First Look at a New Generalized Fatality Estimator, GenEst


Title: First Look at a New Generalized Fatality Estimator, GenEst
Date: August 23, 2018
16:00-17:30 UTC+00:00
Technology Type:

Webinar #15 in WREN Environmental Webinar Series

August 23, 2018, 16:00 - 17:30 UTC (9:00 am PDT/12:00 pm EDT/5:00 pm BST)


Fatality estimates are a fundamental tool for evaluating the impacts of wind turbines on wildlife and identifying solutions to minimize those impacts. In the past, numerous statistical approaches have been developed to calculate project-wide fatality estimates from raw data from turbine surveys to provide project-wide fatality estimates. The Generalized Estimator (GenEst) is developed by statisticians who created several of the current approaches, and incorporates concepts from these prior efforts to apply the most relevant and unbiased statistical adjustments based on the user’s data and how they were collected. The goal of GenEst is to improve the accuracy of fatality estimates at wind facilities with a free, user-friendly software tool.


Introduction to GenEst: Generalized Estimator of Mortality


This NWCC/WREN webinar provides a first look at GenEst and how it can be used to estimate fatalities at wind facilities. After the webinar, participants have the opportunity to request access to GenEst, test it with their own data, and provide feedback before the tool is finalized and submitted for publication.


A recording of the webinar is available here.


Past Events in the Series

  • Smart Curtailment - A Global Perspective, Online, January 17, 2018 16:00-17:30 UTC+0000
  • Adaptive Management in the Wind Energy Industry, Online, November 16, 2016 16:00-17:30 UTC+0000
  • Assessing Marine and Avian Wildlife Off the New York Coast, Online, July 21, 2016 15:00-16:30 UTC+0000
  • Wind Energy Development Impacts on Marine Environment, Online, June 28, 2016 15:00-16:30 UTC+0000
  • Monitoring Bat Activity Offshore, Online, March 1, 2016 16:00-17:30 UTC+0000
  • Wildlife Monitoring and Wind Energy, Online, December 2, 2015 16:00-17:30 UTC+0000
  • Avian Sensitivity Mapping and Wind Energy, Online, August 27, 2015 15:00-16:30 UTC+0000
  • Bats and Wind Energy Webinar, Online, September 3, 2014 15:30-16:30 UTC+0000
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