Environmental Webinars

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 OES-Environmental 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.

Sponsored By Title Date Description
WREN Webinar #16 Multiple Uses for Offshore Space: Incorporating Wind Energy Development April 5, 2019

This webinar will discuss perspectives from both Europe, where wind energy development has existed since 1991, and North America, where development is relatively new, but with hopes of rapid expansion.

WREN Webinar #15 First Look at a New Generalized Fatality Estimator, GenEst August 23, 2018

This webinar will provide a first look at GenEst and how it can be used to estimate fatalities at wind facilities.

Tethys Webinar Tethys Wind Webinar June 25, 2018

This webinar will showcase the content and resources available on Tethys, from a wind energy perspective.

WREN Webinar #14 Reconstruction after Decommissioning - A Cross Industry Perspective May 4, 2018

The speakers will discuss reconstruction after decommissioning from both the offshore wind, land-based wind and adjacent industry perspectives.

WREN Webinar #13 Smart Curtailment - A Global Perspective January 17, 2018

The speakers will discuss smart curtailment from both the European and North American perspective.

WREN Webinar #12 Upscaling Wind and Wildlife Individual Interactions to Population-Level Impacts September 20, 2017

This webinar covers a manuscript produced by the WREN collaborative on individual to population impacts and WEST’s development of a quantitative assessment of the direct effects of wind energy on small passerines and diurnal raptors in North America.

WREN Webinar #11 Research Programs to Understand the Environmental Impacts of Offshore Wind, Part 2 June 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 March 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 November 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 July 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. 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 June 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 March 1, 2016

This webinar details techniques for monitoring bat activities offshore, in order to determine the impact that offshore wind may have on bat populations.

WREN Webinar #5 Wildlife Monitoring and Wind Energy December 2, 2015

This webinar details monitoring tools and large-scale monitoring efforts related to offshore wind energy.

BRI Webinar Mid-Atlantic Baseline Study Webinar November 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 August 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 April 2, 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 Webinar December 9, 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 Webinar September 3, 2014

This webinar addressed the issue of reducing bat fatalities from land-based wind in the US and central Europe.

DOE OSW Monitoring Webinar Wildlife Monitoring and Basline Studies for Offshore Wind Development April 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.