Email News June 2018


Welcome to the June 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 2018-05-02 13:45:26


Marine Industry Waterfront Storage Land Opportunity

A unique opportunity for marine industry on the River Medina has arisen at the Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) owned Kingston Wharf site in East Cowes, for the rental of 1.5 acres of prime waterfront storage land with all-tide deep-water access and wharfage.

The availability of this strategic marine employment site has come about as a result of the decision by current tenant Isle of Wight Aggregates to consolidate their operations at Medina Wharf.

Harbour Master Capt. Stuart McIntosh, said: "The Commission is very keen to see the Kingston Wharf site continued to be used as a traditional cargo wharf or for marine based employment, to the benefit of Cowes Harbour and the Island as a whole.

"We are therefore seeking a new tenant that can benefit from utilising the wharfage and the potential opportunity of the land and all-tide wharf access."

Kingston Wharf lies on the eastern bank of the River Medina, in East Cowes, Isle of Wight. The wharf adjoins the CHC owned Cowes Harbour Services Boatyard. Road access with good HGV accessibility is via Kingston Road. This gives easy access to the Red Funnel car ferry terminal, which is circa 1 mile to the north and provides a regular car ferry service to Southampton.

The wharf comprises a level site totalling approximately 1.5 acres. The south and north boundaries are fenced and the eastern boundary comprises an embankment, with fencing above. The western edge of the site comprises the river wharf, which is 60 metres in length, with a water depth of circa 2 metres below chart datum.

In addition to its direct river access, the site adjoins a bespoke hoist dock, which is served by a 40 tonne travel hoist. This is operated by Cowes Harbour Services, which is the marine services division of site owners Cowes Harbour Commission, the Statutory Harbour Authority for the port of Cowes.

The wharf was last used for the import and processing of aggregate and the existing planning permission is for this use. The Local Planning Authority has indicated that they would view favourably applications for a change of use to alternative marine based employment uses and/or development.

Interested parties are encouraged to view the letting particulars on CHC's website at http://www.cowesharbourcommision.co.uk and to discuss their intentions with property consultants Vail Williams who can provide further guidance.


Posted 2018-05-21 11:44:27


Opportunity to exhibit in the Composites UK Pavilion at Seawork 2018

Composites UK are organising a member pavilion at the 2018 Seawork exhibition taking place 3rd-5th July 2018 in Southampton.

Seawork International is Europe's largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition. Seawork is regarded as the industry's one-stop-shop, providing buyers, legislators and influencers with direct access to the commercial marine and workboat market, its products, its innovations and its people, for three invaluable days every year. Since 1998 Seawork International has delivered a unique on-shore and on-water trade exhibition. Nowadays, Seawork comprises an exhibition, conference and awards, attracting over 7,600 industry professionals, 10,500 products and services, together with over 70 vessels.

Composites UK are organising a member pavilion at this event. Each exhibitor will receive one side of a pod, lockable cabinet, graphics, electrical socket, one stool, access to shared meeting table, full 125 word editorial in the Seawork catalogue and on the website for a price of £2000 + VAT. Price may reduce depending upon final number of exhibiting companies but won't be more than £2k.

Email events@compositesuk.co.uk for more information.


Posted 2018-05-21 12:27:59


Funding available to improve your employee skills in the Solent area

Fully funded courses is just one of the benefits on offer as part of the Employee Support in Skills programme which is offered to SMEs in the Solent area.

Employees Support in Skills is a new initiative co-funded by the European Social Fund and the Skills Funding Agency to manage a programme of skills delivery across the Solent area. The programme is run by the CSW Group and offers a value new service for businesses within the Solent area.

The service can offer your business:

* A training needs analysis which is matched to the business objectives of your organisation
* An assessment exploring the skills profile of your employees and how this relates to your business requirements
* Bespoke training, for eligible employees, in line with your business needs
* Access to professional, leadership and management training
* Support to help your employees progress into further education or an apprenticeship

The project runs until 31st March 2019 and is particularly aimed at the marine, composites, advanced engineering and manufacturing sectors as well as other areas.

Delivery is focused on accredited provision at levels 3 and 4 and will support individuals to progress onto full qualifications.

The service is delivered through a range of local delivery partners including Southampton City College who offer fully funded short courses (6 - 8 weeks) in Coaching and Mentoring and First Line Management.

For Southampton City College information please contact Victoria Odey, Victoria.Odey@Southampton-City.ac.uk

For more general information on the Solent Funding, please contact CSW Group
solentsf@cswgroup.co.uk


Posted 2018-05-29 11:50:41


Lloyds Maritime Academy postgraduate level online learning

In today's job climate, more employers than ever are looking for students to have postgraduate qualifications as well as industry experience. However not everyone can take time out from their career to pursue university accredited qualifications.

Lloyd's Maritime Academy partners with universities to provide accredited postgraduate degrees for the maritime industry.

Combining our 40 years of experience in delivering education to shipping professionals with the university's teaching expertise and academic rigour, these courses are designed to provide you with the competitive edge you need.

