Maritime Center for Responsible Energy
The Maritime Center for Responsible Energy (MCRE) is established to deliver training to the renewable energy industry, develop robust, collaborative relationships with renewable energy stakeholders, and coordinate all of the Academy's renewable energy efforts.
For more information, contact MCRE@maritime.edu or 508-830-5005.
Please note that the Academy is requiring all students and visitors to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon arrival. Please see our visitors policy below for more information.
Basic Safety Training
Massachusetts Maritime Academy, in cooperation with Relyon Nutec, is pleased to offer the globally recognized Global Wind Organization (GWO) Basic Safety Training at its Buzzards Bay campus. This is the first facility in the nation to offer all five modules of GWO Basic Safety Training for Offshore Wind.
Upon completion of the GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) delegates will possess an awareness of the hazards encountered when working within the wind industry and how to control and mitigate against these hazards.
The BST will also equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to appropriately respond in the event of an emergency. They will also be able to increase their safety through proper use of personal protective equipment, emergency equipment, and procedures.
Basic Technical Training
Massachusetts Maritime Academy has the unique advantage of being located on the Cape Cod Canal, the world’s widest sea-level canal measuring 480 feet across, approximately 7 miles long, and has a minimum depth of 35 feet. The swift running canal current changes direction every six hours and can reach a maximum velocity of 5.2 miles per hour. The canal has been identified as having an abundance of hydrokinetic energy sources that are available 24/7 and is near population demand. The advantages are feasibility study for new hydrokinetic power systems and demonstrating hydrokinetic systems to local towns and municipalities. The school has an existing 600’ deep water pier locates at the canal ideally for testing and power generation. Its support assets include a mobile 35’x25’ marine hydrokinetic barge, two assist harbor tugs, one 85’ supply/tow boat, two inflatable rescue boats, and numerous small boats. Its professional staff are fully USCG licensed and experienced merchant marine officers, marine engineers, and marine biologists.
The Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) Oceanographic Data Portal (ODATA) provides unique marine academic data to the public, with the intent to inspire and educate. The academy has several marine research projects, hydrokinetic energy (e.g. tidal flow) systems and aquaculture programs, generating precise oceanographic data. Additionally, a live camera broadcasts real time seabed activity from 20 feet under water in high definition video. This visual portal is a real time view of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at work.