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
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 12, 2020

This webinar provides an overview of the information presented 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.

OES-Environmental & ORJIP International Forum #2 OES-Environmental & ORJIP International Forum #2: Design and Application of Integrated Monitoring Platforms for Monitoring Around MRE Devices April 22, 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.

OES-Environmental & ORJIP International Forum #1 OES-Environmental & ORJIP International Forum #1: Updates on Monitoring and Research Around Turbines April 21, 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.

OES-Environmental Webinar #18 ETIP Ocean & OES-Environmental Webinar: Marine Spatial Planning and Ocean Energy Development November 19, 2019

In this webinar practices will be discussed for MSP in terms of its support to ocean energy development. Member States are in different phases of MSP development, with some plans already implemented and others in preparation. In this webinar, you will hear experts discussing MSP approaches and opportunities to the ocean energy sector, how some national maritime spatial plans are being implemented and what they can offer to a more effective ocean energy deployment.

OES-Environmental Webinar #17 BioFREE (Biofouling in Renewable Energy Environments) March 1, 2019

The BioFREE (Biofouling in Renewable Energy Environments) project has commenced data collection from biofouling monitoring systems deployed across international marine renewable energy (MRE) test centres.  This webinar will  discuss current environmental research efforts in relation to tackling biofouling.

OES Annex IV Webinar #16 Optimizing Permitting/Consenting for Marine Renewable Energy through Data Transferability September 25, 2018

This webinar will detail Annex IV’s framework, best management practices, and implementation plan for data transferability and collection consistency. The webinar will also present on how the MRE community has been engaged throughout this process and aims to gather additional feedback from the larger MRE community.

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.

OES Annex IV Webinar #15 Tools and Resources for Environmental Assessments December 12, 2017

This webinar will discuss three tools that can be employed for environmental assessments: RADMAPP, a spatial data management, display and analysis tool; the Impact Assessment Tool (IMPACT) developed in the United Kingdom; and Tethys Management Measures developed in the United States and the United Kingdom as part of the Annex IV initiative.

OES Annex IV Webinar #14 Information Collection and Consenting Processes for Wave and Tidal Deployments - Lessons from the Field September 21, 2017

This webinar addresses consenting wave projects in Sweden with the necessary collection of environmental and socio-economic data and on consenting tidal projects in Canada with the necessary collection of economic data.

OES Annex IV Webinar #13 Fisheries Interactions with Marine Renewable Energy Development June 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.

OES Annex IV Webinar #12 Artificial Reefs and Benthic Changes in Relation to MRE April 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.

OES Annex IV Webinar #11 Recent Research of Interest to the MRE Industry January 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.

OES Annex IV Webinar #10 Role of Biofouling in Marine Renewable Energy Development Webinar July 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 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.

OES Annex IV Webinar #9 2016 Annex IV State of the Science Webinar 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.

OES Annex IV Webinar #8 Collision Risk Webinar - Understanding and Resolving the Problem in Scotland March 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.

OES Annex IV Webinar #7 Adaptive Management in the Marine Renewable Energy Industry Webinar January 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 #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.

OES Annex IV Webinar #6 Marine Renewable Energy Test Centers and Environmental Effects Research Webinar July 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.

OES Annex IV Webinar #5 The Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Marine Animals Webinar May 7, 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.

OES Annex IV Webinar #4 Effects of Energy Removal on Physical Systems Webinar February 3, 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.

OES Annex IV Webinar #3 Tidal Energy Research in the Bay of Fundy Webinar October 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.

OES Annex IV Webinar #2 Interactions of Marine Mammals and Birds Around Marine Energy Devices Webinar May 19, 2014

Presenters discuss several approaches aimed at understanding the interactions between marine mammals and diving seabirds around wave and tidal energy devices.

OES Annex IV Webinar #1 Instrumentation Workshop Webinar January 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 April 3, 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.