Email News February 2018


Welcome to the February 2018 Email Newsletter from Marine South East

If you would like to submit an article for consideration please email the text and a suitable image or logo to sj@mseuk.org


Posted 2018-01-08 17:11:52


Survey to identify training needs and requirements in the ports and logistics sector

How can we characterize the ports and logistics sector in terms of qualification needs and trends? What are the training offers available for the ports and logistic sectors and to what extent do they match with companies’ needs? How can successful cooperation and communication be promoted between training organisations and SMEs of the ports and logistics sector?

These questions are the basis of Onboard - Development of technical profiles and training curriculum for the ports and logistics' sector, a European project aiming at strengthening the partnership, cooperation and communication between apprenticeships' providers and SMEs of the sector.

To answer to these questions, the consortium partners of the Onboard project are performing a desk research and skills needs assessment for apprenticeship training in the ports and logistics field. The project is seeking the views of people working in or with an interest in the sector. These include training managers, in-company trainers/tutors, managers, human resources managers, training managers, in-company trainers & tutors, experts and workers of SMEs of ports and logistics - maritime sector. The information collected from the desk research will be analysed and enable the partners to design 2-3 qualification profiles and training curricula. It will also be used to subsequently develop an Apprenticeships Model for the ports and logistics sector.

We invite you to contribute to this study by answering a survey which will remain open until the 15th February 2018 and that requires no more than 20 minutes of your time.

Please contribute to the online survey at the following link:

https://onboardsurvey.limequery.com/624168?lang=en

This survey is specifically addressed to respondents from United Kingdom; if you are from another country please use the following contacts to get more information about the survey you should complete:

* Portugal - INOVA+ - Andreia Monteiro: andreia.monteiro@inovamais.pt

* Ireland - Cork Institute of Technology - Robert Lynch: Robert.lynch@nmci.ie

The survey is organised in four sections: the first two sections collect statistical information about you and your organisation. The last two sections are focused on the collection of data related to the training policy, needs and trends of your organisation in short, mid and long-term.

Your answers will be treated confidentially and only be used by the internal project team.

Thank you very much for your contribution.

There are 13 questions in this survey.

The Onboard Project, led by INOVA+ is keen to strengthen and setting-up fruitful and sustainable partnerships between companies and vocational education & training centres and businesses in the sector, at local and regional levels. This 2 year project, involving partners from Portugal, United Kingdom and Ireland will focus on the design and development of technical profiles and joint training curricula for the ports and logistics sector of the three countries.

If you are an UK based Apprentice Trainer, Employer, Chamber of Commerce, Local/Regional Authority or other interested party and would like further information or be involved, please contact Marine South East by emailing: admin@mseuk.org


Posted 2018-01-25 15:03:30


Southampton Solent University opens new Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering

Southampton Solent University’s new £6 million home for officer cadet education and training and first certification courses has been officially launched by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.

The Princess Royal visited Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering at the University’s St. Mary’s Campus on Thursday 18th January. Her Royal Highness unveiled a plaque inside the building, which is located within the grounds of City College and a short walk from the city centre and Solent’s East Park Terrace campus.

The new premises provides cadets with a distinct and modern teaching environment, brand new engineering workshops, a welding area, electrical and control laboratories, an ECDIS simulator suite and Marine-Electro-Technical Officer (METO) workshops.

The development at St. Mary’s Campus is the first phase of the University's investment into maritime education and training at Solent. It has modernised the facilities and allows the University to build on the heritage and expertise associated with Warsash Maritime Academy. Warsash has become world-renowned for providing cadet programmes and professional short courses for more than 70 years.

For more information please contact 023 8201 3040 or email mailto:news@solent.ac.uk

Warsash Maritime Academy is the commercial maritime arm of Southampton Solent University. It has provided first class education, training, consultancy and research services to the international maritime industry for over 70 years.

Warsash enrols more than 10,000 students a year and provides internationally recognised certification programmes for both navigation (deck) and engineer officers from Officer Cadet level up to Master Mariner and Chief Engineer respectively.

These programmes are approved by the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The Academy also offers a comprehensive range of mandatory and non-mandatory short safety courses to the maritime industry, developing skills such as fire-fighting and sea survival, as well as continuous professional development modules for more experienced seafarers.


