheries; Mike Palmer, NOAA Fisheries; Kevin Wark, F/V Dana Christine 
Description: Discussion of fisheries-dependent data, including strengths and limitations, data sharing, and dynamic factors affecting fishing operations, as it relates to offshore wind development and fisheries science and management and evaluating the potential impacts to fisheries from offshore wind development.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 43 min
Synthesis of the Science Workshop Series

Recording

Fisheries Independent Data

Host Organization(s): RODA, ROSA, NOAA, BOEM

Moderator(s):​ Andy Lipsky, NOAA Fisheries

Speaker(s): Wendy Gabriel, NOAA Fisheries; Capt. David Goethel,  F/V Ellen Diane; Dave Rudders, VIMS

Description: Overview of long-term fisheries-independent survey data for fisheries resources and protected species, potential applications, and the challenges posed by offshore wind development to these survey efforts.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 48 min
Synthesis of the Science Workshop Series

Recording

Passive Acoustic Monitoring Overview: Applications for Marine Mammals and Fishes

Host Organization(s): DOSITS

Speaker(s): Sofie Van Parijs, NOAA Fisheries

Description: Overview of passive acoustic monitoring technology for marine mammals and fishes offshore, including types of information provided, system requirements, study design, and reporting considerations.

Year: 2021 | Webinar Duration: 1h 7 min

DOSITS Webinar Archive

Recording

Physical Habitat Modification

Host Organization(s): RODA, ROSA, NOAA, BOEM

Moderator(s):​ Brian Hooker, BOEM

Speaker(s): Andrew Gill, CEFAS; Zoe Hutchison, URI; Erica Staaterman, BOEM

Description: Summary of potential physical habitat modification for offshore wind development including sound and vibration, electromagnetic fields, and thermal radiation.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 35 min

Synthesis of the Science Workshop Series

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Potential Effects of Sound on Marine Fishes

Host Organization(s): DOSITS

Speaker(s): Arthur N. Popper, University of Maryland

Description: Overview of existing knowledge of fish and invertebrate hearing, the potential effects of anthropogenic sound, and updating hearing criteria using best available science.

Year: 2018 | Webinar Duration: 1h 14 min

DOSITS Webinar Archive

Recording

Research Programs to Understand the Environmental Impacts of Offshore Wind

Host Organization(s): WREN Webinar Series

Speaker(s): Jesper Kyed Larsen, Vattenfall Wind, Denmark & Ingeborg van Splunder, Dutch Offshore Wind Ecological Programme, Netherlands

Description: Overview of Vattenfall’s environmental research programme at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, including scientific research to inform impact assessment for offshore wind, and the Dutch Offshore Wind Ecological Programme (Wozep), which is part of an adaptive management process surrounding the legislative process for offshore wind in the Netherlands.

Year: 2017 | Webinar Duration: 1h 3 min

WREN Webinar Series Archive

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Understanding Fisheries Conflict and Coexistence with Offshore Wind Energy

Host Organization(s): Maine Conservation Voters

Speaker(s): Alison Bates, Colby College

Description: Discussion of how scientists and policy makers are addressing conflict among fishing and offshore wind, and the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.

Year: 2021 | Webinar Duration: 1 h

Recording

 

Sound and Electromagnetic Fields

Anthropogenic Acoustic Sources: Pile Driving and Wind Turbines

Host Organization(s): DOSITS

Speaker(s): James Miller, University of Rhode Island; Kathleen Vigness-Raposa, Marine Acoustics, Inc.; Jakob Tougaard, Aarhus University 

Description: Overview of 1) pile driving as a sound source, including structure components, effects to the seabed, and near field and far field sound measurements at offshore wind farms; and 2) underwater noise from offshore wind turbines including sources, spectrum, levels, and potential impacts.

