Email News January 2020


Welcome to the January 2020 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 2019-12-02 09:38:18


Onboard; a Ports and Logistics project looking at apprenticeships concludes.

The Onboard Project, co-funded by the EU Erasmus program completed its work in September 2019. Partners from Ireland, Portugal and the UK commenced work in late 2017 to establish an apprenticeships model focusing on Port and Logistics.

The Onboard Project worked with employers and training organisations to develop apprenticeships meeting the sector's future needs.

The increasing use of electronic data, autonomous systems and Artificial Intelligence will have a major impact on the way ports and logistics operate in the future particularly as the Blue Economy grows. Traditional jobs will become redundant but new roles will occur. Digital Skills will become increasingly important and staff with need to have the relevant IT skills linked with a knowledge of port and logistic operations.

To ensure the workforce has the appropriate skills to meet the new ways of working employers and training providers need to work together to develop suitable apprenticeship training.

The Project's final newsletter reports on the work undertaken and is available to view at the following link:

http://onboard-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Newsletter_3edition_EN-1.pdf


Posted 2019-12-31 09:28:56


UK Businesses asked to complete Blue Growth Innovation Survey

The Periscope Blue Growth Innovation Network is undertaking an international survey on blue growth innovation and business development.

Business leaders are being asked to complete the survey in order to build a picture about innovation and business development activities, financing needs, public business support and sustainability priorities.

Given your proximity to the targeted companies and that your main interest is providing high-value solutions, this study can provide you with important research findings that you may use to improve your member services.

Please complete the survey at the following link: https://bluegrowth.questionpro.com/

The Periscope project is fully compliant with GDPR regulations and will respect your confidentiality policies.

The responses will be strictly confidential and restricted to the Periscope project's research team (South Norway European Office). Data from this research will be anonymized for other Periscope partners, and aggregated results published, hence, your information will be coded and will remain confidential.

The results of the study will be presented by the Periscope Blue Growth Innovation Network to the European Commission and policymakers around the North Sea; it will thus contribute to the development of new policies and plans for the blue economy in the North Sea Region.

All participating organisations will receive a copy of the survey report.


Posted 2019-12-11 09:34:21


Port Masterplanning white paper published

ABPmer and the British Ports Association have published a white paper highlighting how masterplanning can contribute to genuine growth in coastal regions as well as help ports communicate their strategies and visions to stakeholders

Recognising the ports industry as an important economic driver, the paper intends to help local, regional and national planners become aware of the potential of masterplans.

The paper is part of a Port Futures programme led by the industry trade body, the British Ports Association (BPA) and marine consultancy ABPmer. Both see port masterplans and the process through which they are developed as an extremely useful way in which ports can shape and communicate their strategic plans by engaging with regional planners.

The paper highlights that port masterplanning deals directly with two of the most challenging issues facing the ports industry; first, understanding the nature of the rapid commercial, environmental, technical and social changes that are expected to hit economies over the coming decades. Second, responding appropriately to such changes. For the ports industry, these present big challenges and exciting opportunities. Successful ports will make the most coherent and strategic infrastructure and property investment.

Ports are critical to the UK economy, handling 95% of UK trade and directly employing over 115,000 people. These jobs and the economic activity generated by ports are also incredibly valuable to local communities.

The masterplanning process can help communicate the work ports are doing to engage with, and benefit, their local communities. Separately and recently the BPA has compiled some examples of community and stakeholder initiatives across UK ports. The BPA wants to signal that not only do ports act as national hubs and drive regional growth, they also strive to give back and support their local communities. This report is available at the following link:

https://www.britishports.org.uk/system/files/documents/bpa_community_report.pdf



Posted 2019-12-02 09:44:47


Nominations are now open for the 2020 European Commercial Marine Awards

Recognising the depth of excellence in commercial marine, the European Commercial Marine Awards (ECMAs) will be presented at Seawork 2020; nominations for these awards are now open.

These awards celebrate the outstanding individuals and innovative companies that comprise this important industry sector.

The following awards are up for nominations:

* Young Person Development Award - WIN a 850 bursary!
* Maritime Sustainability Award
* Maritime Professional of the Year Award
* Lifetime Achievement Award
* M&CCE Best Project Award

Innovations Showcase Category Awards:

* Vessel Design & Construction
* Marine Civil Engineering & Construction
* Marine Equipment, Electronics & Materials
* Diving & Underwater Technology
* Renewable Energy
* Safety & Training

Anyone who exhibits or works for a Seawork or M&CCE Expo Exhibitor can be nominated, and the winner will be decided by a panel of judges, including Jake Frith, Editor - Maritime Journal.

