Nova Scotia's ambitious plan to introduce offshore wind power would triple the province's current total energy output of 2.5 gigawatts. Meeting this goal requires a skilled and knowledgeable workforce for the future by inspiring post-secondary students to explore and pursue careers in the growing marine technology and sustainable energy industries.
In partnership with OffshoreWind4Kids, COVE is facilitating the hashtag#FloatingWindChallenge for post-secondary students, with the goal of building an innovative workforce for the future. Similar to the Ocean of Data Challenges co-hosted by COVE, the Floating Wind Challenge will allow post-secondary students to think about design and innovation concepts for future work initiatives in the offshore wind sector. Participants will display their engineering talents by constructing floating structure prototypes and collaborating with a team. The victor of this regional competition will receive an invitation to travel to Europe and compete in the international competition.
COVE is hosting a virtual kickoff event for the Floating Wind Challenge on December 14th, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. AST that will provide in-depth details of the challenge and include speakers from COVE and the offshore wind sector who will share their experiences in the industry, discuss how wind turbines are built, and answer any questions from the participants.
If you’re a post-secondary student who is interested in participating in the challenge, register for the virtual kickoff event. 👇