With sustaining support from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, several academic and research institutions in the Commonwealth are developing a national plan for advancing U.S. innovation in offshore wind energy.
This initiative builds on decades of efforts of our institutions that include:
The longest running graduate level (MS and PhD) wind energy engineering program in the country, with over 40 years of experience, at UMass Amherst
The only NSF-funded Wind Energy Center in the Country at UMass Lowell
World leading ocean science, exploration, planning and policy experiences at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, UMass Dartmouth and UMass Boston
Expertise in the design and testing of heavy civil infrastructure at Northeastern and Tufts Universities
Workforce development for offshore wind farm construction, operation and maintenance at Bristol Community College and Massachusetts Maritime Academy
in United States Offshore Wind Energy Research:
A Multidisciplinary Framework for Innovation
A White Paper by the Massachusetts Research Partnership in Offshore Wind.