Posted 2018-01-30 11:23:38


Are you a local authority, SME, charity or other small organisation looking for funding?

Micro Projects are a great way for businesses across the British and French Channel area to partner up to run small-scale cross-border projects that can have a real impact in your local region.

Micro Projects have a fantastic co-financing rate of 80% to ensure you get your project off the ground. In addition to the significant level of funding, there is a support network of regional facilitators who are there to guide you through every step of the application process.

What are the key Micro Project facts?

* Your project idea must fit within one of the Programme's 5 specific objectives.

* Open to all local authorities, SMEs, charities and organisations employing less than 50 people with an annual turnover of Euro 10 million or less.

* Maximum project budget of Euro 500,000.

* Maximum length of project - 27 months.

* There must be one partner from each country within the Programme area (Maximum of 5 partners).

The next call for Micro Project applications is 21st March - 10th April 2018.

For more information and to find your local representative please visit:

https://tinyurl.com/y7mdnvpe


Posted 2018-01-08 17:16:14


Opportunity to join manufacturing and remanufacturing mission to China

KTN supports mission to China to explore their world leading manufacturing infrastructure.

The UK has the potential to become a world leader in the fourth industrial revolution by 2030 if a combined package of measures are delivered according to the recent "MADE SMARTER REVIEW" which suggested that the positive impact of faster innovation and adaption of IDTs (Industrial Digital Technologies) could be as much as 455 billion pounds for the UK manufacturing over next decades. Areas of IDTs in manufacturing includes automation of manufacturing processes, robotics, additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, virtual reality etc.

China has just overtaken the United States as the world's largest economy. With the maturity of the economy comes the ambition to move its manufacturing value chain to high value added and intelligent manufacturing. The "Made in China 2025" strategy was published in 2015 designed to transform China from a manufacturing giant into a world manufacturing power. Intelligent manufacturing is an essential element underpinning the strategy.

There is increasing recognition of the collaboration potential between China and the UK. A joint governmental strategy between the UK and China to strengthen science and innovation collaboration has been recently signed between BEIS and the Minister of Science and Technology (MoST). The 9th UK-China Economic and Financial dialogue has established a new strategy to support partnerships between academics, researchers and businesses in both countries to create new opportunities to tackle global challenges

Supported by Foreign Commonwealth Office and Knowledge Transfer Network, a China mission is currently being organised to take place on 12th -14th March 2018 by University of Brighton. The agenda will include workshops in intelligent manufacturing & remanufacturing and a visit to industry demonstration base. The purposes of the China mission are:

* To understand governmental policies in intelligent manufacturing in China (e.g. Made in China 2025) and the UK (Industrial Challenge Strategy)
* To identify synergies between these two Countries in the field of intelligent manufacturing;
* To further explore the mechanism for collaboration between stakeholders in China and the UK in key areas of intelligent manufacturing;
* To promote the collaboration between industrial professional association between China and the UK.

The workshop will be attended by representatives from stakeholders in intelligent manufacturing including governmental policy makers, funding agencies, industry associations, industrialists and research institutions.

For further information on this opportunity or to register your interest, please contact Dr Yan Wang from the University of Brighton: Y.Wang5@brighton.ac.uk


Posted 2018-01-16 11:40:33


Bridging for Innovators Funding

Funding is now available through the Bridging for Innovators Programme to support UK industry in improving productivity.

Bridging for Innovators (B4I) is a programme run by Science Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to support UK industry. It started in 2017 and will end in March 2021.

B4I is designed specifically to help companies overcome difficult product, manufacturing or process performance issues by leveraging more than £2b worth of government investment in large scale scientific infrastructure.

The programme will provide access to advanced analytical technologies, supporting expertise and capabilities to companies through STFC's large scale science facilities located at the various campuses around the UK including Harwell, Daresbury and the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh.

B4I, is not intended to fund activities in areas such as product development or fundamental research.

For more information please visit:

https://tinyurl.com/y954eqgt


Posted 2018-01-16 11:55:39


New conference and industry sector awards as Seawork International comes of age

Seawork International, taking place 3rd-5th July 2018 will celebrate its 21st edition as a leading meeting place for the European commercial marine sector in 2018.

