VIDEO: IGERT Students Research Floating Offshore Wind Power in Maine

VIDEO IGERT Students Study Floating Offshore Wind Power in Maine

IGERT students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have investigated Maine state policy drivers that have led to Maine Aqua Ventus 1, a proposed 12 mega-watt offshore floating wind power demonstration project located near Monhegan Island, ME.

Also, they have examined the public’s attitude and perception toward the project by analyzing public comments submitted the Maine Public Utilities Commission to determine underlying factors of those who support and oppose the project.

IGERT students have investigated the current state, public policy and perceptions of several proposed offshore wind development projects, as part of an interdisciplinary graduate regional planning course focused on understanding public policy that promote offshore wind development in the U.S.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a $3.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program to start an interdisciplinary graduate program in Offshore Wind Energy.

The new graduate program will train 24 doctoral students over the course of five years in the technology, environmental implications, and social/economic/regulatory challenges of offshore wind farms. The multidisciplinary program will feature more than 20 faculty members from nine UMass Amherst departments in the College of Engineering, College of Natural Sciences, School of Management, and College of Social and Behavioral Science.

Offshore WIND staff, May 13, 2014

Share this article

Follow Offshore Wind

Leave a Reply

Events>

<< Sep 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

Offshore Energy 2017

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) is Europe’s leading offshore energy event. It is unique in bringing together the oil & gas…

read more >

Digital Data Integration & Management

The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to, LiDAR and SCADA data, control systems, conditional monitoring and digital infrastructure…

read more >

2nd Asia Offshore Wind Day 2017

The event will bring together senior executives active in the offshore wind industry in Asia…

read more >

FwP Atlantic Forum 2017

The event is being held during the tenth edition of Sea Tech Week, an international week devoted to marine science and technology, organised…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreWIND.biz, you’ll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Offshore Wind jobs in Taiwan at New Power Partners

New Power Partners offers global management and support services to the Offshore Wind Industry within development, planning and construction activities ...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreWIND.biz, you’ll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Vessels>