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Sharing science-led solutions in the Dutch dunes
Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands
Final call: late abstracts accepted until 26th of November 2021
First of all a heartfelt Thank You to all of you who enthusiastically submitted an abstract. We are overwhelmed by the number and quality of the more than 130 abstracts received, including proposals for special sessions and workshops. There is plenty to choose from and this promises to result in a very interesting oral program as well as high quality poster sessions. We received requests for a short deadline extension from several enthusiastic colleagues, who are still working on their abstract. 
Therefore, late abstract submissions are accepted until Friday 26th of November, 2021, 11:59 PM CET, after which date we will remove the abstract submission process from the CWW website. If you have not already done so, make sure you submit your abstract before the deadline of this final call!

You can find more information on how to submit your abstract here.
Chair of the SAC visits Egmond aan Zee 
We recently visited the conference venue in Egmond aan Zee with the chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee, Prof. Dr. Han Lindeboom from Wageningen University. In this short movie Han welcomes you to the CWW2022 and shows you around in Hotel Zuiderduin. Just like us, we hope you are eagerly anticipating to meet each other live again in less than five months to go! 
Our first excursion has been committed (Wind Farm Fryslân)
We are pleased to announce that the first of approximately three excursions during the conference has been committed. Specialists of nearshore Wind Farm Fryslân will host a visit to this largest wind farm in the world in an inland water and present you the proces of planning, permitting and construction. During the visit to Wind Farm Fryslân we will start with a stop at the unique substation on the Afsluitdijk, where also a 3D dedicated bird radar is in operation. The substation, that collects the energy produced by the 89 wind turbines, is open to the public. Wind Farm Fryslân is expected to generate the equivalent to roughly 1.2% of the electricity consumption in the Netherlands and the energy needs of 500,000 households. After a visit to the substation and 3D bird radar, we will board for a boat trip to the nearshore wind farm. This includes a visit to an artificial island next to the Afsluitdijk that was built as part of the wind farm. The island, 2 ha of land area and 25 ha of shallow water area, is a nature reserve and bird sanctuary. For five years, the birds, bats, fish, aquatic plants and shellfish near the reserve and inside the wind farm are being monitored. The monitoring consists of systematic counts, sampling and automated detection systems, including a 3D bird radar and bat detectors at nacelle height in the wind turbines. Ecologists will explain the monitoring methods and present the first results during the excursion.
For more information follow this link.
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Thank you to our first sponsors!
Thanks to our sponsors, we will make this a conference never to fotget! If you are interested in the sponsoring possibilities, click here for more information.
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