Maritime College, State University of New York and the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler are proud to announce that they will co-sponsor an Ocean Wind Energy Symposium on Thursday 26 September 2019, at the College Maritime Academic Center. The conference will feature presentations by industry leaders and subject matter experts providing insight into the opportunities for maritime industry support of Ocean Wind Energy development and sustainment for many years to come.
Over the past several years, the Federal Government’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has been engaged in the process of planning for wind energy development on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). In the area of shallow waters between Long Island (to the north and east) and the New Jersey coast (to the south and west), referred to by cartographers as the New York Bight, BOEM has plans to lease at least three major tracts for wind energy. These energy projects will advance domestic energy production, generate revenue, and increase job opportunities in the region.
This conference will provide an overview of Ocean Wind Power Generation technology and focus on the development of the support infrastructure and skilled manpower that will be necessary to install and sustain the wind power generation projects in our region.
“We are delighted to host this conference focusing on the development of clean energy jobs in our region,” said Captain Eric Johansson, State University Distinguished Service Professor and Executive Director of the Maritime Industry Museum. “It is estimated that Wind Power Energy support industries will bring over $1.2 billion in new economic activity to New York’s waterfront and beyond.”
There will be a Sponsored Continental Breakfast at 8 a.m. The full day conference will begin at 9 a.m. A limited number of free tickets will be available to students and academicians.