Offshore Wind Energy and Birds
Maine Audubon is hosting a four-part weekly series of virtual, educational presentations focused on issues related to the development of offshore wind in the Gulf of Maine. This session will cover what is known and not known about impacts on offshore wind on birds, as well as technology that could help us learn more about bird impacts. Guest speakers: Wing Goodale, Deputy Director of the Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI), a nonprofit NGO that develops biodiversity research and environmental education programs for the purpose of ecological conservation and Dr. Roberto Albertani, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University. Dr. Albertani’s research interests include aerodynamics and stress analysis of flexible structures, environmental impact of wind energy, high-performance sailboats testing techniques, fiber composites technology, micro air vehicles, and biological flight mechanics.