Year: 2019 | Webinar Duration: 1 h 11 min

DOSITS Webinar Archive

Recording

BOEM Efforts to Collect and Analyze Offshore Wind Data in a Holistic Manner, as Demonstrated through the RODEO Study

Host Organization(s): WREN Webinar Series

Speaker(s): John King, University of Rhode Island

Description: Overview of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Real-time Opportunity for Development Environmental Observations (RODEO) study, including real-time observations of pile driving and electrometric fields during the construction and operation of wind facilities to aid the evaluation of environmental effects of future facilities.

Year: 2017 | Webinar Duration: 1h 13 min

WREN Webinar Series Archive

Recording

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

Recording

The Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Marine Animals

Host Organization(s): Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the U.S. Department of Energy

Speaker(s): Andrew Gill, Cranfield University, UK & Ann Bull, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Description: Overview of electromagnetic fields (EMF) in the marine environment, how additional EMF signatures from marine renewable energy devices may effect certain marine organisms, and how research efforts are addressing this issue.

Year: 2015 | Webinar Duration: 1h 16 min

Recording

Finfish, Squid, Shellfish and Community Interactions

Host Organization(s): RODA, ROSA, NOAA, BOEM

Moderator(s): Elizabeth Methratta, NOAA Fisheries

Speaker(s): Drew Carey, Inspire Environmental; Zoe Hutchison, URI Cami McCandless, NOAA Fisheries; Dara Wilber, Inspire Environmental

Description: Overview of the state of the knowledge of potential effects to demersal and pelagic finfish and shellfish from offshore wind development, drawing from European studies and the Block Island Wind Farm.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 1h 23 min

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Learning from the Block Island Wind Farm: Sediment and Sound

Host Organization(s): Rhode Island Sea Grant and the Coastal Resources Center

Moderator(s): Jennifer McCann, URI and RI Sea Grant

Speaker(s): Jennifer Amaral, Marine Acoustics Inc.; Monique LaFrance Bartley, NPS; James Boyd, RI CRMC; Dave Monti, Charter Captain

Description: Findings of acoustical and benthic habitat research at the Block Island Wind Farm. These types of information are important for building our understanding about how offshore renewable energy efforts may both impact and coexist with the marine environment upon which we depend.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 1h 18 min

Learning as We Go Series

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Marine Seismic Acoustic Sources

Host Organization(s): DOSITS

Speaker(s): Robert Gisiner, International Association of Geophysical Contractors

Description: Overview of seismic sound sources, as well as the equipment, vessels, types, and uses of seismic surveys. 

Year: 2019 | Webinar Duration: 1h 14 min

DOSITS Webinar Archive

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Physical Habitat Modification

Host Organization(s): RODA, ROSA, NOAA, BOEM

Moderator(s):​ Brian Hooker, BOEM

Speaker(s): Andrew Gill, CEFAS; Zoe Hutchison, URI; Erica Staaterman, BOEM

Description: Review of potential physical habitat modification from offshore wind energy development including sound and vibration, electromagnetic fields, thermal radiation.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 35 min

Synthesis of the Science Workshop Series

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Regulation of Underwater Noise: An International Comparison

Host Organization(s): DOSITS

Speaker(s): Klaus Lucke, JASCO Applied Sciences, Australia

Description: Overview of the most prominent national and international noise regulations. Focusing on marine mammals, this webinar parallels and differences in approaches taken by countries, regional agreements, and multinational organizations.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 1h 14 min

DOSITS Webinar Archive

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Review of National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Regulatory Approach to Underwater Noise

Host Organization(s): DOSITS

Speaker(s): Jolie Harrison, NOAA Fisheries

Description: Overview of key statutes and regulatory processes through which NOAA addresses the potential impacts of noise, methods and tools for quantifying “take” from acoustic stressors, assessing effects on individual fitness and populations, mitigation and monitoring, and regulatory compliance.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 1h 13 min

DOSITS Webinar Archive

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Habitat and Ecosystems

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 the 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

Recording

Benthic Habitat Modification

Host Organization(s): Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA), Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Moderator(s):​ Brian Hooker, BOEM

