CWW 2022 • Full Programme


Monday, April 4th

All day
Throughout day registration and installing stands
Opening reception

Tuesday, April 5th

Coffee / Tea
Special session• Bridging the wind-wildlife divide: Multi-criteria analysis (MCA) for regional wind power planning and wildlife conservation (Gesa Geißler, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Species responses (offshore)Species responses (offshore)• Estimation of collision mortality of the lesser black-backed gull with an individual based model (Floor Soudijn)• Tracking Sandwich Terns in the North Sea reveals distributional overlap with and macro-avoidance of offshore wind farms (Rob van Bemmelen)• An improved risk assessment of displacement impacts of offshore wind farms on commoguillemots Uria aalge and razorbills Alca torda during the non-breeding season (Lila Buckingham)• Validating collision risk modelling for Whooper Swan at offshore wind farms: overcoming practical difficulties (Robin Ward)Uncertainty in risk assessments (onshore)• A global review of raptor carcass persistence trials and the practical implications for fatality estimation at wind farms (David Wilson)• Improving the detection of Common noctule (Nyctalus noctula) in onshore wind parks at nacelle height - comparing radar with ultrasound recordings (Polina Krapivnitckaia)• Studying the flight behaviour of black-tailed godwits – visual observations versus the use of a 3D bird radar (Rogier Verbeek)• Measuring bat occupancy and abundance using UAV-based line transect survey (David Young)Workshop• Regional scale policy development for offshore wind (RWS/RHDHV)
Planning issues• Consideration of ornithological impacts associated with wet-storage strategies for floating wind consents in Scottish waters (Graeme Cook)• Science, policy and industry working together in Scotland to develop impact assessment guidance for offshore wind farms and marine birds (Alexandra Robbins)• Can a strategic approach improve practices? A case study in NE of Brazil (Miguel Mascarenhas)• Regional divergences of the EIA process in Brazil. Case study when licensing wind farms (Emilio Roos)Species responses (onshore)• Migration timing is more important than flying heights: soaring birds and wind farm migration near the gulf of Suez (GoS) - Egypt (Alvaro Camina)• Bird contrast sensitivity and wind turbines collisions (Constance Blary)• Do vultures display avoidance behaviours in front of wind turbines? (Yohan Sassi)• Birds change flight altitude when approaching wind turbines (Thorsten Balsby)Uncertainty in risk assessments (offshore)• Integrating Motus tracking into aerofauna monitoring at offshore wind projects (Adam Adams)• Simultaneous measurements of nocturnal bird migration in two offshore wind farms in the Netherlands (Jacco Leemans)• Assessing individual movement, habitat use, and behavior of non-breeding marine birds in relation to planned offshore wind development in the eastern U.S. (Julila Gulka)• From assumption to fact: How three-dimensional tracking of seabird distributions and behaviour can inform future risk assessments for offshore windfarms (Sakia Wischnewski)Workshop• Why mortality thresholds definition is so difficult (Bioinsight & ECOA)
Coffee / Tea

Wednesday, April 6th

Special session
• Cumulative Impacts of Offshore Wind Energy Development: Problems, Progress, and Future Priorities (Kate Williams, Biodiversity Research Institute)

Wind and wildlife interaction in practice (bats)
• Bat activity in windfarms during high wind speed. Is migration a contributing factor?(Martijn Boonman)
• Species-specific effectiveness of an ultrasonic acoustic bat deterrent using experimental trials in a flight cage (Sarah Fritts)
• What we know about the efficacy of curtailment after a decade of research and why it matters (Michael Whitby)
• Acoustic Sensor-based Smart Curtailment: Year 1 Field Results of Turbine Integrated Mortality Reduction (TIMR) Validation Study and Lessons Learned for Future Projects (Christian Newman)

Coffee / Tea
Species responses (offshore)
• Telemetry reveals strong impacts of offshore wind farms on common guillemots and northern gannets and differing reactions of black-legged kittiwakes during the breeding season (Verena Peschko)
• Review of current and planned monitoring of seabird behaviour across operational wind farms (Tim Kasoar)
• An individual based approach to understanding barrier effects on a seabird colony exhibiting individual foraging site fidelity (IFSF) (Christopher Pollock)
• Investigating avoidance and attraction responses in lesser black-backed gulls Larus fuscus to offshore wind farms (Daniel Johnston)

Cumulative (population) effects (onshore)
• Life-cycle impacts of onshore wind-power plants on bird richness (Roel May)
• Cumulative impact of the wind sector on bird populations in Portugal (Paulo Cardoso)
• Flight height distributions of five European raptor species and their implications for collision risk in relation to wind turbine design (Tonio Schaub)
• Composition and structure of bat communities in two wind parks in southern Mexico: A multiyear analysis (Rafael Villegas-Patraca)

Wind and wildlife interaction in practice (offshore)
• Are seabirds displaced from offshore wind farms? Initial results using a new method (Mark Trinder)
• Results of Testing - A Multi-Sensor Approach for Measuring Bird and Bat Collisions with Wind Turbines (Jennifer Stucker)
• Aerial photogrammetry of seabirds from digital aerial video images using relative change in size to estimate flight height (Grant Humphries)
• A study of seabird flight behaviour within an offshore wind farm (Mike Armitage)

Leave 12:15 - return 19:00. Packed lunches or lunch on site.