To find out more please follow the link: https://tinyurl.com/ycghxmhf


Posted 2018-05-21 11:56:34


Return to work placements for scientists and engineers

Dstl, part of the Ministry of Defence, has teamed up with the IMarEST and the Women’s Engineering Society to pilot their STEM Returners programme. The programme is aimed at giving experienced science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) professionals the confidence to step back into their careers after time taking off or the opportunity to transfer into another field.

The science and engineering industry has a shortage of skilled workers, but many highly qualified and experienced people are struggling to get back into work.

The Dstl pilot is open to any gender and offers individuals a paid 12-week placement, where they will work on challenging projects that make a real difference to the UK's defence and security. Successful applicants could work in areas such as platform systems, cyber and information systems, or defence and security analysis. Placements are also available with the Defence and Security Accelerator, which manages the £800 million Defence Innovation Initiative.

As well as contributing to exciting and rewarding projects, the programme offers 1-to-1 mentoring, networking opportunities and further career support.

For more information please visit: https://www.stemreturners.com/


Posted 2018-05-21 12:39:15


SpaceWave workshops exploring opportunities for Earth Observation technologies and Blue Growth, 9th and 17th July, various locations and via webinar

The SpaceWave project is hosting 4 workshops which can be attended in person or online via webinar, to identify the current capabilities and opportunities for businesses of using Earth Observation capabilities in sea fisheries, aquaculture, environmental monitoring and water-level rise and coastal erosion monitoring.

Businesses are invited to participate in the workshops which will facilitate discussion among a group of experts and commercial organisations to explore real opportunities, solutions and challenges of using Satellite Applications and Earth Observation technologies.

* Satellite applications in Sea Fisheries, 9th July 2018, 10.30-12.30 am - hosted by Marine South East. Visit http://www.marinesoutheast.co.uk/make_booking/?id=4135 to register to attend and receive webinar details.

* Satellite applications in Aquaculture on 9th July 2018, 14.00- 17.00 pm - hosted by Planetek. Visit https://www.eventbrite.it/e/biglietti-food-from-the-sea-opportunities-for-space-aquaculture-46875190958 to register

* Water-level rise and coastal erosion: The Mekong Delta Region (Vietnam) on 17th July 2018, 09.00-11.30am - hosted by Aerospace Valley. Visit
to register https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6263429951518359809

* Monitoring and surveillance of the marine environment on 17th July 2018, 13.00 - 16.00 - hosted by Pole Mer Mediterranee. Visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3995160553202776066


Posted 2018-06-01 11:02:34


HEVIMA Hybrid propulsion system demo vessel due to be launched

The HEVIMA, Hybrid Electric Propulsion System project which is aimed at small commercial vessels is due to have a working demonstration vessel on the water this summer.

The HEVIMA project is aiming to develop an innovative modular parallel hybrid marine power system that will significantly outperform existing hybrid systems for small commercial vessels.

The ferry vessel, the Kingsley II, run by Cornwall Ferries in Falmouth, is being fitted with the hybrid system. The ferry operator is keen to exploit the silent and low pollution advantages of the drive system. The refurbished vessel will be offering passenger services in hybrid mode in August with a launch event planned in Falmouth for Friday 21st September 2018, details of which will be circulated nearer the time.

The hybrid propulsion system that has been developed by the HEVIMA consortium, lead by Southampton company REAP systems. A modular design has been used to minimise engineering and installation costs.

This Innovate UK and DSTL funded project is providing a real-life working vessel to show that this novel system is technically possible and viable.

The system offers significant savings in fuel consumption, engine power rating, weight, emissions, noise and vibrations and has the potential to provide significant cost savings and reduced emissions. The technology has been designed to be routinely deployed to provide safe, reliable and repeatable operations in the commercial marine sector.

To be kept informed of the results of this project and to hear news of events and activities please join the HEVIMA Interest Group at:

http://groupspaces.com/HEVIMAInterestGroup/


Posted 2018-05-02 15:22:01


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If so, you are invited to become part of a unique, free pilot to trial the 'Launch Find Engine' for the Marine Sector!

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Please follow the link to register to participate in the trial which will provide invaluable feedback to improve the platform further, in order to support your future business requirements and which will help to drive innovation, growth, productivity and improve the bottom line!

https://goo.gl/forms/b2KfebFCvU5gfew53


Posted 2018-05-01 11:22:49


Innovate UK Innovation Loans - registration closes 6th June 2018

Innovate UK's Innovation Loans for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy are open for registration until 6th June 2018.

Innovate UK has up to £10 million in loans on offer to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Loans are for highly innovative late stage projects with the best game changing and/or disruptive ideas or concepts. There should be a clear route to commercialisation and economic impact.

Projects should aim to develop new products, processes or services (or innovative use of existing ones) believed to be significantly ahead of anything similar in the field.

Your proposal can come from any technology (including arts, design, media or creative industries) and any part of the economy.