Speaker(s): Michelle Bachman New England Fishery Management Council ; Drew Carey, INSPIRE Environmental; Steven Degraer, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Description: Overview of potential benthic habitat modification from offshore wind structures including bottom sediment modification, connectivity, and habitat suitability.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 42 min

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The Coexistence of Fisheries and Offshore Wind Energy

Host Organization(s): American Sportfishing Association

Speaker(s): Crista Bank, Fisheries Liaison, Vineyard Wind & Mike Waine, Atlantic Fisheries Policy Director, ASA

Description: Overview of potential strategies to ensure coexistence of fisheries and offshore wind energy development in the eastern U.S., including recommendations to ensure fishing access in areas around wind energy infrastructure and mitigation programs to offset impacts to the fishing communities.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 38 min

Recording

Exploring the Feasibility of Offshore Wind Energy for the California North Coast - Ecological and Geological Environment

Host Organization(s): Schatz Energy Research Center and California Ocean Protection Council

Speaker(s): Arne Jacobson, Schatz Energy Research Center; Mark Gold, Ocean Protection Council; Garry George, National Audubon Society; Sharon Kramer & Scott Terrill, H.T. Harvey & Associates; Mark Hemphill-Haley, Humboldt State University; Tom Wheeler, EPIC; David M Pereksta, BOEM; Brandon Southall, Southall Environmental Associates, Inc.; Andrea Copping, PNNL; Aaron Porter, Mott MacDonald

Description: Results of the ecological and geological characterization of the California North Coast Call Area, and considerations related to seismology, marine mammals and seabird habitat.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 2h 36 min

Schatz Energy Research Center Webinar Series

Recording

Learning from the Block Island Wind Farm: Sediment and Sound

Host Organization(s): Rhode Island Sea Grant and the Coastal Resource Center

Moderator(s): Jennifer McCann, University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island Sea Grant

Speaker(s): Jennifer Amaral, Marine Acoustics Inc.; Monique LaFrance Bartley, National Park Service; James Boyd, Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council; Dave Monti, Charter Captain

Description: Findings of acoustical and benthic habitat research from the Block Island Wind Farm. Both kinds of information are important for building our understanding about how offshore renewable energy efforts may both impact and coexist with the marine environment upon which we depend.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 1h 18 min

Learning as We Go Series

Recording

Multiple Uses for Offshore Space: Incorporating Wind Energy Development

Host Organization(s): WREN Webinar Series

Speaker(s): Mary Boatman, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management & Andronikos Kafas, Marine Scotland  

Description: Perspectives from both Europe, where wind energy development has existed since 1991, and North America, where development is relatively new, on offshore wind energy development's competition for limited space with other interests (e.g., fisheries, other energy sectors, wildlife conservation).

Year: 2019 | Webinar Duration: 1h

WREN Webinar Series Archive

Recording

Offshore Wind Energy and Ecosystem Effects

Host Organization(s): RODA, ROSA, NOAA, BOEM

Speaker(s): Andrew Gill, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science

Description: Discussion of ecosystem-level approaches to understanding the potential effects of offshore wind energy development, including key considerations such as the importance of spatial and temporal scale, the influence of wind farm characteristics, and understanding cause-effect pathways.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 20 min

Synthesis of the Science Workshop Series

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Potential Effects of Offshore Renewable Energy - Knowledge and Resources (Marine Renewables and Offshore Wind)

Host Organization(s): Pacific Ocean Energy Trust (POET)

Speaker(s): Genevra Harker-Klimeš, Alicia M. Gordon, and Andrea Copping, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Description: Comparison of marine renewable energy and floating offshore wind development as well as an introduction to the Offshore Wind Synthesis of Environmental Effects Research (SEER) Project for synthesizing and disseminating knowledge on offshore wind development.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 1h 27 min

Recording

Research Programs to Understand the Environmental Impacts of Offshore Wind

Host Organization(s): WREN Webinar Series

Speaker(s): Jesper Kyed Larsen, Vattenfall Wind, Denmark & Ingeborg van Splunder, Dutch Offshore Wind Ecological Programme, Netherlands

Description: Overview of Vattenfall’s environmental research programme at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, including scientific research to inform impact assessment for offshore wind and the Dutch Offshore Wind Ecological Programme (Wozep), which is part of an adaptive management process surrounding the legislative process for offshore wind in the Netherlands.

