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Monday, May 8 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Offshore Wind: Sustainability, Nature, and Ecology

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The ocean can be a crowded place. A home for marine mammals, fish, and shellfish, as well as human infrastructure—our oceans are a key to our future and the future of the planet. The environmental impacts of offshore wind farms on habitats, aquatic life, and birds has been a subject of research and analysis focused on determining the role of offshore wind in ocean systems and wildlife. This panel reviews the potential impacts to animal life and ecology, current environmental research, biodiversity metrics, and opportunities to mitigate impacts.

Speakers
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Anthony Dvarskas

Regional Biodiversity Lead, Offshore, Orsted
Anthony Dvarskas leads Orsted’s strategy for implementing its commitment to a net-positive impact on biodiversity for all offshore North American projects commissioned from 2030. He joined Orsted from the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, where he assisted... Read More →
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Kris Ohleth

Director, Special Initiative on Offshore Wind
Kris Ohleth has worked in the offshore wind sector for over 20 years, since the days of the industry’s inception in the United States, and is a true expert in the field. Holding senior positions with offshore wind developers, NGOs, and state agencies, she has gained critical insights... Read More →
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Joy Reidenberg

Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Joy S. Reidenberg, Ph.D. is a comparative anatomist, specializing in cetacean anatomy.  She is a Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY.  She graduated Cornell University (B.A. 1983) and Mount Sinai’s Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (M.Phil. 1986... Read More →


Monday May 8, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Room 115 (1st Floor)