Stork in a field, with wind turbines in the background.
Stork in a field, with wind turbines in the background.
Stork in a field, with wind turbines in the background.

7th Conference on Wind energy and Wildlife impacts

The 7th conference on Wind energy and Wildlife impacts is an internationally recognised event to share and engage in the latest science about the risk of wind energy to wildlife – and how to mitigate this risk. The conference took place in Šibenik, Croatia.

When: 18-22 September 2023
Venue: Amadria Park, Convention Centre Šibenik

NorthWind at the conference

NorthWind partner organisation NINA took part in the conference.

  • Frank Hanssen held a talk about NorthWind innovation ConSite.
  • Co-lead of NorthWind’s work package 5 on Sustainable development, Roel May, gave a joint opening keynote address together with Johann Köppel (TU Berlin)

More about the event

The Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife (CWW) is an international conference and one of the biggest and most important conferences in the field. It brings together researchers, conservation scientists, wind industry professionals, government officials and NGO representatives from around the world to share their know-how and experiences and develop solutions to avoid, minimize, and mitigate the impacts of wind farms on wildlife, both onshore and offshore. It also looks into the opportunities to enhance nature when developing wind farms. This all promotes a collaborative approach to resolving the key issues faced at wind farms.

The conference takes place every two years and attracts a global audience. So far, there have been six CWW events since the inaugural meeting in Norway in 2011, followed by Sweden in 2013, Germany in 2015, Portugal in 2017, Scotland in 2019 and the Netherlands in 2022 – a year later due to Covid pandemic.