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Part of Maritime UK Week (Monday 10 - Sunday 16 October 2022)

Wednesday 12th October 2022
The Spark
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Solent University and Warsash Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) Research Centre (WMRC), invite you to a special event to celebrate Maritime UK Week 2022.

Maritime UK Week 2022 (10-16 October)

This week is dedicated to celebrating the achievements of UK Maritime and reflecting upon the challenges being faced by the sector, which is responsible for enabling 95% of the UK’s global trade.

A series of events and open days have been planned, during which maritime professionals and the public will be invited to explore the world of Maritime.

Maritime UK Week also enables the maritime industries to come together to share progress and recognise the ongoing importance of national priorities including People, Innovation, Regional Growth, Environment and Competitiveness. These priorities correspond to key ambitions set out within the UK Government’s Maritime 2050 Strategy which was published in 2019.

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Programme - Wednesday 12 October 

3pm - Refreshments on arrival and networking, Upper Atrium, The Spark, East Park Terrace campus

3.30pm – Welcome, Palmerston lecture theatre (ground floor), The Spark 

  • Syamantak Bhattacharya, Provost (Chief Academic Officer), Solent University

3.40pm – Presentation, Palmerston lecture theatre, The Spark

  • Speaker 1 (15 mins.): Associate Prof. Zakirul Bhuiyan, Director, WMRC.

Q&A (5 mins.)

  • Speaker 2 (15 mins.): Dr. Helen Devereux, Research Fellow, Warsash Maritime School.

Q&A (5 mins.)

  • Speaker 3 (15 mins.): Dr. Ziaul Haque Munim. Associate Professor of Maritime Logistics, Department of Maritime Operations. University of South-Eastern Norway.

Q&A (5 mins.)

  • Speaker 4 (15 mins.): Julie Carlton, Head of Seafarer Safety and Health, UK Seafarer Services, Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Q&A (5 mins.)

  • Speaker 5 (15 mins.): Andrew Moll OBE, Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents, Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB).

Q&A (5 mins.)

Event Chair: Lars Lippuner, Director, Warsash Maritime School

5-5.30pm – Refreshment and networking, Tea/coffee served in the Maritime Simulation Centre

5.30-6.30pm – Tour of the Maritime Simulation Centre

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About the Warsash MASS Research Centre

The Warsash MASS Research Centre (WMRC) was launched on Tuesday 22 March 2022, with the aim of establishing a world-class Centre of Maritime Excellence and becoming an international leader in maritime research in the field of MASS, Smart Ships, Smart Ports and Maritime teaching and consultancy.

The Centre is working towards exploring the various possibilities of developing MASS technologies and is focussed on studying the impact of these innovative technologies on human elements while working in tandem. The Centre is committed to exploring the pedagogical, professional education and training needs required to make the workforce future-ready, whether working onboard MASS or remotely operating MASS from remote control station