Series looks at impact of wind farms on marine life, food web – The Westerly Sun

In the fourth in a series of talks on offshore renewable energy, European scientists shared their research on the effects of wind turbines on the food web. 

Hosted by the University of Rhode Island’s Rhode Island Sea Grant and the Coastal Resources Center, in partnership with the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea Working Group on Marine Benthal Renewable Energy Developments, the late September webinar was part of the 17th annual Ronald C. Baird  Sea Grant Science Symposium entitled “Offshore Renewable Energy in the U.S.: Learning as we go.”

With the planned rapid expansion of wind farms off the coast of the United States, American scientists and policymakers are hoping to learn from the European experience, where offshore wind farms are numerous.