Webinar #5 in WREN Environmental Webinar Series
December 2, 2015
Please join our webinar scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, 2015 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).
Kate Williams is the Wildlife & Renewable Energy Director at the Biodiversity Research Institute, a nonprofit scientific research organization based in Maine. Kate's research has focused on 1) survey methodologies and biases in studies of animal populations, and 2) understanding wildlife movements, distributions, and habitat use in relation to environmental variables and anthropogenic stressors. Kate has degrees from Tufts University and the University of Florida, and has a wide range of field and analytical experience. Since 2008 she has managed a series of large-scale, highly collaborative projects focused on environmental contaminants and wind-wildlife issues.
Henrik Skov has more than 30 years of experience in the application of field and analytical methods for assessing the effects of human activities at sea on marine birds. He has also managed several strategic studies and more than 60 marine impact assessments. The method development and innovation within impact assessment has included multi-sensor detection systems, dynamic habitat modelling, remote sensing, sensitivity mapping and GIS-based decision support systems. His experience record includes marine wind farms, small- and large-scale marine protected areas, bridges and tunnels, oil & gas activities, sustainable commercial and artisanal fisheries and dredging activities.
A video recording of the webinar has been posted below:
- 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