The dated for this event have been changed to November 16 – 17, 2020. Please go to that date on the MARCO calendar for registration information.
The New York Energy Research and Development Authority is hosting its second State of the Science Workshop on Offshore Wind Energy on May 5-6, 2020.
The two-day workshop will focus on assessing the state of the knowledge regarding offshore wind development’s cumulative effects on populations and ecosystems and identify key studies that could be conducted in the next 3-5 years to improve our understanding of cumulative biological impacts as the offshore wind industry develops in the U.S.
- The first day of the workshop will consist of plenary presentations on frameworks for understanding cumulative impacts as well as the current state of knowledge for different taxonomic groups.
- The second day will largely consist of smaller workshops focused on developing research plans to improve our understanding of cumulative impacts for a range of taxonomic groups, including benthos, fishes and mobile invertebrates, birds, bats, marine mammals, sea turtles, and habitats and ecosystems. Participation in breakout groups will require prior approval from workshop leads.
A poster session will be held on the evening of May 5, where workshop attendees will have an opportunity to share their work relating to wildlife and offshore wind (posters do not have to focus on cumulative impacts). A call for poster abstracts will be issued in early 2020.
There is also an opportunity to co-locate additional related meetings at the venue on May 7. If interested in planning a meeting or reserving room space, please contact email@example.com.
State of the Science Workshops bring together stakeholders engaged with environmental and wildlife research relevant to offshore wind energy development in the eastern U.S. These workshops promote regional coordination and collaboration, and serve as a forum to share information on efforts to understand, minimize, and mitigate environmental impacts from offshore wind energy development. Workshops bring together scientists to present and discuss their research, but are open to members of the public with prior registration.
To request to be added to the workshop mailing list, please visit nyetwg.com.
For more information about the workshop, please contact conference organizers Kate Williams and Julia Gulka (Kate.Williams@briloon.org, Julia.Gulka@briloon.org).