About 150 representatives from authorities, academia, associations and companies from all over Germany as well as from Switzerland took part in a discussion meeting on the results of the research project "Prognosis and assessment of bird collision risks at wind turbines in northern Germany” that was held on the 17th of November 2017 in Hanover and was organized by the “Fachagentur Windenergie an Land e. V.” (FA Wind). The meeting had several objectives: firstly, the new findings of the PROGRESS study were to be presented, discussed and evaluated. On the other hand, potential planning-relevant practical consequences were to be discussed.
In three lectures the researchers presented the most important results of the study. In a subsequent panel discussion, the results were then evaluated and the possible effects on the planning practice were discussed with the participants. A lecture on legal aspects concluded the event.
The results of this event are summarized in the following report: