Webinars for Marine and Wind Energy and the Environment

Tethys hosts regular webinars pertaining to topics of environmental concern, as a means to effectively disseminate new information and research efforts to a large international audience of stakeholders. Anyone is welcome to attend these live webinars and participate in a live question and answer session with the presenters. Information for attending these live webinars is distributed to a public mailing list (separate lists for wind and water). Ongoing webinars on Tethys are sponsored by OES-Environmental and WREN.

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Below is a list of past webinars, containing video/audio files of the presentations and Q&A sessions when available.

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PRIMRE Wave Hindcast Webinar: High-resolution regional hindcast datasets for wave energy resource characterization in US coastal waters September 27, 2022

To support nearshore wave climate research and wave energy development in the U.S., long-term, high-resolution, regional wave hindcast datasets were generated using unstructured-grid Simulating WAves Nearshore (SWAN) models for the U.S. coastal waters, including those bordering U.S. territory islands. This large effort was funded by the US Department of Energy, Water Power Technologies Office and carried out by a joint research team of Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

OES-Environmental Webinar #21 From Science to Consenting: OES-Environmental 2022 Highlights September 22, 2022

OES-Environmental hosted a public webinar, “From Science to Consenting: OES-Environmental 2022 Highlights”, from 8:00-9:00am PDT (3:00-4:00pm UTC) on September 22, 2022. During this webinar the OES-Environmental team provided updates on risk retirement, guidance documents, and outreach efforts, and will also detail current focus areas for OES-Environmental research. View the recording and other materials below.

WREN Webinar #20 Wind Energy Monitoring and Mitigation Technologies Tool Webinar September 21, 2022

As part of its mission to support the global deployment of wind energy through a better understanding of environmental issues, Working Together to Resolve Environmental Effects of Wind Energy (WREN) recently launched a new technology tool as a reference of available strategies for monitoring and mitigating the environmental effects of land-based and offshore wind energy development.

PRIMRE PRIMRE Webinar: Release of the New Marine Energy Projects Database September 20, 2022

The Portal and Repository for Information on Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMRE) recently developed a new Marine Energy Projects Database that provides a catalog of devices, projects, and test sites around the world. The database provides a history of past efforts so the industry may learn from past successes and failures, provides additional outreach for developers, and provides a broad overview of progress in the sector.

Triton Talks Triton Talk: Changes in Habitat, Marine Energy Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessments with Lenaig Hemery, Alicia Amerson and Tyler Harris September 1, 2022

On September 1st, join Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) researchers to learn about environmental monitoring around marine energy devices. Lenaig Hemery will discuss changes in habitat followed by a discussion on marine energy sustainability and life cycle assessments with Alicia Amerson and Tyler Harris.

To find out more about Triton, visit https://www.pnnl.gov/projects/triton.

ECO-Wind Webinar ECO-Wind Webinar: Understanding Bat Interactions with Wind Turbines August 30, 2022

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is hosting a webinar, ‘Understanding Bat Interactions with Wind Turbines’, on 30 August 2022 from 12:00pm–1:00pm (EDT). The webinar will introduce three projects, led by Bowman, the Electric Power Research Institute, and Stantec Consulting Services, focused on using thermal video cameras to monitor bat behavior at wind turbines.

Triton Talks Triton Talk: Environmental Monitoring around Marine Energy July 27, 2022

You are invited to participate in session 6 of Triton Talks, a webinar series discussing the US DOE Water Power Technologies Office Triton Initiative’s research on environmental monitoring technologies and methods used to evaluate environmental stressors linked to marine energy devices.

On July 27th, join Joe Haxel, Alicia Amerson and Morgan Pattison to learn about Triton’s research on the environmental effects of underwater noise and anthropogenic light associated with marine energy.

WREN Webinar #19 International Assessment of Priority Environmental Issues for Land-based and Offshore Wind Energy Development June 29, 2022

Working Together to Resolve Environmental Effects of Wind Energy (WREN) hosted a webinar on 29 June 2022 from 10:00-11:00am EDT (2:00-3:00pm UTC) to present the results of the WREN Horizon Scan. 

The webinar highlighted results of stakeholder feedback from 294 responses across 28 countries identifying environmental priorities related to land-based and offshore wind energy development. Panelists from several WREN member countries will provide their perspective on the assessment and priority research within the next 5-10 years.

NYSERDA NYSERDA Webinar: Stakeholder Engagement & Offshore Wind June 22, 2022

In this webinar, Rebecca Karp and Andel Koester (Karp Strategies) will discuss stakeholder engagement and offshore wind. Karp Strategies has supported NYSERDA with the creation of a free, open source offshore wind curriculum aimed at teenagers and educators and developed the agency’s Guiding Principles for Stakeholder Engagement for developers; assessed the feasibility of port infrastructure for OSW; analyzed MWBE procurement in the supply chain in Maine; and supported Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind with their stakeholder engagement strategy.

Triton Talks Triton Talk: Collision risk with Garett Staines June 16, 2022

On June 16th, join fish biologist Garrett Staines in the 5th session of the Triton Talks webinar series to learn about strategies and methods developed to assess collision risk associated with marine energy installations. He will dive into how Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers worked to understand these risks utilizing various technology such as acoustic cameras around turbines. 

PRIMRE Marine Energy Data Pipeline Updates June 14, 2022

The Marine Energy Data Pipeline effort, led by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), has released the latest version of the data ingestion pipeline, Tsdat.

Tsdat is built to help users read, process, run quality control, and convert raw data to standard formats, with the goal of reducing the time spent on data wrangling while producing high-quality standardized datasets. It is a template-based, open-source Python framework that can be used both in a local environment and on commercial cloud pipelines.

Triton Talks Triton Talk: Electromagnetic Fields with Molly Grear May 19, 2022

You are invited to participate in Session 4 of Triton Talks, a webinar series discussing the US DOE Water Power Technologies Office Triton Initiative’s research on environmental monitoring technologies and methods used to evaluate environmental stressors linked to marine energy devices.

Triton Talks Triton Talk: Science Communication with Cailene Gunn April 21, 2022

You are invited to participate in Session 3 of Triton Talks, an engaging presentation all about science communication! This webinar series discusses the US DOE Water Power Technologies Office Triton Initiative’s research on environmental monitoring technologies and methods used to evaluate environmental stressors linked to marine energy devices.

Triton Talks Triton Talk: Predictive Modeling with Kate Buenau March 17, 2022

You are invited to participate in Session 2 of Triton Talks, a webinar series discussing environmental monitoring technologies and methods used to evaluate various environmental stressors linked to marine energy devices. The recommendations discussed in this series are based on an extensive environmental monitoring field trials campaign conducted in 2020 and 2021.

SEER Webinar #4 SEER Webinar #4: Electromagnetic Fields & Vessel Collision: Effects on Marine Life from Offshore Wind Energy February 24, 2022

The U.S. Offshore Wind Synthesis of Environmental Effects Research (SEER) team hosted a series of free, public webinars that presented findings from the briefs and featured panel discussions with subject matter experts, followed by question-and-answer periods. The final webinar covered topics related to: Electromagnetic Field Effects on Marine Life & Presence of Vessels: Effects of Vessel Collision on Marine Life. 

Triton Talks Triton Talk: Introducing the Triton Initiative and the Triton Field Trials February 17, 2022

You are invited to participate in Triton Talks, an interactive webinar series presented by the Triton Initiative that features a behind-the-scenes look at our extensive environmental monitoring field trials campaign conducted in 2020 and 2021. The series will kick off the first webinar by featuring speakers Samantha Eaves, Joe Haxel, and Alicia Amerson.

NYSERDA NYSERDA Webinar: A Panel on Nature Based Design Enhancements for Offshore Wind Farms February 9, 2022

Please join NYSERDA on Wednesday, February 9 at 1:00 p.m. ET for an offshore wind webinar as part of NYSERDA’s Learning from the Experts series. A panel of experts will be discussing considerations on nature based design enhancements for offshore wind farms. The panel includes Carl Lobe with The Nature Conservancy, Captain Dave Moni with No Fluke Fishing, Annie Murphy with Inspire Environmental Services, and Andrew Rella, with Eco-Concrete.

