News

New guidance published to help employers recruit more apprentices

New apprenticeship funding rules and management processes are being introduced for new apprenticeshi...

Design Foundations funding round 2 now open for applications

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1 million in early-stage, human-centred design projects. These proje...

Events

Visit to the COAST (Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Transport) Laboratory at the University of Plymouth, 26th and 27th June 2017

The Society of Maritime Industries is hosting a visit to the Coast (Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Tran...

Annual SMI reception and buffet lunch for foreign naval attaches and advisers in London, 27th June 2017, London

The Society of Maritime Industries will once again be hosting the foreign naval attachés & advis...

Current Projects - COLUMBUS: Knowledge Transfer for Blue Growth

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COLUMBUS: Knowledge Transfer for Blue Growth...

The marine environment constitutes two-thirds of our planet and offers huge potential for citizens' well-being, with extensive resources that form the basis for many economic activities. Europe is emerging from the worst financial crisis in recent history and rebuilding our economy demands that we identify sustainable opportunities for jobs and economic growth. The ocean is a source of food, water, energy and raw materials; a medium for tourism, transport and commerce; and, can provide solutions to many societal challenges. Nevertheless the ocean is neither inexhaustible nor immune to damage. Marine and maritime research has a critical role to play in developing our understanding of the seas and advancing technology so that we can grow their economic potential in a sustainable manner. However, key substantial research results are not always known or exploited when they could be of use to marine and maritime stakeholders (e.g. scientists and policymakers).

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COLUMBUS project ambassadors driving impact for Blue Growth...

For the first three days of March 2016, over 50 participants will converge in Brussels to review and learn from the first year of the COLUMBUS project, the European Commission’s flagship Blue Growth initiative and representative of their most substantial investment in Knowledge Transfer to date.

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