Thursday, April 7th

Plenary session
• Marine interactions (Beth Scott)
• Emerging markets (Lori Anna Conzo)
Coffee / Tea
Special session
• Emerging markets, Natural Power/BTO/Waardenburg Ecology

Cumulative (population) effects (offshore)
• An assessment of long-term population changes in divers (Gavia sp.) in relation to the development of offshore wind farms (Ansgar Diederichs)
• On the food web ecology of offshore artificial hard substrates, the kingdom of suspension feeders (Ninon Mavraki)
• Quantifying the population-level consequences of displacement from offshore renewable developments on seabirds (Francis Daunt)
• Introduction to LiDAR for accurate and precise measurement of bird flight heights (Anya Wicikowski)

Wind and wildlife interaction in practice (onshore)
• Flight behaviour of Eurasian Eagle-owls suggests a low collision risk with modern wind turbines (Thomas Grünkorn)
• Airborne wind energy technology – a new challenge for avian collision risk assessment (Gillian Vallejo)
• Wind turbines and Honey buzzards in the Netherlands: from science to policy (Erik Klop)
• Developing a model to assess collision risk to migrating birds (Grant Humphries)

• Don’t throw your bat sounds away! (C. Roemer)

Special session
• Offshore WIND goes WILD: subsea habitat modifications - Delft University of technology

Cumulative (population) effects
• Assessing the demographic impact of bird collisions with wind turbines (Thierry Chambert)
• Method for defining appropriate Acceptable Levels of Impact on bird populations (Astrid Potiek)
• Seasonal drivers of nocturnal bird migration flight altitudes offshore and implications for wind energy (Maja Bradarić)
• Hatching a Plan: Tackling the Challenge of Seabird Compensation (Fraser Carter)

Wind and wildlife interaction in practice (emerging markets)
• Integrated System for Protection of Birds in Kaliakra SPA, NE Bulgaria - results after four years of application (Pavel Zehtindjiev)
• Reconciling vulture conservation and clean energy production in the Golan Heights (Filipe Canário)
• Real-time bird detection and collision risk control in wind farms (Martin Georgiev)
• Standardizing post-construction fatality monitoring data collection and dissemination for emerging-market wind power projects (Paul Rabie)

Coffee / Tea
Nautilus Beach Club

Friday, April 8th

Mitigation hierarchy
• Is a curtailment approach purely based on weather variables suitable to reduce collision risk at wind turbines for Red Kites? (Janine Aschwanden)
• Optimal Bat Curtailment (Christian Newman)
• Kittiwake artificial nest provisioning as a compensation measure for potential collision mortalities from offshore wind turbines: A Hornsea Three case study (Elizabeth Morgan)
• Development of wind farms in forest habitats - using a mitigation hierarchy to minimize impacts on large carnivores (Hrvoje Peternel)

Outlook to the future – emerging challenges & opportunities (offshore)
• Potential ecosystem effects of large-scale implementation of offshore wind in the North Sea (Luca Duren)
• PREDICT: Predicting seasonal movements of marine top predators using fish migration routes and autonomous platforms (Georgina Hunt)
• Nature enhancement and offshore wind - A future filled with opportunity? (Eline van Onselen)
• Scaling up offshore nature enhancement: a framework to define ecological targets andhow to reach them most efficiently (Wouter van Broekhoven)

Outlook to the future – emerging challenges & opportunities (emerging markets)
• Winds of change – planning, perspective and partnership as we move forward with wind energy and wildlife interactions in Africa (Kate L. MacEwan)
• Toward global solutions for reducing the risk of wind energy facilities on bat populations (Winifred Frick)
• International Horizon Scan of Emerging Environmental Issues for Land-Based and Offshore Wind Energy Development (Bob Rumes)
• Implementing mitigation measures for collision impacts at a Kenyan wind farm (Dominic Kimani)

Coffee / Tea
Plenary closure
• Steinar Eldøy on scaling up wildlife-friendly energy
• Interactive closing medley by SAC
• Wrap up by MiER improvisation cabaret