SEER Webinar #3 SEER Webinar #3: Bat and Bird Interactions with Offshore Wind Energy February 8, 2022

The U.S. Offshore Wind Synthesis of Environmental Effects Research (SEER) team hosted a series of free, public webinars that presented findings from the briefs and featured panel discussions with subject matter experts, followed by question-and-answer periods. The third webinar covered topics related to: Bat and Bird Interactions with Offshore Wind Energy. 

SEER Webinar #2 SEER Webinar #2: Effects of Offshore Wind Farm Structures on Fish Ecology & Benthic Disturbance December 15, 2021

The U.S. Offshore Wind Synthesis of Environmental Effects Research (SEER) team hosted a series of free, public webinars that presented findings from the briefs and featured panel discussions with subject matter experts, followed by question-and-answer periods. The second webinar covered topics related to: Introduction of New Offshore Wind Farm Structures: Effects on Fish Ecology and Benthic Disturbance from Foundations, Anchors, and Cable.

SEER Webinar #1 SEER Webinar #1: Underwater Noise & Entanglement Considerations for Offshore Wind Farms November 30, 2021

The U.S. Offshore Wind Synthesis of Environmental Effects Research (SEER) team hosted a series of free, public webinars that presented findings from the briefs and featured panel discussions with subject matter experts, followed by question-and-answer periods. The first webinar covered topics related to: Underwater Noise Effects on Marine Life Associated with Offshore Wind Farms and Risk to Marine Life from Marine Debris and Floating Offshore Wind Cable Systems.

NYSERDA NYSERDA Webinar: Regional Collaboration on Wildlife & Fisheries Research September 15, 2021

Please join NYSERDA on Wednesday, September 15 at 1:00 p.m. ET for an offshore wind webinar as part of NYSERDA’s Learning from the Experts series. Emily Shumchenia with the Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC), and Lyndie Hice-Dunton with the Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA) will discuss regional wildlife and fisheries research and upcoming regional wildlife science activities. Emily Shumchenia is an ocean data scientist and the Director of the Regional Wildlife Science Entity (RWSE).

OES-Environmental Webinar #20 OES-Environmental Public Webinar: Guidance Documents for Risk Retirement August 31, 2021

This public webinar provided an overview of the risk retirement process, including data transferability, and an update that will focus on introducing the new guidance documents for risk retirement. The guidance documents aim to bridge between scientific evidence and application for consenting/permitting processes.

NYSERDA NYSERDA Webinar: Offshore Wind Stakeholder Engagement July 28, 2021

Please join NYSERDA on Wednesday, July 28 at 1:00 p.m. ET for an offshore wind webinar as part of NYSERDA’s Learning from the Experts series. Kris Ohleth with the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind will provide an overview of the roles of federal, state, and private entities in offshore wind stakeholder engagement and compare successful engagement approaches. Kris has worked in the offshore wind industry for over 15 years and has held senior positions with offshore wind developers, non-governmental organizations, and state agencies.

NYSERDA NYSERDA Webinar: The Science of Visibility June 23, 2021

In this webinar, Gordon Perkins and Kiva VanDerGeest with Environmental Design & Research will discuss the environmental factors that affect visibility of wind farms from shore and methods for modeling visual impacts. Gordon is one of the leading expert consultants in visualization and visual impact assessment in the Northeast and has 20 years of professional experience. Kiva has over six years of professional experience in planning, design, geographic information systems, and visual impact assessments.

NYSERDA NYSERDA Webinar: Digital Aerial Surveys to Inform Offshore Wind Development June 9, 2021

In this webinar, Julia Robinson Willmott with Normandeau Associates will describe the technology behind digital aerial surveys and how they can inform offshore wind development. Julia works to design, test, and deploy innovative technology systems for remote monitoring of wildlife, and she has over 30 years of experience in 23 different countries assessing both offshore and onshore ecological impacts of anthropogenic and natural stressors on birds and other taxa.

NYSERDA NYSERDA Webinar: Article VII Permitting Process for Offshore Wind April 28, 2021

Please join NYSERDA on Wednesday, April 28 at 1:00 p.m. ET for an offshore wind webinar as part of NYSERDA’s Learning from the Experts series. Bill Flynn from the Harris Beach law firm will discuss how Article VII of the New York State Public Service Law sets forth a review process for offshore wind projects seeking to deliver power to New York’s electricity grid. Bill, a former president of NYSERDA, is a partner at Harris Beach and is known for his experience in regulatory policies and legislation related to electricity, gas, water, cable television, and telecommunications services.

