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.
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:
- WREN Webinar #14: Reconstruction after Decommissioning - A Cross Industry Perspective, Online, 4 May 2018
- WREN Webinar #12 : Upscaling Wind and Wildlife Individual Interactions to Population-Level Impacts, Online, 20 September 2017
- WREN Webinar #11: Research Programs to Understand the Environmental Impacts of Offshore Wind, Part 2, Online, 20 June 2017
- WREN Webinar #10: BOEM Efforts to Collect and Analyze Offshore Wind Data in a Holistic Manner, as Demonstrated through the RODEO Study, Online, 28 March 2017
- WREN Webinar #3: Understanding Avian Collision Rate Modeling and Discussing what this Means in a Population Context at Land-Based and Offshore Windfarms, Online, 2 April 2015
- WREN Webinar #2: Attraction and Interaction of Marine Mammals and Seabirds to Offshore Wind Farms Webinar, Online, 9 December 2014