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What Type of Jobs Are Made Available by Offshore Wind?

Offshore wind creates jobs in more disciplines that you might think. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has a career database that includes positions for engineers, technicians, accountants, educators, communications and marketing professionals, project and operations managers, and more.

March 18, 2020

Why are We Moving Towards Offshore Renewable Energy?

With increasing populations, nations across the globe are facing the challenge of how to best meet their community's increasing demands for energy. To answer this question, many countries are turning towards offshore renewable energy, in particular— offshore wind energy (OWE).

January 5, 2021

Why Can’t the Turbines Be on Land?

The primary benefits to installing turbines offshore rather than on land is access to higher wind speeds and more available space.

March 17, 2020

Why Is It Important to Consider the Benthos and Associated Fish Communities?

At the 17th Ronald C. Baird Sea Grant Science Symposium on offshore renewable energy, Emma Sheehan (Associate Professor of Marine Ecology, University of Plymouth, UK) explained the importance behind the benthos and associated fish communities when constructing offshore wind farms.

July 27, 2020

Why is the United States’ East Coast an Optimal Location for Offshore Wind?

At the Global Ocean Summit Series: Session 4, Jeff Grybowski (Former CEO of Deepwater Wind) explained why the United States' East Coast is an economically advantageous location for the development of offshore wind.

March 17, 2020

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