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Tethys hosts regular webinars pertaining to topic 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 Annex IV and WREN.

 

You can sign up to receive invitations to live webinars here.

 

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

 

Webinar Archive

Sponsored By Title Date Description
WREN Webinar #11 Research Programs to Understand the Environmental Impacts of Offshore Wind, Part 2 Jun 20, 2017 This webinar is the second of a two-part series covering research programs designed to understand the environmental impacts of offshore wind. 
Annex IV Webinar #13 Fisheries Interactions with Marine Renewable Energy Devices Jun 19, 2017

This webinar will look at the socio-economic impacts of marine renewable energy (MRE) projects around commercial fisheries by exploring the attitudes of fishermen towards MRE projects under development and perceived socio-economic impacts and opportunities, as well as the co-occurrence and nature of potential interactions between these two industries.

Annex IV Webinar #12 Artificial Reefs and Benthic Changes in Relation to MRE Apr 25, 2017 This webinar will look at the environmental effects of marine renewable energy (MRE) devices related to benthic habitat and community changes, and the effects of artificial reefs, specifically focusing on marine fish and crustaceans.
WREN Webinar #10 BOEM Efforts to Collect and Analyze Offshore Wind Data in a Holistic Manner, as Demonstrated through the RODEO Study Mar 28, 2017 This webinar will cover The United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Real-time Opportunity for Development Environmental Observations (RODEO) study.
Annex IV Webinar #11 Recent Research of Interest to the MRE Industry Jan 18, 2017 This webinar will feature two recent sets of research findings that will further elucidate the importance of EMF from cables and fish interaction with devices to the industry.
WREN Webinar #9 Adaptive Management in the Wind Energy Industry Nov 16, 2016 A recent review of Adaptive Management (AM) has clarified fundamental differences in the definition of AM, and its application to projects or planning processes. This webinar sets out to explore these experiences and suggest the possibility of a common definition and framework for AM that is capable of supporting the needs of wind energy development where there are potential conflicts with wildlife.  It will examine how AM has been applied to wind energy development around the world, with a focus on examples from the US and UK.
WREN Webinar #8 Assessing Marine and Avian Wildlife Off the New York Coast Jul 21, 2016

In an effort to ensure that potential offshore wind development protects the environment and addresses the concerns of coastal communities, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is conducting a multi-year aerial survey of wildlife in this area. Regional-scale baseline information on seasonal wildlife distributions, abundance and movements will inform the relative biodiversity of the development sites. The surveys will also provide a better understanding of the potential effects of individual projects, as well as the potential cumulative effects of multiple projects. This webinar will outline the planned scope of the survey project and provide insights in the technical aspects of image collection, processing, species identification and data presentation.

Annex IV Webinar #10 Role of Biofouling in Marine Renewable Energy Development Jul 12, 2016 While not yet considered to be a key strategic consenting issue by regulatory bodies, biofouling is becoming an important consideration for device developers and operators with increasing deployment experience. Similarly, as more devices are deployed, regulators are increasingly pressed to understand the potential for spread of non-native species, as well as any artificial reef impacts.
WREN Webinar #7 Wind Energy Development Impacts on Marine Environment Jun 28, 2016 This webinar will discuss noise monitoring research and mitigation to help protect marine life from the impacts of wind energy development-related sounds produced during the building phases and types of foundations.
Annex IV Webinar #9

2016 Annex IV State of the Science

May 10, 2016 The recently published Annex IV State of the Science Report summarizes the state of the science of interactions and effects of marine renewable energy (MRE) devices on the marine environment, the animals that live there, and the habitats that support them.
LINC Webinar Large Scale Interactive Coupled Modelling of Environmental Impacts of Marine Renewable Energy Farms Apr 28, 2016 The webinar is a showcase of outcomes of an EPSRC grant funded project. In particular we will show the development and the availability of a range of numerical methods to assess various potential environmental impact of large arrays of tidal and wave energy devices.
Annex IV Webinar #8 Collision Risk - Understanding and Resolving the Problem in Scotland Mar 15, 2016 This webinar serves as a follow up to the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Collision risk to marine animals was discussed, including the regulatory landscape in Scotland and the latest insights from current UK research.
WREN Webinar #6 Monitoring Bat Activity Offshore Mar 01, 2016 This webinar details techniques for monitoring bat activities offshore, in order to determine the impact that offshore wind may have on bat populations.
Annex IV Webinar #7 Adaptive Management in the Marine Renewable Energy Industry Jan 27, 2016 This webinar delves into the concept of Adaptive Management (AM), and how it can be used as an effective decision making process in the face of uncertainty for the marine renewable energy industry.
WREN Webinar #5 Wildlife Monitoring and Wind Energy Dec 02, 2015 This webinar details monitoring tools and large-scale monitoring efforts related to offshore wind energy.
BRI Webinar Mid-Atlantic Baseline Study Nov 17, 2015 The goal of the Mid-Atlantic Baseline Studies (MABS) Project was to provide comprehensive baseline ecological data and associated predictive models and maps to regulators, developers, and other stakeholders for offshore wind energy.
WREN Webinar #4 Avian Sensitivity Mapping and Wind Energy Aug 27, 2015 The speakers present on tools they have developed to assess the potential vulnerability of birds to wind energy development.
Annex IV Webinar #6 Marine Renewable Energy Test Centers and Environmental Effects Research Jul 21, 2015 This webinar discusses current environmental research efforts focused around marine renewable energy test centers and what is being planned for future test centers.
Annex IV Webinar #5 The Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Marine Animals May 07, 2015 This webinar provides an overview of 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.
WREN Webinar #3 Understanding Avian Collision Rate Modeling and Discussing what this Means in a Population Context at Land-Based and Offshore Windfarms Apr 02, 2015 Wind farms can impact birds through collisions, barrier effects and displacement and habitat loss. Of these, collisions have attracted the most attention as the effects of direct mortality are considered to have the greatest potential to impact bird populations.
Annex IV Webinar #4 Effects of Energy Removal on Physical Systems Feb 03, 2015 This webinar features three modeling approaches that examine potential changes to physical systems.  As wave and tidal devices are installed at commercial scales, measurements may be made to validate the models.
WREN Webinar #2 Attraction and Interaction of Marine Mammals and Seabirds to Offshore Wind Farms Dec 09, 2014 The presenters provide examples of research methodologies for the detection of animal populations in the vicinity of offshore wind farms, describe the technologies used to detect the animals, and, where available, discuss any existing mitigation measures or post installation/operation monitoring.
Annex IV Webinar #3 Tidal Energy Research in the Bay of Fundy Oct 27, 2014 This webinar highlights the work being done by four scientists who focus their research on elucidating the tidal energy resource and potential in the Bay of Fundy, and how tidal energy developments there may affect the surrounding marine environment.
WREN Webinar #1 Bats and Wind Energy Sep 03, 2014 This webinar addressed the issue of reducing bat fatalities from land-based wind in the US and central Europe.
Annex IV Webinar #2 Interactions of Marine Mammals and Birds Around Marine Energy Devices May 19, 2014 Presenters discuss several approaches aimed at understanding the interactions between marine mammals and diving seabirds around wave and tidal energy devices.
Annex IV Webinar #1 Instrumentation Workshop Jan 23, 2014 An instrumentation workshop was held in June of 2013 to discuss the current state of the science for environmental monitoring around MHK devices.
DOE OSW Monitoring Webinar Wildlife Monitoring and Baseline Studies for Offshore Wind Development Apr 24, 2013 This webinar focuses on presenting initial results of the first year of data collection for two large-scale studies in the US that establish baseline data to aid in the siting and permitting of future projects.
DOE MHK Webinar #5 The Annex IV Project Apr 03, 2012 This webinar conveys information on the Annex IV project which center on international data sharing efforts for potential environmental effects of marine renewable energy to understand effects, minimizing the potential for redundancy of efforts, and increasing the efficiency of the permitting and consenting process.
DOE MHK Webinar #4 Acoustic Impacts Dec 14, 2011 Anthropogenic noise production in the marine environment is a known stressor to many different aquatic species. This webinar focused on research efforts focused on determining the potential impacts of MHK-produced noise to aquatic animals.
DOE MHK Webinar #3 Monitoring Technologies and Strategies Sep 14, 2011 Topics of this webinar focused on developing methodologies for monitoring MHK devices post-deployment, including monitoring framework development and the use of passive and active acoustics to monitor aquatic animal behavior around MHK devices.
DOE MHK Webinar #2 Aquatic Animal Interaction with Marine and Hydrokinetic Devices Aug 29, 2011 Discussions focused on the probability and extent of damage occurring as a result of interaction between aquatic animals and MHK devices.
DOE MHK Webinar #1 Environmental Data Management, Cumulative Impacts and Risk Assessment Jul 27, 2011 Webinar presentations showcase methods for dissemination of valuable environmental data.

Tethys hosts regular webinars pertaining to topic 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 list for wind). Ongoing wind webinars on Tethys are sponsored by WREN.

