CSA to Present Vessel Strike Risk Model at State of the Science Workshop

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CSA’s senior scientist Mary Jo Barkaszi will be presenting at the State of the Science Workshop on Wildlife and Offshore Wind on November 19th in the Cumulative Impacts Session. Her talk, titled Vessel Encounter Risk Model Tool, will summarize the development of a vessel strike risk model that allows users to assess potential vessel strike impacts to large whales and sea turtles from offshore wind development along the United States Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. The model represents a significant step in standardizing vessel strike impacts, and enables managers to aggregate impact risks on large spatial and temporal scales. The project was funded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the presentation will be co-authored by Kyle Baker from BOEM’s Office of Renewable Energy Program.

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