Stony Brook University

Fundamentals in Offshore Wind

Program Description

This 30-hour training program will provide an interdisciplinary 30-hour program to educate emerging, existing, and transitioning professionals from numerous sectors in the landscape of the clean energy transition and the role of offshore wind. To enhance the knowledge and understanding of business owners, managers, project managers, engineers, environmental scientists, government representatives, and others in this supply chain, we will offer modules that address specific areas most central to this industry.

Focus Areas

  • U.S. and NYS energy and climate policy,
  • Wind turbine Aerodynamics
  • Power Electronics Converter Applications in Renewable Energy Systems
  • Offshore Wind Power System Operation Issues
  • Future Climate Change on Storms and Wind Resource
  • Impacts on Marine Life
  • Opposition to Offshore Wind and Coexistence
  • Financing and Monetizing Offshore Wind
  • Supply Chain Procurement and Distribution Strategy
  • Transmission and Grid Integration
  • Preparing the Grid for Offshore Wind

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Wind turbine technician
  • Offshore wind farm orperations specialist
  • Environmental specialist
  • Project coordinator
  • Safety and compliance officer
  • Research assistant
  • Data analyst

Target audience


Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma/GED

Program Type

Training Program/ Microcredential

Expected Outcomes