Webinars for Marine and Wind Energy and the Environment

Tethys hosts regular webinars pertaining to topics of environmental concern, as a means to effectively disseminate new information and research efforts to a large international audience of stakeholders. Anyone is welcome to attend these live webinars and participate in a live question and answer session with the presenters. Information for attending these live webinars is distributed to a public mailing list (separate lists for wind and water). Ongoing webinars on Tethys are sponsored by OES-EnvironmentalWREN, SEER, and other projects.

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Below is a list of past webinars, containing video/audio files of the presentations and Q&A sessions when available.

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SEER Webinar #1 SEER Webinar #1: Underwater Noise & Entanglement Considerations for Offshore Wind Farms November 30, 2021

The U.S. Offshore Wind Synthesis of Environmental Effects Research (SEER) team hosted a series of free, public webinars that presented findings from the briefs and featured panel discussions with subject matter experts, followed by question-and-answer periods. The first webinar covered topics related to: Underwater Noise Effects on Marine Life Associated with Offshore Wind Farms and Risk to Marine Life from Marine Debris and Floating Offshore Wind Cable Systems.

NYSERDA NYSERDA Webinar: Regional Collaboration on Wildlife & Fisheries Research September 15, 2021

Please join NYSERDA on Wednesday, September 15 at 1:00 p.m. ET for an offshore wind webinar as part of NYSERDA’s Learning from the Experts series. Emily Shumchenia with the Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC), and Lyndie Hice-Dunton with the Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA) will discuss regional wildlife and fisheries research and upcoming regional wildlife science activities. Emily Shumchenia is an ocean data scientist and the Director of the Regional Wildlife Science Entity (RWSE).

OES-Environmental Webinar #20 OES-Environmental Public Webinar: Guidance Documents for Risk Retirement August 31, 2021

This public webinar provided an overview of the risk retirement process, including data transferability, and an update that will focus on introducing the new guidance documents for risk retirement. The guidance documents aim to bridge between scientific evidence and application for consenting/permitting processes.

PRIMRE Contributing Data and Information to PRIMRE July 28, 2021

PRIMRE (Portal and Repository for Information on Marine Renewable Energy) is WPTO’s centralized system for storing, curating, and disseminating data and information for all aspects of marine energy. All data and information generated from WPTO national lab, university, and industry projects will find a home somewhere in PRIMRE.

NYSERDA NYSERDA Webinar: Offshore Wind Stakeholder Engagement July 28, 2021

Please join NYSERDA on Wednesday, July 28 at 1:00 p.m. ET for an offshore wind webinar as part of NYSERDA’s Learning from the Experts series. Kris Ohleth with the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind will provide an overview of the roles of federal, state, and private entities in offshore wind stakeholder engagement and compare successful engagement approaches. Kris has worked in the offshore wind industry for over 15 years and has held senior positions with offshore wind developers, non-governmental organizations, and state agencies.

NYSERDA NYSERDA Webinar: The Science of Visibility June 23, 2021

In this webinar, Gordon Perkins and Kiva VanDerGeest with Environmental Design & Research will discuss the environmental factors that affect visibility of wind farms from shore and methods for modeling visual impacts. Gordon is one of the leading expert consultants in visualization and visual impact assessment in the Northeast and has 20 years of professional experience. Kiva has over six years of professional experience in planning, design, geographic information systems, and visual impact assessments.

NYSERDA NYSERDA Webinar: Digital Aerial Surveys to Inform Offshore Wind Development June 9, 2021

In this webinar, Julia Robinson Willmott with Normandeau Associates will describe the technology behind digital aerial surveys and how they can inform offshore wind development. Julia works to design, test, and deploy innovative technology systems for remote monitoring of wildlife, and she has over 30 years of experience in 23 different countries assessing both offshore and onshore ecological impacts of anthropogenic and natural stressors on birds and other taxa.

NYSERDA NYSERDA Webinar: Article VII Permitting Process for Offshore Wind April 28, 2021

Please join NYSERDA on Wednesday, April 28 at 1:00 p.m. ET for an offshore wind webinar as part of NYSERDA’s Learning from the Experts series. Bill Flynn from the Harris Beach law firm will discuss how Article VII of the New York State Public Service Law sets forth a review process for offshore wind projects seeking to deliver power to New York’s electricity grid. Bill, a former president of NYSERDA, is a partner at Harris Beach and is known for his experience in regulatory policies and legislation related to electricity, gas, water, cable television, and telecommunications services.