 

You can sign up to receive invitations to live webinars here.

 

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

 

Webinar Archive

Sponsored By Title Date Description
WREN Webinar #11 Research Programs to Understand the Environmental Impacts of Offshore Wind, Part 2 Jun 20, 2017 This webinar is the second of a two-part series covering research programs designed to understand the environmental impacts of offshore wind. 
WREN Webinar #10 BOEM Efforts to Collect and Analyze Offshore Wind Data in a Holistic Manner, as Demonstrated through the RODEO Study Mar 28, 2017 This webinar will cover The United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Real-time Opportunity for Development Environmental Observations (RODEO) study.
WREN Webinar #9 Adaptive Management in the Wind Energy Industry Nov 16, 2016 A recent review of Adaptive Management (AM) has clarified fundamental differences in the definition of AM, and its application to projects or planning processes. This webinar sets out to explore these experiences and suggest the possibility of a common definition and framework for AM that is capable of supporting the needs of wind energy development where there are potential conflicts with wildlife.  It will examine how AM has been applied to wind energy development around the world, with a focus on examples from the US and UK.
WREN Webinar #8 Assessing Marine and Avian Wildlife Off the New York Coast Jul 21, 2016

In an effort to ensure that potential offshore wind development protects the environment and addresses the concerns of coastal communities, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is conducting a multi-year aerial survey of wildlife in this area. Regional-scale baseline information on seasonal wildlife distributions, abundance and movements will inform the relative biodiversity of the development sites. The surveys will also provide a better understanding of the potential effects of individual projects, as well as the potential cumulative effects of multiple projects. This webinar will outline the planned scope of the survey project and provide insights in the technical aspects of image collection, processing, species identification and data presentation.

WREN Webinar #7 Wind Energy Development Impacts on Marine Environment Jun 28, 2016 This webinar will discuss noise monitoring research and mitigation to help protect marine life from the impacts of wind energy development-related sounds produced during the building phases and types of foundations.
WREN Webinar #6 Monitoring Bat Activity Offshore Mar 01, 2016 This webinar details techniques for monitoring bat activities offshore, in roder to determine the impact that offshore wind may have on bat populations.
WREN Webinar #5 Wildlife Monitoring and Wind Energy Dec 02, 2015 This webinar details monitoring tools and large-scale monitoring efforts related to offshore wind energy.
BRI Webinar Mid-Atlantic Baseline Study Nov 17, 2015 The goal of the Mid-Atlantic Baseline Studies (MABS) Project was to provide comprehensive baseline ecological data and associated predictive models and maps to regulators, developers, and other stakeholders for offshore wind energy.
WREN Webinar #4 Avian Sensitivity Mapping and Wind Energy Aug 27, 2015 The speakers present on tools they have developed to assess the potential vulnerability of birds to wind energy development.
WREN Webinar #3 Understanding Avian Collision Rate Modeling and Discussing what this Means in a Population Context at Land-Based and Offshore Windfarms Apr 02, 2015 Wind farms can impact birds through collisions, barrier effects and displacement and habitat loss. Of these, collisions have attracted the most attention as the effects of direct mortality are considered to have the greatest potential to impact bird populations.
WREN Webinar #2 Attraction and Interaction of Marine Mammals and Seabirds to Offshore Wind Farms Dec 09, 2014 The presenters provide examples of research methodologies for the detection of animal populations in the vicinity of offshore wind farms, describe the technologies used to detect the animals, and, where available, discuss any existing mitigation measures or post installation/operation monitoring.
WREN Webinar #1 Bats and Wind Energy Sep 03, 2014 This webinar addresses the issue of reducing bat fatalities from land-based wind in the US and central Europe.
DOE OSW Monitoring Webinar Wildlife Monitoring and Baseline Studies for Offshore Wind Development Apr 24, 2013 This webinar focuses on presenting initial results of the first year of data collection for two large-scale studies in the US that establish baseline data to aid in the siting and permitting of future projects.

Tethys hosts regular webinars pertaining to topic 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 list for water). Ongoing water webinars on Tethys are sponsored by Annex IV.

 

You can sign up to receive invitations to live webinars here.

 

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

 

Webinar Archive

Sponsored By Title Date Description
Annex IV Webinar #13 Fisheries Interactions with Marine Renewable Energy Development Jun 19, 2017

This webinar will look at the socio-economic impacts of marine renewable energy (MRE) projects around commercial fisheries by exploring the attitudes of fishermen towards MRE projects under development and perceived socio-economic impacts and opportunities, as well as the co-occurrence and nature of potential interactions between these two industries.