Year: 2017 | Webinar Duration: 1h 3 min

WREN Webinar Series Archive

Recording

Understanding the Wildlife and Marine Impacts of Offshore Wind

Host Organization(s): Maine Conservation Voters

Speaker(s): Damian Brady, University of Maine at Orono

Description: Review of how scientists at the University of Maine are and will be researching the impacts of offshore wind on wildlife and the marine ecosystem in the Gulf of Maine.

Year: 2021 | Webinar Duration: 57 min

Recording

Wildlife Distributions and Habitat Use on the Mid-Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf

Host Organization(s): The U.S. Department of Energy

Speaker(s): Kate Williams, Biodiversity Research Institute

Description: Overview of the Mid-Atlantic Baseline Studies Project, which aimed to provide comprehensive baseline ecological data and associated predictive models and maps to regulators, developers, and other stakeholders for offshore wind energy. These data serve as a starting point for more site-specific studies, risk analyses, and evaluation of potential measures to avoid and minimize risks to wildlife from human activity in the offshore environment.

Year: 2015 | Webinar Duration: 1h 2 min

Recording

 

Permitting and Planning

Article VII Permitting Process for Offshore Wind

Host Organization(s): NYSERDA

Speaker(s): Bill Flynn, John McManus and 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

Learning from the Experts Series

Recording

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 the physical features of marine cable installation, environmental and marine use considerations, industry best practices for mitigating risk, and perspectives on offshore transmission planning on the east coast of the U.S.

Year: 2021 | Webinar Duration: 1h 32 min

Recording

How the Grid Works 101 and Offshore Wind Considerations

Host Organization(s): NROC & MARCO

Speaker(s): Rob Gramlich, Grid Strategies LLC; Mark Kalpin, Holland & Knight; Joe DeLosa, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities 

Description: Discussion of regulatory, operational and management characteristics of electricity transmission from offshore wind projects, and the challenges of shifting to a new planning paradigm offshore.

Year: 2021 | Webinar Duration: 1h 34 min

Recording

Multiple Uses for Offshore Space: Incorporating Wind Energy Development

Host Organization(s): WREN Webinar Series

Speaker(s): Mary Boatman, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management & Andronikos Kafas, Marine Scotland  

Description: Perspectives from both Europe, where wind energy development has existed since 1991, and North America, where development is relatively new, on offshore wind energy development's competition for limited space with other interests (e.g., fisheries, other energy sectors, wildlife conservation).

Year: 2019 | Webinar Duration: 1h

WREN Webinar Series Archive

Recording

Offshore Wind Energy in the Gulf of Maine featuring the Governor's Energy Office

Host Organization(s): Maine Audubon

Speaker(s): Director Dan Burgess and Deputy Director Celina Cunningham of the Maine Governor's Energy Office

Description: Discussion of the potential benefits of floating offshore wind energy in the Gulf of Maine, the state's offshore wind initiative, and updates on the floating research array.

Year: 2021 | Webinar Duration: 52 min

Recording

Offshore Wind: Getting in the Water and Producing Power

Host Organization(s): Offshore Technology Conference

Moderator(s): Craig Jones, Integral Consulting, Inc. & Pamela Neubert, AECOM

Speaker(s): Gregory Lampman, NYSERDA; Brian Krevor, BOEM; Ruth Mullins Perry, Shell; Rachel Pachter, Vineyard Wind; Danielle Jensen, Mayflower Wind; Aaron Smith, Principal Power, Inc.

Description: Overview of the offshore wind permitting process, New York's offshore wind approach, and environmental challenges and opportunities from the perspectives of multiple offshore wind developers.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 2h 3 min

Recording

Offshore Wind Submarine Cabling

Host Organization(s): NYSERDA

Speaker(s): Duncan Sokolowski, Senior Submarine Cable Project Manager, Tetra Tech

Description: Review of the planning, permitting, installation, and mitigation involved in submarine cabling for offshore wind development, as well as cable protection, repair, surveys, and sensing.