NYSERDA NYSERDA Webinar: Offshore Wind Technology 101 April 7, 2021

Please join NYSERDA on Wednesday, April 7 at 1:00 p.m. ET for an offshore wind webinar as part of NYSERDA’s Learning from the Experts series. Walt Musial with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will provide an introduction to offshore wind technologies. Walt is a Principal Engineer and leads the offshore wind research platform at NREL, which focuses on a wide range of industry needs and critical technology challenges.

NYSERDA NYSERDA Webinar: Siting and Leasing Offshore Wind Energy Areas March 24, 2021

Please join NYSERDA's Offshore Wind team on Wednesday, March 24 at 1:00 p.m. ET for the first webinar in this series and hear from Luke Feinberg of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) as he discusses the federal process of siting and leasing offshore wind energy areas. Luke is an Energy Program Specialist in BOEM’s Office of Renewable Energy Programs and is currently working to coordinate all renewable activities offshore New York.

WREN Webinar #18 Raptor Behaviour and Physiology as it Relates to Wind Energy Development March 23, 2021

Raptor interactions with wind turbines are a concern for the wind energy and wildlife community. Raptors have relatively low reproductive rates and are often protected by local, national, and international laws. The webinar will share information regarding on-going research on raptor behaviour and physiology as it relates to interactions with wind turbines. The webinar is part of WREN’s priority activity to reduce uncertainty regarding risk for raptors at wind farms.

WREN/Tethys WREN/Tethys Webinar February 9, 2021

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) held a webinar on 9 February 2021 to discuss international efforts to address environmental issues associated with commercial development of land-based and offshore wind energy projects.

PRIMRE Design Load Case Generator, Web-based tool to determine IEC 62600-2 standard design load requirements January 14, 2021

Join us Jan. 14, 2021, at 11 am EST, when Sandia National Laboratories will present the development of a web-based tool to streamline marine energy system technology design and certification following the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 62600-2 technical specification requirements.

Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar #9 Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Future Priorities for Wildlife & Wind Energy - Multi-stakeholder perspectives on challenges and opportunities December 8, 2020

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Defenders of Wildlife hosted a free, nine-part webinar series, Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Considerations for Monitoring and Managing Impacts, between August and November 2020. All webinars were recorded and are available on Tethys.

Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar #8 Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Economics of Wind Energy: Understanding wildlife minimization in the context of development and financing November 10, 2020

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Defenders of Wildlife hosted a free, nine-part webinar series, Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Considerations for Monitoring and Managing Impacts, between August and November 2020. All webinars were recorded and are available on Tethys.

PRIMRE New PRIMRE Developments: Part 2 - New Features of Existing Knowledge Hubs October 28, 2020

Launched in 2019, the Portal and Repository for Information on Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMRE) was developed to serve as a centralized access point that enhances the accessibility and discoverability of information relevant to marine renewable energy (MRE) development and operations in the U.S. Part two of this two-part webinar series will highlight new features of existing PRIMRE Knowledge Hubs: Signature Projects, the Tethys Engineering Photo Library, and the PRIMRE aggregate search.

Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar #7 Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Impact Reduction Strategies for Eagles and Bats October 22, 2020

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Defenders of Wildlife hosted a free, nine-part webinar series, Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Considerations for Monitoring and Managing Impacts, between August and November 2020. All webinars were recorded and are available on Tethys.

Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar #6 Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Communicating Results: How to identify and produce robust monitoring reports October 15, 2020

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Defenders of Wildlife hosted a free, nine-part webinar series, Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Considerations for Monitoring and Managing Impacts, between August and November 2020. All webinars were recorded and are available on Tethys.

PRIMRE New PRIMRE Developments: Part 1 - New Sites and Tools October 7, 2020

Launched in 2019, the Portal and Repository for Information on Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMRE) was developed to serve as a centralized access point that enhances the accessibility and discoverability of information relevant to marine renewable energy (MRE) development and operations in the U.S. Part one of this two-part webinar series will highlight new sites and tools that have been developed within PRIMRE: the MRE Technology Database, MRE Software, and Telesto.

Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar #5 Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Eagles: Permitting process and best practices for monitoring and mitigation September 29, 2020

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Defenders of Wildlife hosted a free, nine-part webinar series, Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Considerations for Monitoring and Managing Impacts, between August and November 2020. All webinars were recorded and are available on Tethys.

Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar #4 Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Bats - Methodologies and technologies used to study impacts of wind turbines on bats September 24, 2020

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Defenders of Wildlife hosted a free, nine-part webinar series, Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Considerations for Monitoring and Managing Impacts, between August and November 2020. All webinars were recorded and are available on Tethys.