NYSERDA NYSERDA Webinar: Offshore Wind Technology 101 April 7, 2021

Please join NYSERDA on Wednesday, April 7 at 1:00 p.m. ET for an offshore wind webinar as part of NYSERDA’s Learning from the Experts series. Walt Musial with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will provide an introduction to offshore wind technologies. Walt is a Principal Engineer and leads the offshore wind research platform at NREL, which focuses on a wide range of industry needs and critical technology challenges.

NYSERDA NYSERDA Webinar: Siting and Leasing Offshore Wind Energy Areas March 24, 2021

Please join NYSERDA's Offshore Wind team on Wednesday, March 24 at 1:00 p.m. ET for the first webinar in this series and hear from Luke Feinberg of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) as he discusses the federal process of siting and leasing offshore wind energy areas. Luke is an Energy Program Specialist in BOEM’s Office of Renewable Energy Programs and is currently working to coordinate all renewable activities offshore New York.

WREN Webinar #18 Raptor Behaviour and Physiology as it Relates to Wind Energy Development March 23, 2021

Raptor interactions with wind turbines are a concern for the wind energy and wildlife community. Raptors have relatively low reproductive rates and are often protected by local, national, and international laws. The webinar will share information regarding on-going research on raptor behaviour and physiology as it relates to interactions with wind turbines. The webinar is part of WREN’s priority activity to reduce uncertainty regarding risk for raptors at wind farms.

WREN/Tethys WREN/Tethys Webinar February 9, 2021

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) held a webinar on 9 February 2021 to discuss international efforts to address environmental issues associated with commercial development of land-based and offshore wind energy projects.

Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar #9 Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Future Priorities for Wildlife & Wind Energy - Multi-stakeholder perspectives on challenges and opportunities December 8, 2020

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Defenders of Wildlife hosted a free, nine-part webinar series, Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Considerations for Monitoring and Managing Impacts, between August and November 2020. All webinars were recorded and are available on Tethys.

Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar #8 Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Economics of Wind Energy: Understanding wildlife minimization in the context of development and financing November 10, 2020

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Defenders of Wildlife hosted a free, nine-part webinar series, Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Considerations for Monitoring and Managing Impacts, between August and November 2020. All webinars were recorded and are available on Tethys.

New PRIMRE Developments: Part 2 New PRIMRE Developments: Part 2 - New Features of Existing Knowledge Hubs October 28, 2020

Launched in 2019, the Portal and Repository for Information on Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMRE) was developed to serve as a centralized access point that enhances the accessibility and discoverability of information relevant to marine renewable energy (MRE) development and operations in the U.S. Part two of this two-part webinar series will highlight new features of existing PRIMRE Knowledge Hubs: Signature Projects, the Tethys Engineering Photo Library, and the PRIMRE aggregate search.

Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar #7 Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Impact Reduction Strategies for Eagles and Bats October 22, 2020

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Defenders of Wildlife hosted a free, nine-part webinar series, Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Considerations for Monitoring and Managing Impacts, between August and November 2020. All webinars were recorded and are available on Tethys.

Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar #6 Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Communicating Results: How to identify and produce robust monitoring reports October 15, 2020

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Defenders of Wildlife hosted a free, nine-part webinar series, Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Considerations for Monitoring and Managing Impacts, between August and November 2020. All webinars were recorded and are available on Tethys.

New PRIMRE Developments: Part 1 New PRIMRE Developments: Part 1 - New Sites and Tools October 7, 2020

Launched in 2019, the Portal and Repository for Information on Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMRE) was developed to serve as a centralized access point that enhances the accessibility and discoverability of information relevant to marine renewable energy (MRE) development and operations in the U.S. Part one of this two-part webinar series will highlight new sites and tools that have been developed within PRIMRE: the MRE Technology Database, MRE Software, and Telesto.

Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar #5 Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Eagles: Permitting process and best practices for monitoring and mitigation September 29, 2020

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Defenders of Wildlife hosted a free, nine-part webinar series, Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Considerations for Monitoring and Managing Impacts, between August and November 2020. All webinars were recorded and are available on Tethys.

Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar #4 Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Bats - Methodologies and technologies used to study impacts of wind turbines on bats September 24, 2020

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Defenders of Wildlife hosted a free, nine-part webinar series, Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Considerations for Monitoring and Managing Impacts, between August and November 2020. All webinars were recorded and are available on Tethys.

OES-Environmental Webinar #19 OES-Environmental Webinar: Risk Retirement September 24, 2020

This webinar provides an overview of the risk retirement process, its development, and several related tools, including the data transferability process and monitoring datasets discoverability matrix. OES-Environmental's outreach and engagement efforts in the development of the risk retirement and data transferability processes will also be highlighted, as well as the feedback received from the greater MRE community on risk retirement for underwater noise, electromagnetic effects, and habitat change. 

Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar #3 Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Grouse - Considerations for developing wind energy in grouse habitat September 16, 2020

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Defenders of Wildlife hosted a free, nine-part webinar series, Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Considerations for Monitoring and Managing Impacts, between August and November 2020. All webinars were recorded and are available on Tethys.

Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar #2 Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Federal and State Perspectives on Environmental Review of Wind Energy and Wildlife September 1, 2020

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Defenders of Wildlife hosted a free, nine-part webinar series, Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Considerations for Monitoring and Managing Impacts, between August and November 2020. All webinars were recorded and are available on Tethys.

Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar #1 Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: History of wind energy and wildlife interactions and overview of the webinar series August 28, 2020

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Defenders of Wildlife hosted a free, nine-part webinar series, Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Considerations for Monitoring and Managing Impacts, between August and November 2020. All webinars were recorded and are available on Tethys.

NWCC Webinar #20 Preliminary Results of Research on Wind Operational Impact Minimization Technologies: DOE-Funded Technology Development and Innovation Projects August 20, 2020

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) researchers present preliminary results of two projects examining early-stage technologies aimed at minimizing the potential impacts of wind turbines on wildlife.

NWCC Webinar #19 Updated Wind Energy Development Scenarios in the U.S.: Tools to Understand Potential Wind-Wildlife Interaction August 18, 2020

NREL researchers present how intricate considerations are integrated into modeling and analysis to estimate the possible future of wind energy in the United States, and the relationship this has with wildlife.

OES-Environmental Workshop OES-Environmental Workshop: Monitoring Datasets Discoverability Matrix July 21, 2020

The monitoring datasets discoverability matrix (matrix) is an interactive tool that classifies monitoring datasets from already consented (or permitted) projects for six key environmental stressors.

WREN Webinar #17 Experiences from conducting environmental research at land-based and offshore wind energy facilities July 7, 2020

The American Wind Wildlife Institute hosted the 17th WREN (Working Together to Resolve Environmental Effects of Wind Energy) webinar entitled, Experiences from conducting environmental research at land-based and offshore wind energy facilities. 

OES-Environmental 2020 State of the Science Chapters Webinars #2 OES-Environmental State of the Science 2020: Collision Risk and Environmental Monitoring June 22, 2020

This public webinar shares the information from several chapters in the 2020 State of the Science Report.

OES-Environmental 2020 State of the Science Chapters Webinars #1 OES-Environmental State of the Science 2020: Underwater Noise, EMF, Habitat, Oceanographic Systems, and Mooring Entanglements June 17, 2020

This public webinar shares the information from several chapters in the OES-Environmental 2020 State of the Science Report.

OES-Environmental 2020 State of the Science Public Release OES-Environmental State of the Science 2020: Public Release June 11, 2020

This webinar provides an overview of the information presented in the OES-Environmental 2020 State of the Science Report.

OES-Environmental & ORJIP International Forum #3 OES-Environmental & ORJIP International Forum #3: Updates on Monitoring and Research Around Wave Energy Devices April 23, 2020

OES-Environmental and ORJIP Ocean Energy invite you to join the first International Forum on MRE Environmental R&D that will present and review the latest in research and monitoring around marine renewable energy (MRE) sites. This forum consists of three different webinars, each running from 8am – 10am PT (3pm – 5pm UTC) on April 21, 22, and 23, 2020. The purpose of the forum is to share the most recent environmental research and monitoring results with a broad audience.