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Offshore Wind Jobs Analysis Conducted by Far North COE

The Far North Center of Excellence (COE) is assisting postsecondary institutions in the region by examining labor market opportunities that may result from offshore wind development in connection with the revitalization of the Port of Humboldt Bay.

In light of the auctioning of two potential wind development sites off the coast of Eureka by the federal government last fall, the Port of Humboldt Bay has been moving ahead with preliminary studies to update the port’s infrastructure. The improvements at the port would be implemented to facilitate the construction of off-shore floating wind farms, projects that may generate a wide variety of jobs in the area.

In February of this year, Cal Poly Humboldt, the Yurok Tribe, and College of the Redwoods announced a partnership to provide local workforce training for the proposed development of floating offshore wind projects.The port also has entered an agreement with Crowley, a global logistics, maritime and energy solutions company, which in April opened an office in Eureka to develop the terminal.