Stockton University has signed a deal with Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind that will support research, academic programs and events at the school, the university said Monday.
The agreement could provide Stockton students and faculty with opportunities to assist with the development of Orsted’s proposed Ocean Wind project, should that project receive state approval.
Orsted has submitted an application to the state Board of Public Utilities to develop a wind farm 15 miles off Atlantic City.
“Stockton University has strong academic programs and scientific programs and scientific expertise that align well with our mission to bring offshore wind to New Jersey,” said Thomas Brostrom, CEO of Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind and president of Orsted North America, in a statement.
Under the deal, Orsted will provide funding to help promote educational programming related to alternative energy, climate change and resiliency. Stockton offers degree programs in environmental science, marine science and sustainability. The college also has a marine field station and a coastal research center.
“This partnership with Orsted is an excellent example of academia and corporations working together,” said Lori Vermeulen, provost and vice president of academic affairs at Stockton, in a statement. “We look forward to contributing to the development of wind energy in New Jersey.”
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