OES-Environmental Webinar #19 OES-Environmental Webinar: Risk Retirement September 24, 2020

This webinar provides an overview of the risk retirement process, its development, and several related tools, including the data transferability process and monitoring datasets discoverability matrix. OES-Environmental's outreach and engagement efforts in the development of the risk retirement and data transferability processes will also be highlighted, as well as the feedback received from the greater MRE community on risk retirement for underwater noise, electromagnetic effects, and habitat change. 

Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar #3 Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Grouse - Considerations for developing wind energy in grouse habitat September 16, 2020

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Defenders of Wildlife hosted a free, nine-part webinar series, Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Considerations for Monitoring and Managing Impacts, between August and November 2020. All webinars were recorded and are available on Tethys.

Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar #2 Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Federal and State Perspectives on Environmental Review of Wind Energy and Wildlife September 1, 2020

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Defenders of Wildlife hosted a free, nine-part webinar series, Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Considerations for Monitoring and Managing Impacts, between August and November 2020. All webinars were recorded and are available on Tethys.

Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar #1 Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: History of wind energy and wildlife interactions and overview of the webinar series August 28, 2020

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Defenders of Wildlife hosted a free, nine-part webinar series, Wildlife & Wind Energy Webinar Series: Considerations for Monitoring and Managing Impacts, between August and November 2020. All webinars were recorded and are available on Tethys.

NWCC Webinar #20 Preliminary Results of Research on Wind Operational Impact Minimization Technologies: DOE-Funded Technology Development and Innovation Projects August 20, 2020

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) researchers present preliminary results of two projects examining early-stage technologies aimed at minimizing the potential impacts of wind turbines on wildlife.

NWCC Webinar #19 Updated Wind Energy Development Scenarios in the U.S.: Tools to Understand Potential Wind-Wildlife Interaction August 18, 2020

NREL researchers present how intricate considerations are integrated into modeling and analysis to estimate the possible future of wind energy in the United States, and the relationship this has with wildlife.

OES-Environmental Workshop OES-Environmental Workshop: Monitoring Datasets Discoverability Matrix July 21, 2020

The monitoring datasets discoverability matrix (matrix) is an interactive tool that classifies monitoring datasets from already consented (or permitted) projects for six key environmental stressors.

WREN Webinar #17 Experiences from conducting environmental research at land-based and offshore wind energy facilities July 7, 2020

The American Wind Wildlife Institute hosted the 17th WREN (Working Together to Resolve Environmental Effects of Wind Energy) webinar entitled, Experiences from conducting environmental research at land-based and offshore wind energy facilities. 

OES-Environmental 2020 State of the Science Chapters Webinars #2 OES-Environmental State of the Science 2020: Collision Risk and Environmental Monitoring June 22, 2020

This public webinar shares the information from several chapters in the 2020 State of the Science Report.

OES-Environmental 2020 State of the Science Chapters Webinars #1 OES-Environmental State of the Science 2020: Underwater Noise, EMF, Habitat, Oceanographic Systems, and Mooring Entanglements June 17, 2020

This public webinar shares the information from several chapters in the OES-Environmental 2020 State of the Science Report.

OES-Environmental 2020 State of the Science Public Release OES-Environmental State of the Science 2020: Public Release June 11, 2020

This webinar provides an overview of the information presented in the OES-Environmental 2020 State of the Science Report.

OES-Environmental & ORJIP International Forum #3 OES-Environmental & ORJIP International Forum #3: Updates on Monitoring and Research Around Wave Energy Devices April 23, 2020

OES-Environmental and ORJIP Ocean Energy invite you to join the first International Forum on MRE Environmental R&D that will present and review the latest in research and monitoring around marine renewable energy (MRE) sites. This forum consists of three different webinars, each running from 8am – 10am PT (3pm – 5pm UTC) on April 21, 22, and 23, 2020. The purpose of the forum is to share the most recent environmental research and monitoring results with a broad audience.

OES-Environmental & ORJIP International Forum #2 OES-Environmental & ORJIP International Forum #2: Design and Application of Integrated Monitoring Platforms for Monitoring Around MRE Devices April 22, 2020

OES-Environmental and ORJIP Ocean Energy invite you to join the first International Forum on MRE Environmental R&D that will present and review the latest in research and monitoring around marine renewable energy (MRE) sites. This forum consists of three different webinars, each running from 8am – 10am PT (3pm – 5pm UTC) on April 21, 22, and 23, 2020. The purpose of the forum is to share the most recent environmental research and monitoring results with a broad audience.

OES-Environmental & ORJIP International Forum #1 OES-Environmental & ORJIP International Forum #1: Updates on Monitoring and Research Around Turbines April 21, 2020

OES-Environmental and ORJIP Ocean Energy invite you to join the first International Forum on MRE Environmental R&D that will present and review the latest in research and monitoring around marine renewable energy (MRE) sites. This forum consists of three different webinars, each running from 8am – 10am PT (3pm – 5pm UTC) on April 21, 22, and 23, 2020. The purpose of the forum is to share the most recent environmental research and monitoring results with a broad audience.

