The U.S. Offshore Wind Synthesis of Environmental Effects Research (SEER) project is hosting a free, public webinar series to share the latest research on the potential environmental effects of offshore wind energy development, including minimization and monitoring strategies. Each webinar will feature brief presentations from experts, a panel discussion, and an audience Q&A period.
For the second webinar in the 2023 series, the goal is to highlight recent advances in autonomous environmental monitoring technologies that support offshore wind energy development, with a particular focus on underwater platforms and sensors (e.g., gliders, passive acoustic buoys). Experts in this field of research will provide an overview of existing technologies and methodologies, and discuss their applicability to offshore wind energy development in U.S. waters and remaining challenges (e.g., data processing). The webinar will focus on the environmental data aimed to support responsible offshore wind energy development across U.S. regions and how autonomous technologies can help overcome environmental monitoring challenges in remote locations offshore.
- Brian Zelenke, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) (Presentation Slides)
- Sofie Van Parijs, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries (Presentation Slides)
- John Ryan, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) (Presentation Slides)
- SEER: Regional Surveys to Improve Understanding of Ecosystems and Relevance to Offshore Wind Energy Development, Online, 31 May 2023
- SEER Webinar #4: SEER Webinar #4: Electromagnetic Fields & Vessel Collision: Effects on Marine Life from Offshore Wind Energy, Online, 24 February 2022
- SEER Webinar #3: SEER Webinar #3: Bat and Bird Interactions with Offshore Wind Energy, Online, 8 February 2022
- SEER Webinar #2: SEER Webinar #2: Effects of Offshore Wind Farm Structures on Fish Ecology & Benthic Disturbance, Online, 15 December 2021