While wind energy has emerged as a key element of a renewable energy future, wind farms can also have their own adverse environmental effects, including collision casualties of birds and bats.
STRIX is a Portuguese based consultancy that has had success in a number of countries in reducing bird and bat deaths from windfarms through the use of radar-assisted turbine shutdown. The technology has also been used for monitoring and impact assessment. Can it work in Australia? This seminar will bring together experts from STRIX, DELWP and Biosis who are well placed to answer that question.
The seminar will also discuss other national and global developments in managing bird and bat strike from windfarms.
This seminar takes advantage of the visit to Australia of two experts from STRIX for the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) conference. As the IAIA Conference is in Brisbane, this will be the only other opportunity to hear them speak in Victoria.
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Meet the Speakers:
- Ricardo Tomé – Scientific Director, STRIX
- Miguel Repas – CEO, STRIX
- Chad Browning – VRET Senior Biodiversity Officer, DELWP
- Ian Smales – Principal Zoologist, Biosis
MC for the seminar:
- Elizabeth Stark – Director, Symbolix and EIANZ Treasurer
Drinks and nibbles provided
7 May 2019
- 7:30 PM
Level 5, 850 Collins Street, Docklands (Meet on ground floor)
EIANZ Members $25.00, Student Members $15.00, Non-members $40.00
EIANZ: email@example.com or (03) 8593 4140
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