Monitoring Bat Activity Offshore


Title: Monitoring Bat Activity Offshore
Date: March 1, 2016
16:00-17:30 UTC+00:00
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Webinar #6 in WREN Environmental Webinar Series

March 1, 2016



Please join our webinar scheduled for Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 4 to 5:30 pm UTC (8:00 am PT/11:00 am ET) developed as part of International Energy Agency’s Wind Task 34 (also known as WREN – Working Together to Resolve Environmental Effects of Wind Energy).  This webinar series supports WREN’s goal to facilitate international collaboration that advances global understanding of environmental effects of offshore and land-based wind energy development. (WREN Introductory Slides)


Bats at Sea: Results of Long-Term Acoustic Monitoring at Islands, Coastal Sites, and Offshore Structures

Trevor Peterson is a senior wildlife biologist at Stantec Consulting Services Inc., where he has worked since 2003, and is responsible for developing ecological survey protocols and conducting a variety of wildlife research, primarily related to assessments of bird and bat impacts at wind projects. He has played a leadership role in developing methods for ecological risk assessments for proposed wind projects as well as post-construction mortality surveys at operational wind farms. Mr. Peterson serves as a technical lead within Stantec for acoustic bat survey and data analysis methods. Trevor is also enrolled in the Ecology and Environmental Sciences program at the University of Maine, where he is pursuing a PhD based on use of acoustics to document offshore bat activity patterns and manage potential turbine-related impacts to bats associated with wind energy.


Bat Migration across the Southern North Sea and Possible Implications for Offshore Wind Farms

Sander Lagerveld is a researcher at IMARES with a background in ecology and mechanical engineering. His prime focus is the migration ecology of bats, as well as innovative monitoring techniques.  Maarten Platteeuw is a senior advisor with a background in animal ecology for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment on aquatic and marine ecology and nature legislation, with special focus on birds and mammals. He is involved in Natura 2000 management plans and other aspects of applying European and national nature conservation legislation in the management of large water systems. Together Sander and Marrten will present on migratory bat activity at several points offshore on the Dutch continental shelf.


A video recording of the webinar has been posted below:

Past Events in the Series

  • Bats and Wind Energy Webinar, Online, September 3, 2014 15:30-16:30 UTC+0000
  • Avian Sensitivity Mapping and Wind Energy, Online, August 27, 2015 15:00-16:30 UTC+0000
  • Wildlife Monitoring and Wind Energy, Online, December 2, 2015 16:00-17:30 UTC+0000
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