Meeting Themes and Preliminary Schedule-at-a-Glance

Subject to change, check back soon for updates. Full agenda coming soon!

 

Meeting Themes

This list outlines major themes for oral and poster presentations at the NWCC Wind Wildlife Research Meeting, November 27 – 30, in St. Paul, MN.

Improving Bird and Bat Fatality Estimations
  • Developing accurate and unbiased methods to estimate fatalities at operating wind energy facilities
  • Considering consequences of impacts to local and regional populations
Mitigation Strategies to Reduce Impacts to Birds and Bats at Wind Facilities
  • Improving siting practices that minimize risk
  • Assessing and refining curtailment strategies to minimize fatalities
  • Expanding options for offsetting eagle take at wind energy facilities
Advances in Technology to Study and Reduce Wind Turbine Impacts on Wildlife
  • Innovative technology for assessing impacts (e.g., machine vision, thermal imagery, sensors, tracking telemetry, radar, drones)
  • Evaluating and implementing innovative detection and deterrence technologies
Emerging Topics
  • Predicting risk and estimating impacts to wildlife from offshore wind development
  • Using genetics to evaluate direct impacts to birds and bats
Expanding International Connections
  • Improving international collaboration
  • Comparing approaches and effects across borders

 

Preliminary Schedule at-a-Glance

Subject to change, check back soon for updates

Pre-Meeting Workshops (separate registration required)
Tuesday, November 27
1:00pm – 6:00pm Generalized Estimator (GenEst) Training
1:00pm – 5:00pm Offshore Wind Energy and Wildlife: Applying Lessons Learned for Anticipated U.S. Development
Main Meeting Sessions
Wednesday, November 28
7:30am – 8:30am Continental Breakfast
7:30am – 7:30pm Exhibits and Posters Open
8:30am – 12:00pm Plenary Session
12:00pm – 1:00pm Keynote Presentation & Lunch
1:00pm – 3:00pm Plenary Session
3:00pm – 4:00pm Poster Session
4:00pm – 6:00pm Plenary Session
7:00pm – 9:30pm AWWI 10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner (separate registration required)
Thursday, November 29
7:30am – 8:30am Continental Breakfast
7:30am – 7:30pm Exhibits and Posters Open
8:30am – 12:00pm Plenary Session
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 3:00pm Plenary Session
3:00pm – 4:00pm Poster Session
4:00pm – 5:30pm Plenary Session
5:30pm – 7:30pm Poster Reception
Friday, November 30
7:30am – 8:30am Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 12:00pm Plenary Session
12:00pm Meeting Adjourns