POET Webinar #1 POET Webinar: Potential Effects of Offshore Renewable Energy - Knowledge and Resources (Part 1: Marine Renewables and Offshore Wind) April 15, 2020

The Pacific Ocean Energy Trust (POET) is pleased to launch a series of Marine Energy related webinars and has teamed up with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to host a webinar on April 15th from 10 to 11:30am PT featuring speakers from PNNL's Coastal Division.

NWCC Webinar #18 New Research on Smart Curtailment for Bats at Wind Energy Facilities Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy March 26, 2020

Presentations on smart curtailment strategies aimed at minimizing energy loss from curtailment while reducing impacts to bats at wind energy facilities.

NWCC Webinar #17 New Research on Deterrents and Monitoring for Bats at Wind Energy Facilities Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy March 17, 2020

Presentations on advancements of the commercial readiness of bat deterrent technologies used to minimize impacts to bats and reduce the need for curtailment at wind energy facilities, and on advancements in monitoring technologies.

NWCC Webinar #16 New Research on Wildlife Monitoring at Offshore Wind Energy Facilities Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy January 16, 2020

New and upcoming research supported by the U.S. Department of Energy on systems and technologies for monitoring wildlife, including birds, bats, and North Atlantic right whales, at offshore wind energy facilities.

NWCC Webinar #15 Updates on Research Presented at the 12th NWCC Wind Wildlife Research Meeting December 4, 2019

This webinar has presentations on progress and updates from research presented at the 12th NWCC Wind Wildlife Research Meeting.

OES-Environmental Webinar #18 ETIP Ocean & OES-Environmental Webinar: Marine Spatial Planning and Ocean Energy Development November 19, 2019

In this webinar practices will be discussed for MSP in terms of its support to ocean energy development. Member States are in different phases of MSP development, with some plans already implemented and others in preparation. In this webinar, you will hear experts discussing MSP approaches and opportunities to the ocean energy sector, how some national maritime spatial plans are being implemented and what they can offer to a more effective ocean energy deployment.

NWCC Webinar #14 Wind 101: An Introduction to Wind Energy Siting and Development November 7, 2019

This webinar provides an introduction to wind energy for those working in a wind-wildlife or related field.

Tethys Webinar Introducing the New Tethys Engineering Knowledge Base August 7, 2019

A new website, called Tethys Engineering, is being launched that will cover the technical and engineering aspects of the MRE industry. This webinar will walk through the new website, highlighting new content and features.

NWCC Webinar #13 Bats and Wind Energy Cooperative: Research Priorities to Address Bats and Wind Energy Issues April 12, 2019

This webinar will provide a summary of the issues related to bats and wind energy, a brief history of the Bats and Wind Energy Cooperative, and its current strategy to address bats and wind energy issues.

WREN Webinar #16 Multiple Uses for Offshore Space: Incorporating Wind Energy Development April 5, 2019

This webinar will discuss perspectives from both Europe, where wind energy development has existed since 1991, and North America, where development is relatively new, but with hopes of rapid expansion.

NWCC Webinar #12 Tools for Collecting, Archiving, and Visualizing Bat Monitoring Data March 22, 2019

NWCC held a webinar on two tools intended to help monitor, track, and document bat movements and populations across the continent.

OES-Environmental Webinar #17 BioFREE (Biofouling in Renewable Energy Environments) Webinar March 1, 2019

The BioFREE (Biofouling in Renewable Energy Environments) project has commenced data collection from biofouling monitoring systems deployed across international marine renewable energy (MRE) test centres.  This webinar will  discuss current environmental research efforts in relation to tackling biofouling.

OES Annex IV Webinar #16 Optimizing Permitting/Consenting for Marine Renewable Energy through Data Transferability September 25, 2018

This webinar will detail Annex IV’s framework, best management practices, and implementation plan for data transferability and collection consistency. The webinar will also present on how the MRE community has been engaged throughout this process and aims to gather additional feedback from the larger MRE community.

WREN Webinar #15, NWCC Webinar #11 First Look at a New Generalized Fatality Estimator, GenEst August 23, 2018

This webinar will provide a first look at GenEst and how it can be used to estimate fatalities at wind facilities.

Tethys Webinar Using Underwater Video to Monitor Fish Around Ocean and River Energy Devices July 2, 2018

This webinar will discuss guidelines for using underwater video effectively and present a new software tool, EyeSea, developed specifically for underwater video analysis.