STRIX had a strong presence at the largest international conference on wind energy and biodiversity.
The CWW - Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts took place on 6, 7 and 8 September in Estoril, Portugal.
This is CWW’s fourth edition, which was launched in 2011 in Norway and has become a privileged space for international dialogue and cooperation among stakeholders, contributing to the knowledge about the theme and the implementation of wind farms with greater environmental concern.
Over 350 environmental and wind energy experts from 20 different countries shared experiences and reflected on the impact of wind farms on wildlife, focusing on challenges and seeking technological and ecological management solutions.
STRIX was an institutional partner of the conference and was a member of the Local Organization Committee.
Our team had presentations during the Conference, regarding our works in Portugal and Egypt on wind energy projects in migratory flyways:
- Ricardo Tomé, Scientific Director – “Inter- and intra-specific variation in avoidance behaviour at different scales in migratory soaring birds”;
- Filipe Canário, Coordinator Senior Project Manager – “Vulnerability index for Western Palearctic soaring birds regarding wind farms placed on migration flyways”;
- Alexandre Leitão, Project Manager – “Appraisal of the soaring bird sensitivity map tool for the Rift valley/Red sea flyway based on local data from the Gabel El Zayt wind farm monitoring”.
Our CEO, Miguel Repas, moderated the Plenary Session on "Bridging the gap: from science to end users". This session was attended by a panel of high-profile guests including Álvaro Camina (International Finance Corporation), Humberto Rosa (Director General for the European Commission), Edward Arnett (Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership), Javier Diaz Alvarez (EDP Renováveis), Laura Nagy (Avangrid Renewables), Pierre Tardier (Wind Europe) and Victor Baptista (REN - Rede Eléctrica Nacional / ENONDAS).
Miguel Repas’s overview of the initiative: "It was a clear success, with the greatest participation ever and the presence of a vast diversity of countries. Representatives from industry and finance, who, together with the scientific community, discussed solutions for the sustainable development of wind energy and the challenges of the growth of this sector were brought to the discussion. "