Annex IV Webinar #12 Artificial Reefs and Benthic Changes in Relation to MRE Apr 25, 2017 This webinar will look at the environmental effects of marine renewable energy (MRE) devices related to benthic habitat and community changes, and the effects of artificial reefs, specifically focusing on marine fish and crustaceans.

Annex IV
Webinar #11

Recent Research of Interest to the MRE Industry Jan 18, 2017 This webinar will feature two recent sets of research findings that will further elucidate the importance of EMF from cables and fish interaction with devices to the industry.
Annex IV Webinar #10 Role of Biofouling in Marine Renewable Energy Development Jul 12, 2016 While not yet considered to be a key strategic consenting issue by regulatory bodies, biofouling is becoming an important consideration for device developers and operators with increasing deployment experience. Similarly, as more devices are deployed, regulators are increasingly pressed to understand the potential for spread of non-native species, as well as any artificial reef impacts.
Annex IV Webinar #9 2016 Annex IV State of the Science May 10, 2016 The recently published Annex IV State of the Science Report summarizes the state of the science of interactions and effects of marine renewable energy (MRE) devices on the marine environment, the animals that live there, and the habitats that support them.
LINC Webinar Large Scale Interactive Coupled Modelling of Environmental Impacts of Marine Renewable Energy Farms Apr 28, 2016 The webinar is a showcase of outcomes of an EPSRC grant funded project. In particular we will show the development and the availability of a range of numerical methods to assess various potential environmental impact of large arrays of tidal and wave energy devices.
Annex IV Webinar #8 Collision Risk - Understanding and Resolving the Problem in Scotland Mar 15, 2016 This webinar serves as a follow up to the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Collision risk to marine animals was discussed, including the regulatory landscape in Scotland and the latest insights from current UK research.
Annex IV Webinar #7 Adaptive Management in the Marine Renewable Energy Industry Jan 27, 2016 This webinar delves into the concept of Adaptive Management (AM), and how it can be used as an effective decision making process in the face of uncertainty for the marine renewable energy industry.
Annex IV Webinar #6 Marine Renewable Energy Test Centers and Environmental Effects Research Jul 21, 2015 This webinar discusses current environmental research efforts focused around marine renewable energy test centers and what is being planned for future test centers.
Annex IV Webinar #5 The Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Marine Animals May 07, 2015 This webinar provides an overview of 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.
Annex IV Webinar #4 Effects of Energy Removal on Physical Systems Feb 03, 2015 This webinar features three modeling approaches that examine potential changes to physical systems.  As wave and tidal devices are installed at commercial scales, measurements may be made to validate the models.
Annex IV Webinar #3 Tidal Energy Research in the Bay of Fundy Oct 27, 2014 This webinar highlights the work being done by four scientists who focus their research on elucidating the tidal energy resource and potential in the Bay of Fundy, and how tidal energy developments there may affect the surrounding marine environment.
Annex IV Webinar #2 Interactions of Marine Mammals and Birds Around Marine Energy Devices May 19, 2014 Presenters discusses several approaches aimed at understanding the interactions between marine mammals and diving seabirds around wave and tidal energy devices.
Annex IV Webinar #1 Instrumentation Workshop Jan 23, 2014 An instrumentation workshop was held in June of 2013 to discuss the current state of the science for environmental monitoring around MHK devices.
DOE MHK Webinar #5 The Annex IV Project Apr 03, 2012 This webinar conveys information on the Annex IV project which center on international data sharing efforts for potential environmental effects of marine renewable energy to understand effects, minimizing the potential for redundancy of efforts, and increasing the efficiency of the permitting and consenting process.
DOE MHK Webinar #4 Acoustic Impacts Dec 14, 2011 Anthropogenic noise production in the marine environment is a known stressor to many different aquatic species. This webinar focused on research efforts focused on determining the potential impacts of MHK-produced noise to aquatic animals.
DOE MHK Webinar #3 Monitoring Technologies and Strategies Sep 14, 2011 Topics of this webinar focus on developing methodologies for monitoring MHK devices post-deployment, including monitoring framework development and the use of passive and active acoustics to monitor aquatic animal behavior around MHK devices.
DOE MHK Webinar #2 Aquatic Animal Interaction with Marine and Hydrokinetic Devices Aug 29, 2011 Discussions focus on the probability and extent of damage occurring as a result of interaction between aquatic animals and MHK devices.
DOE MHK Webinar #1 Environmental Data Management, Cumulative Impacts and Risk Assessment Jul 27, 2011 Webinar presentations showcase methods for dissemination of valuable environmental data.
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