New Research on Wildlife Monitoring at Offshore Wind Energy Facilities Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy

Mass. Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Thursday, January 16, 2020

This webinar was hosted by the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC).

The NWCC hosted a webinar on 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:

  • Coastal Acoustic Buoy for Offshore Wind (CABOW)
  • Advanced Collision Detection and Site Monitoring For Avian and Bat Species for Offshore Wind Energy
    • Presenter: Matthew Johnston, Oregon State University
    • Presentation
  • A Multi-Sensor Approach for Measuring Bird and Bat Collisions with Offshore Wind Turbines
    • Presenter: Rhett Good, Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.
    • Presentation
  • ThermalTracker
    • Presenter: Shari Matzner, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    • Presentation

The National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC), formed in 1994 and retired in 2020, was initiated and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); AWWI facilitated the NWCC from 2012 until 2020. Learn more.