Friday, May 19, 2017 Noon – 1:30pm (Eastern)


Eagle Physiology and Behavior

Understanding the Golden Eagle sensory world to enhance detection and response to wind turbines

Presenters: Jeff Lucas and Esteban Fernandez-Juricic, Purdue University


Detection and Perception of Sound by Eagles and Surrogate Raptors

Presenter: Jeffrey Marr, University of Minnesota



Prototype Advancement through Laboratory and Small-Scale Field Testing

Radar Based Eagle Take Minimization System

Presenter: Eric Laufer, Laufer Wind Group


A System for Eagle Detection, Deterrent and Collision Detection for Wind Turbines

Presenter: Roberto Albertani, Oregon State University



Operational Demonstration and Validation

Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Detection and Deterrent System in Reducing Golden Eagle Fatalities at Operational Wind Facilities

Presenter: Taber Allison, American Wind Wildlife Institute


Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Camera-Based Detection System to Support Informed Curtailment and Minimize Eagle Fatalities at Wind Energy Facilities

Presenter: Isabel Gottlieb, American Wind Wildlife Institute



About: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently allocated more than $3 million across six institutions to support research into technologies to minimize eagle impacts from wind turbines, with the goal of facilitating the development of clean energy infrastructure that keeps wildlife safe. This webinar featured overviews of all selected research projects, including explorations into how to create more effective deterrents and testing and evaluation of existing and newly emerging detection and deterrent technologies. Learn more about the projects: 3 Ways Energy Department Research Will Help Eagles Coexist with Wind Energy Deployment

Photo Credit: NWTC Eagle Research By Dennis Schroeder/NREL, Flickr, licensed under CC BY 2.0