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QUIETING WORKSHOP ONE

Practical Approaches for Reducing Ocean Noise Associated with Offshore
Renewable Energy Development

Ocean

Presentations

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM ET

Theme: Local to global

  • Baseline Monitoring with Wildlife Conservation Society with Howard Rosenbaum

  • Noise mitigation engineering solutions with Michael Bellman

  • Wildlife and Offshore Wind with Doug Nowacek

  • New Risk Assessment Methods with Brandon Southall

Discussion

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Theme: Synthesis assessment with actionable solutions

  • Noise mitigation and management lessons learned

  • Pairing noise monitoring and mitigation requirements for ongoing developments of noise management

  • Creating action items

March 1, 2022

Ocean Quieting Workshop One: ‘Practical Approaches for Reducing Ocean Noise Associated with Offshore Renewable Energy Development’ intends to foster a productive setting for stakeholders across international governing bodies, industry leaders, non- governmental organizations, and academia to debate, break down barriers, and ultimately develop data-informed and technologically advanced solutions that fit within a realistic business model and continue to benefit a sustainable blue economy. The focal topics of this workshop includes lessons learned from different projects and experiences and pairing monitoring and mitigation requirements for ongoing developments in science and research. This workshop culminates by identifying and proposing opportunities for actionable next steps.

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REPORT

Available for Download

REPORT

Workshop One

Lee, J. and Southall, B. (2022) Practical Approaches for reducing ocean noise associated with offshore renewable energy development, Report by the Global Alliance for Managing Ocean Noise.

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Quieting Workshop One: Practical Approaches for Reducing Ocean Noise Associated with Offshore Renewable Energy Development

PRESENTERS OF WORKSHOP ONE

The presentations will give the audience a perspective on the local to global context

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HOWARD ROSENBAUM

Senior Conservation Scientist and Director, Wildlife Conservation Society's (WCS)

Rosenbaum will share details about how Wildlife Conservation Society utilizes baseline monitoring as a tool to approach reducing ocean noise associated with offshore renewable energy development.

PANELISTS OF WORKSHOP ONE

The discussion will focus on synthesis assessment with actionable solutions

HEATHER SPENCE

Marine Science Advisor

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO)

JILL LEWANDOWSKI

Chief, Division of Environmental Assessment

U.S. Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM)

LEILA HATCH

Marine Ecologist

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

SONIA MENDES

Senior Science Advisor

U.K. Joint Nature Conservation Committee

DOMINIC TOLLIT

Senior Research Scientist

SMRU Consulting

LAURA MORSE

Environmental Manager

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KOEN BROKER

Environmental Manager

Shell Renewables

RUTH PERRY

Marine Scientist and Regulatory Policy Specialist

Shell

KATIE MOORE

Deputy Vice President of Animal Rescue

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

RACHEL ASANTE-OWUSU

Program Manager

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

MICHAEL JASNY

Director, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Nature Program

Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC)

CHRISTOPHER CLARK

Senior Scientist

Cornell University, Lab of Ornithology, Bioacoustics Research Program

MICHAEL STOCKER

Executive Director

Ocean Conservation Research

AARON RICE

Science Director

Cornell University, Lab of Ornithology, Bioacoustics Research Program

JENNIFER AMARAL

Senior Engineer

Marine Acoustics, Inc.

LOUIS LEDERWASCH

Senior Engineer

Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland SE

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