Year: 2021 | Webinar Duration: 1h

Learning from the Experts Series

Recording

Offshore Wind Transmission Systems

Host Organization(s): NYSERDA

Speaker(s): Johannes (Hannes) Pfeifenberger, The Brattle Group

Description: Overview of offshore wind transmission, including configurations, advantages of different approaches, case studies, and risk mitigation.

Year: 2021  | Webinar Duration: 1h

Learning from the Experts Series

Recording

The Role of Offshore Wind in Meeting State Decarbonization Goals and Why Transmission Matters

Host Organization(s): NRCO & MARCO

Speaker(s): Ben D’Antonio, New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) & Johannes Pfeifenberger, The Brattle Group

Description: Overview of New England states' vision for a clean, affordable, reliable regional electric grid, and an analysis of New England and New York's wind integration, emphasizing the need for a coordinated approach to transmission from offshore wind projects.

Year: 2021  | Webinar Duration: 1h 35 min

Recording

Siting and Leasing Offshore Wind Energy Areas

Host Organization(s): NYSERDA

Speaker(s): Luke Feinberg, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Description: Overview of the federal planning process for offshore wind energy including the identification of wind energy areas, using the New York Bight as an example, site characterization activities, proposed and final sale notices, and lease auctions.

Year: 2021  | Webinar Duration: 1h 1 min

Learning from the Experts Series

Recording

 

Foundation Types

Offshore Wind Energy and Maine: A Primer

Host Organization(s): Maine Audubon

Speaker(s): Habib Dagher, University of Maine

Description: Overview of floating offshore wind technology, description of the research conducted by the University of Maine since 2008 on floating wind technology, and discussion of the New England Aqua Ventus I project.

Year: 2021 | Webinar Duration: 56 min

Recording

Overview of Fixed-Bottom Offshore Wind

Host Organization(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the U.S. Department of Energy

Speaker(s): Walt Musial, NREL

Description: Introduction to offshore wind fixed-bottom foundation technology, including basic technical information, offshore wind basics, a discussion of foundation types, and construction considerations.

Year: 2021 | Webinar Duration: 59 min

Recording

Overview of Floating Offshore Wind

Host Organization(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the U.S. Department of Energy

Speaker(s): Walt Musial, NREL

Description: High-level overview of existing floating offshore wind technology and its prospects in the United States offshore wind market.

Year: 2020  | Webinar Duration: 57 min

Recording

 

Survey Methodologies and Data Tools

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

DOSITS Webinar Archive

Recording

Assessing Marine and Avian Wildlife Off the New York Coast

Host Organization(s): Working Together to Resolve Environmental Effects of Wind Energy (WREN) Webinar Series

Speaker(s): Gregory Lampman, NYSERDA; Greg Forcey, Normandeau Associates and  Wildlife Society; Stephanie McGovern, APEM Ltd.

Description: Overview of NYSERDA's multi-year aerial survey of wildlife in the New York Bight including planned scope of the survey project and technical aspects of image collection, processing, species identification and data presentation.

Year: 2016 | Webinar Duration: 51 min

WREN Webinar Series Archive

Recording

BOEM Efforts to Collect and Analyze Offshore Wind Data in a Holistic Manner, as Demonstrated through the RODEO Study

Host Organization(s): WREN Webinar Series

Speaker(s): John King, University of Rhode Island

Description: Overview of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Real-time Opportunity for Development Environmental Observations (RODEO) study, including real-time observations of pile driving and electrometric fields during the construction and operation of wind facilities to aid the evaluation of environmental effects of future facilities.

Year: 2017 | Webinar Duration: 1h 13 min

WREN Webinar Series Archive

Recording

Digital Aerial Surveys to Inform Offshore Wind Development

Host Organization(s): NYSERDA

Speaker(s): Julia Robinson Willmott, Normandeau Associates, Inc.