Projects must focus on commercialisation, growth or scale up. Priority is given to proposals likely to lead to growth, gains in productivity and/or access to new overseas markets through export.

Projects should last up to 5 years, of which up to 3 years can focus on late stage research and development (R&D), and up to 2 more years on establishing a clear route to commercial success. Loan repayments will be required over a further period of up to 5 years.

Businesses must be able to show that they:

* can cover interest payments
* will be able to repay the loan on time
* need public funding

This is the first in a series of 3 open loan competitions. A further 2 competitions are planned later in the year.

For more information please visit: https://tinyurl.com/ybhfublq


Posted 2018-05-21 11:40:31


Workshop to explore new solutions for Offshore Asset Risk Management, 27th June 2018, NOC, Southampton

The South Coast Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications together with Marine South East and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult will be hosting this event taking place 1-4.15pm on 27th June 2018, at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton.

Capabilities in autonomous systems and satellite applications are advancing rapidly and offer potential for improved cost-effectiveness in managing offshore assets and expanding functionality as assets move further offshore.

These trends have been explored and evidenced in previous events hosted by the South Coast Centre of Excellence. Now the intention is to focus on specific innovation targets and funding opportunities to realise these advances.

A wide variety of current challenges to offshore asset and risk management have been identified, including:

* Optimising maintenance scheduling to minimise maintenance costs and unplanned failures;
* Improving marine operations to enhance utilisation of vessel fleets and offshore service personnel
* Enhanced risk identification (eg weather risk, seas state, scour damage, oil spill, algal bloom) and characterisation to optimise remediation options and evidence decision-making.

In parallel, there is ongoing advancement in key enabling technologies that could, singly or in combination, be exploited in novel solutions to these challenges.

These include:
* Extended capabilities in remote sensing of surface contaminants and sea conditions, using a variety of sensing approaches (such as reflectometry) and satellite options (such as low-cost nanosats)
* Improved functionality of surface and underwater autonomous vehicles and their sensing systems, including advanced communications (through water and satellite)
* Advanced data analytics to generate high added-value to collected data, including model fusion to drive new risk forecasting approaches.

This workshop taking place on 27th June at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, from 1.00-4.15pm will provide an opportunity to discuss state of the art technologies in the above areas, and to highlight priorities for innovative solutions. Participants will be in position to partner in projects that secure investment to pilot these novel solutions.

If you are interested in attending this event please register; there are limited places available.

The full agenda for the event is as follows:

13.00 Introduction, overview and South Coast Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications opportunities – Jonathan Williams, Marine South East

13.15 Offshore Renewables Asset Management – Simon Cheeseman, ORE Catapult

13.30 Seaplanner (Offshore Marine Coordinator) – Steve Pears (MD) SeaRoc/SeaPlanner

13.45 Risk-Based Monitoring – Mark Tipping, Lloyds Register

14.00 IConIC - overview of technology - Jonathan Bowley, STS-Defence

14.10 Autonomous Systems Navigation Planning/ Logistics – John Shimell (BDM) Polaris Consulting

14.25 National Oceanography Centre facilities and capabilities – Aidan Thorn, NOC

14.40 Break – Coffee and Tea

15.00 Catalyst Session – to define projects that fill capability gaps, facilitated by Simon Cheeseman and Jonathan Williams

16.00 Next steps – eg development of ideas into grant/business propositions

16.15 Close of event



Posted 2018-05-31 14:13:08


Find out about the Business Opportunities for Multi-Use Platforms at sea, 4th July 2018, at Seawork Southampton

Marine South East will be hosting a workshop to introduce the concept of multi-use platforms at seas (MUPS), to explore their potential uses and the business opportunities for the supply and value chains. The workshop will take place on Wednesday 4th July 2018 at 10am at Seawork in Southampton, Conference Room 2.

The workshop is hoping to attract people who want to learn more about future applications of offshore platforms, the critical requirements for building and operating them, and to understand the diversification opportunities they present for marine companies.

Topics that will be discussed include the technical and economic feasibility of large floating offshore platforms that can support multiple marine energy devices and other competing revenue generating activities.

Multi-use platforms and their activities have the potential to generate significant new global business opportunities for companies involved with:

* Design and engineering
* Production and fabrication
* Installation and decommissioning
* Operation and maintenance
* Equipment supply
* Sensing and remote monitoring systems
* ICT infrastructure

Potential uses for Multi-use platforms are wind, wave and current renewable energy, aquaculture, port facilities and security but there are many more.

The platforms would need support facilities such as service craft similar to wind-farm support craft and vessels to transport aquaculture production.

This open workshop will be hosted by Marine South East under the auspices of ENTROPI and OPEC which are European funded projects looking at Multi-Use Platforms at Sea. The workshop will take place on Wednesday 4th July 2018 in Conference Room 2 at Seawork in Southampton. To register your place please click on the link below:

You will also need to register yourself to attend Seawork at the following link - attendance at Seawork is free:

http://www.seawork.com


Posted 2018-05-22 07:07:21