To make your nomination please follow the link:

https://www.seawork.com/ecmawards/nominate-now!


Posted 2019-12-04 13:03:16


US/UK partnerships in offshore wind

Innovate UK will invest up to 1.5m in UK companies partnering with US consortia to work on projects as part of the US $40m national offshore wind research and development programme.

The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (the Consortium) is administering the grant program funded predominately by the US Department of Energy, New York State Research and Development Authority and several states.

Innovate UK launched an expression of interest competition on the 4th November 2019. Applicants must address one or more of the nine challenge areas as outlined in the current NYSERDA solicitation. These are:

* Array performance and control optimisation
* Cost-reducing turbine support structures for the US market
* Floating structure mooring concepts for shallow and deep waters
* Power system design and innovation
* Comprehensive wind resource assessment
* Development of a metocean reference site
* Heavy lift vessel alternatives
* Offshore wind digitisation through advanced analytics
* Technology solutions to accelerate US supply chain

For more information please visit:

https://ktn-uk.co.uk/news/us-uk-partnerships-in-offshore-wind-rd-new-1-5m-competition


Posted 2019-12-04 13:12:38


Get Inspired Portsmouth, 22nd January 2020, Portsmouth

Get Inspired Portsmouth raises awareness and understanding of the career and work opportunities that exist within the great firms in Portsmouth and the travel to work area.

The event plans to influence at least 1000 young people aged 11 - 16 years-old.

Key to our future prosperity are our young people - and the skills and capabilities that they possess. To help reduce future skills gaps research has shown it is important that young people are inspired by businesses from a young age.

Get Inspired Portsmouth is an exciting, fun, interactive event that showcases the work of employers and career opportunities. Businesses are invited to provide an interactive activity related to their organisation/industry for young people to participate in.

There is no charge to attend. The event is funded by amazing supporters and sponsors that want to help inspire young people and raise their aspirations. There are still sponsorship spaces for Get Inspired Portsmouth available.

For more information please visit: https://www.ebpsouth.co.uk/Event/gip20exhibit


Posted 2019-11-07 15:21:03


Innovation Showcase 2020, 22nd January 2020, Fareham

Fareham Innovation Centre will be hosting an Innovation Showcase 2020 giving businesses an opportunity to see 30 exhibits of the latest innovation and solutions.

There will also be tours of the building, free lunch and free parking.

The Fareham Innovation Centre top quality facilities and in-residence business support continues to attract many exciting new businesses.

This second annual Innovation Showcase event is your special opportunity to come to visit the centre, located on the Solent Airport in Lee-on the-Solent, and check out the latest product and solution innovations being developed and launched by start-up, early stage and mature dynamic companies.

There will be lunch at 12:45 hrs and refreshments throughout the event. This will be a great start of year networking opportunity. Invite all your friends. Come celebrate your successes too!

Date and Time: Wednesday 22nd January 2020

10:00 - 14:00 GMT

Location: Fareham Innovation Centre, 4 Meteor Way, Lee-on-the-Solent, Fareham, PO13 9FU

For more information and to register please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fareham-innovation-centre-innovation-showcase-2020-tickets-53724252686


Posted 2019-12-31 09:19:22


INdiGO Bio-degradable fishing gear event, 12th February 2020, Lorient, France

INdiGO (INnovative fishing gear for Ocean) is a new EU Interreg co-funded project to develop prototype biodegradable fishing gear.

The project partners and various external speakers will be present on February 12th 2020 at the kick-off event in Lorient to address the following themes:

* Introduction: environmental and societal issues
* The context: plastic pollution, the economic impacts of marine litter
* Alternative solutions: on board solutions, recycling of fishing gear, biodegradable plastics, engaging professionals as actors in transitions
* Industrial challenges in response of new materials

The event will take place on 12th February 2020, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm at the University of South Brittany - Amphi Science 1, 2 Rue le Coat Saint-Haouen, 56321 Lorient

To register to attend the event please visit:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebZ9vHhix1U4mbbbGcGlLTBtb2hEuIwFvLxT1uPRbBnWVU4w/viewform?usp=sf_link

Led by the University of South Brittany, the INdIGO project will reduce the total quantity of plastic present in the France/English Channel area by 3% through the development of biodegradable fishing gear, as well as improving habitat quality and maintaining biodiversity.

For more information please contact:

claire.allanos@univ-ubs.fr or morgan.deroine@univ-ubs.fr


Posted 2019-12-04 13:27:29