Description: Overview of the history of digital aerial survey technology, visual survey comparison tests, study design considerations, what digital aerial surveys can and cannot provide, and ways of filling the gaps.

Year: 2021  | Webinar Duration: 1h 

Learning from the Experts Series

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Fisheries Independent Data

Host Organization(s): Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA), Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA), National Oceanic and Atmopheric Administration (NOAA), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Moderator(s):​ Andy Lipsky, NOAA Fisheries

Speaker(s): Wendy Gabriel, NOAA Fisheries; Capt. David Goethel,  F/V Ellen Diane; Dave Rudders, VIMS

Description: Overview of long-term fisheries-independent survey data for fisheries resources and protected species, potential applications, and the challenges posed by offshore wind development to these survey efforts.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 48 min
Synthesis of the Science Workshop Series

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Passive Acoustic Monitoring Overview: Applications for Marine Mammals and Fishes

Host Organization(s): DOSITS

Speaker(s): Sofie Van Parijs, NOAA Fisheries

Description: Overview of passive acoustic monitoring technology for marine mammals and fishes offshore, including types of information provided, system requirements, study design, and reporting considerations.

Year: 2021 | Webinar Duration: 1h 7 min

DOSITS Webinar Archive

Recording

Sampling Designs and Methods

Host Organization(s): RODA, ROSA, NOAA, BOEM

Moderator(s):​ Elizabeth Methratta, NOAA Fisheries

Speaker(s): Mike Jech, NOAA Fisheries; Kevin Stokesbury, UMass Dartmouth; Sofie Van Parijs, NOAA Fisheries

Description: Overview of 1) potential sampling methods for fish including active remote technologies, passive acoustic monitoring, net and trawl capture technologies, and human-operated and autonomous platform technologies, and 2) the Vineyard Wind monitoring plan for fishes.

Year: 2020  | Webinar Duration: 46 min

Synthesis of the Science Workshop Series

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Wildlife Monitoring and Baseline Studies for Offshore Wind Development

Host Organization(s): The U.S. Department of Energy

Speaker(s): Kate Williams, Biodiversity Research Institute & Steve Pelletier, Stantec

Description: Discussion of two projects: 1) the Mid-Atlantic Baseline Studies Project, which used a variety of technologies and quantitative methods, including high-definition aerial and boat-based transect surveys, avian satellite tagging, acoustic monitoring, and hierarchical modeling, to assess densities and movements of birds, sea turtles and marine mammals relative to proposed wind energy development areas, and 2) ongoing bat acoustic research in Atlantic and Great Lakes to obtain data on seasonal offshore bat activity and movement patterns.

Year: 2014 | Webinar Duration: 1h 34 min

Recording

Wildlife Monitoring and Wind Energy

Host Organization(s): WREN Webinar Series

Speaker(s): Kate Williams, Biodiversity Research Institute & Henrik Skov, DHI Group

Description: Overview of the Mid-Atlantic Baseline Studies Project, which focused on understanding wildlife movements, distributions, and habitat use in relation to proposed offshore wind development areas, as well as multi-sensory technology to understand bird and bat movement patterns, flight height, and collision risk at offshore wind farms.

Year: 2015 | Webinar Duration: 1h 14 min

WREN Webinar Series Archive

Recording

 

Technology Research and Development

Developing Technologies for Bat Detection and Deterrence at Wind Facilities

Host Organization(s): National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC)

Speaker(s): Cris Hein, Wind Energy Program Director, Bat Conservation International; Amanda Hale & Victoria Bennett, Texas Christian University; Erick Rickards, Frontier Wind; Paul Sievert, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Kevin Kinzie, General Electric Power & Water 

Description: Overview of bat deterrent and detection technologies, including texturizing turbine towers, and a range of ultrasonic deterrents to reduce bat fatalities at wind facilities.

