Environmental Considerations for Nearshore Ecosystems from Cable Landfall, Navigation, and Port Development for Offshore Wind Energy
The U.S. Offshore Wind Synthesis of Environmental Effects Research (SEER) project is hosting a free, public webinar series to share the latest research on the potential environmental effects of offshore wind energy development, including minimization and monitoring strategies. Each webinar will feature brief presentations from experts, a panel discussion, and an audience Q&A period.
Offshore wind energy relies on nearshore infrastructure to build, maintain and operate a wind farm. As the density of human activities on the coastline increases, effects to wildlife and habitat in coastal and estuary habitat need to be well understood. This webinar will highlight environmental considerations needed for the development of offshore wind energy and its potential effects on nearshore ecosystems, including effects from cable landfall, navigation, and port development.
– Kathy Matthews, North Carolina Renewable Energy Coordinator & Fish and Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
– Negar Vahidi, Planning & Public Policy Director, Aspen Environmental Group
– Shane Phillips, Senior Civil/Coastal Engineer, Moffatt & Nichol
The webinar recording will be made available on Tethys (https://tethys.pnnl.gov/) and emailed to all registrants shortly after the webinar. Learn more about SEER at https://tethys.pnnl.gov/seer.