Wind Energy Workshop
Workshop Dates: 18-20 June 2013
Seats: 25 people
Location: Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, Ohau
The expansion of wind energy development has raised concerns over the potential cummulative impact on bat populations. Turbine-related bat fatalities have consistently occurred among the over 1,000 wind facilities across the U.S. and have resulted in an estmated 650,000 to 1.3 million bat fatalities. Despite nearly a decades of research, the impacts of wind energy development on bats remains inadequately investigated and poorly understood.
As BCI continues seeking solutions to reduce risk to bats and support long-term, responsible wind energy development, we are proud to announce our inaugural Bats and Wind Energy Workshop. This event will combine science, conservation and eductaion to provide participants with the latest in research and monitoring techniques. Topics will include an overview of bats and wind energy issues, relevant guidelines and metric documents, field methods, equipment, analysis of data, and minimization strategies. We will focus our discussion on the challenges of detecting and preventing rare or endangered species fatalities, specifically the Hawaiian hoary bat.
The course is taught by leading experts in the field and will include both lectures and field demonstrations.
Suggested packing items:
Comfortable field clothes, including hiking boots, light-weight long-sleeve shirts, sunglasses, hat
Small day pack
Camera and batteries
The cost of the workshop covers course materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks, and transportation to and from the field.
Applicants must make their own travel arrangements to and from the workshop, and their own hotel accomodations. BCI is holding a room block at the conference hotel , the Ala Moana in Honolulu. Guests may reserve their room at a discounted rate by using the following link:
BCI Wind Workshop Hotel Accomodations
Registration for the workshop is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Previous BCI workshops often fill to capacity, so be sure to submit on our registration page as soon as possible.
If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please contact Rebecca Patterson, 512-327-9721 ext. 15; email@example.com