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About the Program

The Fundamentals of Offshore Wind is a 45-hour training program designed to provide a broad introduction to offshore wind in a modular format. 

Content for this program has been developed and designed by Stony Brook faculty. In addition, several modules will have developer-led sections to report on in-progress work from the field, case studies, and policy.

Upon completion of the program, students will receive a literacy-based microcredential that can be displayed via a digital badge.

The program was developed with grant support from New York State's Offshore Wind Training Institute. The curriculum was created by the School of Professional Development along with faculty from the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, College of Business, and School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. 


Lecture topics include, but are not limited to:

  • 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

The next program cohort is being planned for Fall 2023.


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Project Leadership

  • Richard Reeder, Vice President for Research, Stony Brook University
  • Jon Longtin, Interim Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Paul Shepson,Dean of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Manuel London, Dean of the College of Business
  • Patricia Malone, Associate Vice President for Professional Education, Assistant Provost for Engaged Learning, School of Professional Development
  • Robert Kukta, Senior Associate Dean for Education and Innovation, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences 

Program Instructors

The program is taught by SBU faculty from several academic departments as well as industry experts. 

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Inaugural Cohort Networking Meeting

On July 27, 2021, the first student cohort came to campus to meet the faculty and network with our industry partners.