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Wind Energy and Eagles

Endangered and protected avian and bat species casualties resulting from interactions with land based and offshore wind turbines is a wildlife and environmental concern. However, wind energy development is critical for meeting future goals of lower carbon emissions into the atmosphere. In this presentation, 6:30pm at The Environmental Center, Dr. Roberto Albertani will discuss engineering methods which provide automatic eagle detection and deterrent without affecting wind turbine operations thus rendering wind energy more friendly to raptors. Dr. Albertani is currently Associate Professor and Boeing Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University, Oregon. His current research activities include design of micro air vehicles and small UAVs, bio flight-mechanics, wind energy- wildlife interactions and composites materials technologies.

Earlier Event: November 15
Beyond Gold Mountain
Later Event: November 15
Climate Change: A Geologic Perspective