Center of Excellence for Offshore Energy

Center of Excellence for Offshore Energy

Recognizing the growth in the offshore renewable energy sector, Maritime College established the Center of Excellence for Offshore Energy to focus on building a clean energy workforce and encouraging research in this growing area. The Center was launched with a grant from the New York State Clean Energy Career Initiative and will deliver classroom and online training programs for wind operations, dynamic positioning and offshore vessel operations. It will also serve as a research resource for offshore renewable energy.

The Center hosted its first Offshore Wind Power Conference in September 2019, which provided an overview of Ocean Wind Power generation, technology while focusing on the development of support infrastructure needed to install and sustain wind power generation projects in our region. Conference briefs and highlights.

Center Objectives

  1. Develop in-class/online courses and programs for offshore renewable energy to include credit/non-credit courses leading to certificates and degrees

  2. Foster Maritime College curriculum change and innovation in the area of offshore renewable energy: production, installation and maintenance

  3. Provide collaborative research opportunities for faculty and students 

Contact Information

Mate James Rogin, Principal Investigator, Center of Excellence for Offshore Energy, Maritime College School of Maritime Education and Training, Professional Mariner Training Department

Offshore Energy Research Group

Dr. Shmuel  Yahalom, Distinguished Service Professor, Maritime College School of Business, Science and Humanities, Global Business and Transportation Department

Captain Eric Johansson, Distinguished Service Professor, Maritime College School of Maritime Education and Training, Chair, Marine Technology and Operations Department

Dr. Amani Yaqub, Professor, Maritime College School of Engineering