Year: 2015 | Webinar Duration: 1h 7 min

NWCC Webinar Series Archive

Recording

Experiences From Conducting Environmental Research at Land-based and Offshore Wind Energy Facilities

Host Organization(s): WREN Webinar Series

Speaker(s): Paul Thompson, University of Aberdeen & Stu Webster, American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI)

Description: Perspectives from European offshore wind and North American land-based wind projects on research and technology approaches, important considerations and challenges, and lessons learned.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 58 min

WREN Webinar Series Archive

Recording

Offshore Wind: Getting in the Water and Producing Power

Host Organization(s): Offshore Technology Conference

Moderator(s): Craig Jones, Integral Consulting, Inc. & Pamela Neubert, AECOM

Speaker(s): Gregory Lampman, NYSERDA; Brian Krevor, BOEM; Ruth Mullins Perry, Shell; Rachel Pachter, Vineyard Wind; Danielle Jensen, Mayflower Wind; Aaron Smith, Principal Power, Inc.

Description: Overview of the offshore wind permitting process, New York's offshore wind approach, and environmental challenges and opportunities from the perspectives of multiple offshore wind developers.

Year: 2020 | Webinar Duration: 2h 3 min

Recording

Offshore Wind Transmission Systems

Host Organization(s): NYSERDA

Speaker(s): Johannes (Hannes) Pfeifenberger, The Brattle Group

Description: Overview of offshore wind transmission, including configurations, advantages of different approaches, case studies, and risk mitigation.

Year: 2021  | Webinar Duration: 1h

Learning from the Experts Series

Recording

Status and Findings of Developing Technologies for Bat Detection and Deterrence at Wind Facilities

Host Organization(s): NWCC

Speaker(s): Amanda Hale & Victoria Bennett, Texas Christian University; David Cooper, Frontier Wind; Paul Sievert, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Cris Hein, Bat Conservation International; Kevin Kinzie, GE Renewables; Brad Romano, Shoener Environmental, Inc.

Description: Updates and findings on technologies for bat detection and deterrence at wind facilities including texturizing turbine towers and ultrasonic deterrents.

Year: 2018 | Webinar Duration: 1h 30 min

NWCC Webinar Series Archive

Recording

 

Climate Change

Offshore Wind Resiliency Planning

Host Organization(s): NYSERDA

Speaker(s): Neil Weisenfeld & Garrett Moran, ICF

Description: Discussion of how climate impacts offshore wind performance and reliability, projected changes to climate by mid-century, and how to build resilience of offshore wind systems.

Year: 2021 | Webinar Duration: 1h 2 min

Learning from the Experts Series

Recording

Replacing Peaker Power Plants with Clean Energy: A Frontline Vision for New York City

Host Organization(s): Clean Energy States Alliance

Moderator(s): Seth Mullendore, Clean Energy Group

Speaker(s): Dariella Rodriguez, THE POINT CDC; Carlos Garcia, New York City Environmental Justice Alliance; Eliasid Animas & Erin Childs, Strategen Consulting

Description: Overview of work to replace fossil-fuel peaker power plants in New York City with renewable energy among other strategies by 2030, highlighting the economic, environmental, and social costs of existing plants and the pathway toward replacement.

Year: 2021 | Webinar Duration: 1h 7 min

Recording

The Role of Offshore Wind in Meeting State Decarbonization Goals and Why Transmission Matters

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

Presenter(s): Ben D’Antonio, New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE); Johannes Pfeifenberger, The Brattle Group

Description: Overview of New England states' vision for a clean, affordable, reliable regional electric grid, and an analysis of New England and New York's wind integration, emphasizing the need for a coordinated approach to transmission from offshore wind projects.

Year: 2021 | Webinar Duration: 1h 36 min

Recording

Photo credits: Offshore wind farm © Chuyuss-Shutterstock; Humpback whale © Saandra Seitamaa; White-winged Scoter © Daniel Poleschook; Benthos © Yannis Papanastasopoulos; Underwater turbine structures © Arhnue Tan; School of sardines © Andrea Izzotti - Fotolia; Ocean © Ines Alvarez