RUCOOL Hosts Officials from NJBPU and NJDEP

November 19, 2021

This week, the Rutgers Center for Ocean Observing Leadership hosted colleagues from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). The attendees are active in the state’s development of 7.5 GW of offshore wind, as part of its goal to have 100% clean energy by 2050. Several representatives from each agency participated on a career panel with students in the Topics of Marine Sciences class, discussing their diverse career paths that led to their current positions with the state, and the myriad ways that today’s students might play a role in New Jersey’s blue economy. Following the class visit, they were given a tour of the COOLroom and glider lab, discussing the ways that RUCOOL and the state are working together to ensure the successful and responsible development of offshore wind for New Jersey.