Welcome to IEA Wind Task 34 – Results
Task 34 will bring together experts to exchange information and experience for assessing environmental effects and monitoring efforts for offshore and land-based wind energy systems. In the past, it has been difficult to include project developers and regulatory organizations in research about environmental impacts of wind energy. Because these stakeholders will gain from the results of this work, including project developers, operators, and regulatory organizations is a high priority for the task. The team will propose concrete communication tools, such as thematic workshops, peer-review processes, conference calls, etc. to make sure that the necessary exchange takes place and that reports developed through this work have broad usability.
Upon completion of the work undertaken by this Task, the following may be available:
- State-of-the-Science Report on accepted methodologies for environmental assessments with a focus on land-based, offshore, and distributed wind deployment (if applicable)
- Research compendium of publically available data and studies, which could include geospatial metadata on species or other important aspects, made available electronically
- Guideline documents on research methodologies and/or mitigation strategies
- Webinars and direct outreach to the wind development community, environmental community, and government regulation organizations.