Asia's First Academy for Professionals in Ocean Energy Development Industry.
Japanese offshore wind with great potential for future growth
Currently, projects under preparation for construction and environmental assessment procedures are more than 12GW and expected to grow at a rate of about 1 GW / year. The government has set a goal of introducing 10 GW of offshore wind power in 2030, which is considered achievable.
Human resource shortage is a critical issue in Japan
On the other hand, there is a concern that there will be a shortage of marine development engineers with practical technologies and know-how that will be the driving force for incorporating such growth. In order to further expand the market in the future, the training of these engineers is now essential. On the sea day in July 2015, Prime Minister Abe stated that the goal was to increase the number of marine development engineers from about 2,000 to 10,000 by 2030.
※Engineers, technicians, etc. who are directly related to the business, including maintenance
※Source: The Nippon Foundation
Establish and operate an academy in collaboration with the Nippon Foundation and Nagasaki Prefecture
Therefore, in order to promote all-Japan efforts to cultivate marine development engineers required in the marine development market, with the cooperation of Japanese companies, universities, public organizations and governments who intend to enter and expand the marine development market, we decided to establish Nagasaki Ocean Academy as part of Nippon Foundation Ocean Innovation Project.
As well as grasping the needs of companies related to the training of marine development engineers and matching with education for adults and universities, education and practical training that are difficult to implement only by individual universities and companies are conducted in the academy.
As a human resource development organization where the cutting-edge ocean energy can be learned, we are promoting Nagasaki Ocean Academy with an all-Japan system of industry, government, and academia.