Courses offered by NOA

In order to create and promote a new marine industry, we have created a place for learning, interacting and experiencing offshore wind power generation. We call on Japanese companies and research institutions that are interested in offshore wind power to participate widely, and create opportunities for them to learn and interact together.
Courses offered by NOA
  • A1

    Offshore Wind Introduction Course

    This course provides a broad overview of the knowledge required to work professionally in the offshore wind power industry.


    A two-day course <+ one-day GOTO on-site program (optional)>
    • Jul. 23,24,(+25),2024
  • A2

    Offshore Wind Project Development

    This course provides a series of business knowledge to manage projects and carry out business operations.


    A two-day course <+ one-day GOTO on-site program (optional)>
    • Aug. 20,21,(+22),2024
  • A3

    Certification, Insurance and Finance Course

    This course is designed to provide a short, in-depth study of project certification, insurance, and financing specific to offshore wind power projects.


    A two-day course <+ one-day GOTO on-site program (optional)>
    • Jul. 9,10,(+11),2024
  • A4

    Floating Offshore Wind Course

    Focusing on "floating" offshore wind power generation, which is considered a promising future field in Japan, this course provides a systematic study of market trends, technologies such as floating structures and moorings, and construction and maintenance methods.


    A two-day course <+ one-day GOTO on-site program (optional)>
    • Jun. 25,26,(+27),2024
  • A5

    Wind and Ocean Observation & Analysis, and Power Generation Forecasting Course

    This course is based on the latest theory on how to acquire and analyze wind and oceanographic data, which is directly related to the income from electricity sales and safety of offshore wind power generation.


    A two-day course <+ one-day GOTO on-site program (optional)>
    • Sep. 10,11,(+12),2024
  • C1

    Seabed investigation and analysis and offshore construction

    This course allows you to learn the method of selecting the foundation structure for offshore wind power generation and conducting construction offshore based on underwater data and meteorological and oceanographic data specific to the marine area, according to the latest technology in Europe.


    A two-day course <+ one-day GOTO on-site program (optional)>
    • The schedule for FY2024 is in the planning stages.
  • C2

    EPC Project Management course

    This course allows participants to effectively acquire skills related to the management of the design, procurement, construction, and trial operation of offshore wind farms. It provides a pseudo-experience of project involvement, including handling supplier delivery delays and addressing quality issues.


    A two-day course <+ one-day GOTO on-site program (optional)>
    • Sep. 24,25,(+26),2024
  • C3

    Offshore Wind HSE Basic Course

    This course introduces the concept of safety management for offshore wind power generation projects and provides information on "What preparations must be made for the safe implementation of offshore wind power generation projects in Japan," while introducing leading examples from overseas.


    A two-day course <+ one-day GOTO on-site program (optional)>
    • Jun. 11,12,(+13),2024
  • C4

    Submarine Power Transmission Cable Course

    This course provides an introduction to the current technologies involved in the design, manufacturing, and construction of submarine cables essential for offshore wind power generation projects. It also includes an examination of future challenges and trends in this field.


    A two-day course <+ one-day GOTO on-site program (optional)>
    • The schedule for FY2024 is in the planning stages.
  • S

    Goto On-site Program

    We will conduct tours of floating offshore wind turbines in Goto City, where a floating offshore wind power generation project is underway, and engage in discussions with local fishermen.


    Held on the third day for those who have taken the courses (and some who had taken them in the past).

<Important Notes>

Regarding each course,
  • Starting from November 2022, we will hold the courses in a hybrid format, combining on-site sessions at the Nagasaki Ocean Academy and online streaming.
  • When applying, please choose either “On-site” or “Online.” On-site participants will be limited to a maximum of 12 people (in order of application).
  • For those attending on-site, on the third day, we will conduct an on-site program (optional) such as visiting offshore wind turbines and installation ships, and a meeting with fishermen coexisting with offshore wind turbines in Goto.
  • However, depending on the future situation, there may be a change to holding the course exclusively online, so please be aware of this in advance.
  • The application deadline is 4 business days before the first day of the course.
  • While we strive to follow the schedule, please understand that the progress may be slightly delayed depending on the number of questions from participants.
  • If you are unable to make a reservation for any reason, please contact our academy for assistance.
Regarding the On-site Program:
  • The On-site Program incurs an additional fee separate from the course registration fee. It will be conducted on the third day for participants who have completed any of the A1 to A5 or C1 to C4 courses (including those who have taken any of these courses in the past).
  • The following are included in the participation fee: [Round-trip Jetfoil fare (Nagasaki Port to Fukue Port) *Arrangements will be made by the secretariat, and round-trip tickets will be provided before departure.] [Sea taxi usage fee] [Chartered bus usage fee] [Meeting room usage fee] [Lunch expenses (prepared in advance by the secretariat)] [Island insurance fee] (*Expenses not listed here are the participant’s responsibility).
  • Departure from Nagasaki Port at 07:40, completing site visits in Goto, and exchanging opinions with fisheries-related individuals, arriving at Nagasaki Port at 17:30 (Participants are free to go their separate ways in Goto).
  • To have both hands free on the ship, please participate with a backpack, body bag, waist pouch, etc. Additionally, due to changing weather conditions depending on the season, please participate in clothing that allows temperature regulation and comfortable movement, along with non-slip sneakers.
  • Coin lockers at Goto Fukue Port are only small, approximately 40 x 35 cm. Since the sea taxi’s interior is small, please use hotel storage or coin lockers at Nagasaki Port Terminal, etc., for large luggage. However, if you plan to bring large luggage to Goto for the return trip, please contact the secretariat in advance to secure storage, considering the return trip’s convenience and the possibility of the return Jetfoil being canceled.
  • If you are concerned about seasickness, please bring motion sickness medication.
  • Please be cautious about valuable items falling into the water. The secretariat will provide waterproof smartphone cases; please use them if necessary.
  • For those returning from Goto City without using the Jetfoil on the same day, either staying overnight or returning by air, cancel by phone before departure and proceed with ticket refund procedures at Fukue Port (a refund fee of 200 yen is required).
  • Even for those planning to stay overnight or use an airplane for the return trip, the secretariat will prepare round-trip Jetfoil tickets. Please note that we will not invoice the participation fee after deducting the return refund fee, so please understand.
  • In the case of Jetfoil, although the outbound route may be in operation, the return trip may be canceled due to sudden changes in wave conditions caused by worsening weather, etc. The final decision on cancellation is made one hour before departure. If the secretariat is informed of the cancellation decision, we will promptly notify you and coordinate the return. The return to Nagasaki will be by ferry (arriving at Nagasaki Port at 20:00, with the secretariat handling the change process) or by plane (arriving at Nagasaki Airport at 17:40, Fukuoka Airport at 18:55 – please confirm in advance). However, there is a possibility of cancellation due to weather conditions such as poor visibility. In the case of the ferry, it will not make it in time for flights to Haneda, etc., from Nagasaki Airport. On the other hand, in the case of the plane, it seems possible to transfer to flights to Haneda, etc., from both Nagasaki Airport and Fukuoka Airport, but please be careful with luggage storage.