Welcome to the 4th Conference on Wind energy and Wildlife impacts (CWW 2017), held in Estoril, Portugal, 6-8 September, 2017.
Despite significant advances in recent years in our understanding of the impacts of wind energy on wildlife, challenges remain regarding planning and policy, assessment of direct and indirect effects on wildlife, methodological approaches, technology development, and mitigation strategies and their effectiveness. The CWW 2017 aims to maintain and promote the international cooperation among researchers, developers, regulators and stakeholders that over the years have contributed to building knowledge on this topic.
As in previous conferences, we reached over 300 participants representing private and public companies, universities, professional groups and governmental agencies worldwide. The conference venue includes ample space for technical sessions as well as an exhibition area where developers, technology suppliers and other members of the industry can present their services and products.
We are confident that CWW 2017, like its predecessors, will be a conference of high scientific quality in an enjoyable environment of good climate, beautiful landscapes and gastronomic Portuguese delights.
The Local Organizing Committee