Seawork 2018 will see an increased focus on vessel construction and maintenance, new award categories for the European Commercial Marine Awards (ECMAs) and a new Vessel Operations Conference; embracing the new MCA Codes of Practice, Cost Saving through Operational Efficiencies and Techniques, and the Future of Hybrid Drives.

Best Project of the Year is a new ECMA award category for challenges in marine civils or vessel operations. Judged by a panel of industry experts, the ECMAs recognise excellence and achievement across the commercial marine sector.

Over 50 influential worldwide organisations partner with Seawork. Partner presentations and meetings are an integral part of the accredited Seawork Conference; enabling both exhibitors and visitors to keep in touch with business developments and trends. Long-term partners include: Maritime and Coastguard Agency, UK Harbour Master Association, Renewable Energy Association, International Jack-Up Barge Owners' Association and UK Ministry of Defence.

With five exhibition halls, extensive waterside exhibits and 890 metres of pontoons Seawork is the platform for commercial marine businesses; attracting over 610 exhibitors bringing in excess of 10,000 products and services and over 70 vessels to a global audience of over 7,600 visitors from more than 70 countries. Many up-and-coming companies take advantage of the turnkey low-cost exhibition option found in the Small Business Enterprise Zone.

Seawork International 2018 runs 3rd - 5th July at Mayflower Park in Southampton, UK. Visit http://www.seawork.com for latest information and updates.


Posted 2018-01-08 17:24:12


Blue Growth Opportunities for Businesses, 14th March 2018, OI London

Marine South East will be hosting an event during OI at Excel in London on Wednesday 14th March 2018 to present an overview of Blue Growth Opportunities for businesses.

The event will include speakers from companies investing in the Blue Economy and will explore how clusters can promote these opportunities.

More details of this event will be posted on the Marine South East website nearer the time.


Posted 2018-02-01 11:49:16


SMI has partnered with DIT to organise a trade mission to Brazil, 19th – 21st March 2018.

The mission will be based in Rio de Janeiro and the focal point will be the Tuesday seminar. There will be presentation opportunities for all mission companies as part of the seminar. On the surrounding days there will be arranged visits and meetings with shipyards, ship owners and oil companies.

The Brazilian shipbuilding industry is focused on delivering a variety of vessels: Oil & Gas, Patrol/workboat, River and Port Transport.

Currently in the region of 136 vessels are on the order-books. These shipyards and owners are being invited to the event.

*The core program is Monday to Wednesday. If you wish DIT to arrange further meetings on the 22nd or 23rd a cost may be incurred.

There are 12 places available on the Mission and one person per company is preferred unless space is available.

Companies already operating in Brazil are also able to attend.

For further information and flyer details please contact Tom Chant, Director of Business Development and Secretary to the AMSI & BMEA Councils
e: tom.chant@maritimeindustries.org
t: 0207 628 2555


Posted 2018-01-08 17:35:39


SMM Hamburg 4th-7th September 2018 - DIT TAP Grants available

In the shipbuilding, equipment, and services market this exhibition stands out as the must do industry event. SMM Hamburg, with 2,200 exhibitors and 90,000 square metres of exhibition space this is on a scale of no other show.

SMM reaches out to shipbuilders, repairers and converters from all over the globe, as well as a number of ship-owners/operators. The majority of the 50,000 visitors are decision making buyers as well as leading agents and distributors from all over the world.

The Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) is the organiser for the UK Showcase Group. SMI are aware that many companies would like to exhibit but with budget restrictions they walk the show instead. This showcase offer is intended to bridge the gap between "walking the show" and the investment required in a full stand.

Showcase Lightwall Stand - SMI are proposing to have approx. 36sqm space within the UK Pavilion at the back of the stand for a lightwall and each showcase company will have one spot approx 800mm x 800mm in size to display a logo and web site address.

DIT are looking to support this important international exhibition. Inward missions of delegates, networking opportunities, promotional UK brochures, attendance of commercial officers etc are being discussed with SMI. Any company signed up would be kept abreast of updates on DIT activity.

DIT TAP Grants are available for this show worth £1,500 for eligible companies. Please request application form and Terms and Conditions.

For more information and booking details please visit:

http://www.maritimeindustries.org/write/Uploads/Events%202017/Event%20Flyers%202017/SMM_Hamburg_2018_LIGHTWALL_Showcase_Information_and_Registration_Form.pdf


Posted 2018-01-16 12:01:21