15 February 2024

South Hampshire College Group Acquires Digital Training Vessel Powered by Robosys AI

The South Hampshire College Group (SHCG) has announced its acquisition of a Digital Training Vessel (DTV) powered by Robosys AI, supported by funding from the Department for Education's Local Skills Improvement Fund (LSIF). This strategic investment addresses the growing demand for maritime skills in the Solent region and across the UK.

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15 February 2024

Get Set for Workboat 2050 - The Relative Benefits of Retrofit vs New Build

The maritime industry is at the forefront of innovation and technology, seeking sustainable solutions to decarbonise workboats. Session 3 of the Get Set for Workboat 2050 series, scheduled for Thursday March 21 at 10:00 UTC, will delve into the comparisons between retrofitting existing vessels and constructing new ones.

14 February 2024

Introduction to Offshore Wind USA Webinar

The offshore wind industry is a rapidly growing sector, offering a wealth of opportunities for businesses across a variety of sectors and markets. Recognising this potential, The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) has organised a series of webinars to provide businesses with a comprehensive overview of the industry and its opportunities. The second webinar in the series, scheduled for Wednesday, 27 March 2024, from 15:00 to 16:30, will focus on the USA. This session will provide a detailed insight into doing business in the US market, which currently has 52 GW of offshore wind projects in the pipeline and has seen over $10bn invested in the offshore wind sector.

14 February 2024

Join the UK-EU Green Skills Workshop for Sustainable Workforce Solutions

The Department of Business and Trade (DBT) has announced an innovative initiative to promote collaboration between UK and EU skills providers, businesses, and advisors. In partnership with UK Skills Partnership, the UK Mission to the EU is hosting a Green Skills Workshop in Brussels on Thursday, 29th February 2024, from 2-7 pm.

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14 February 2024

A&P Falmouth Hosts UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak During National Apprenticeship Week

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visited A&P Falmouth on Thursday, February 8, as part of National Apprenticeship Week. Addressing A&P Falmouth's workforce in the Engineering Hall, Prime Minister Sunak emphasised the pivotal role of apprenticeships in shaping a skilled workforce. An engaging Q&A session followed, fostering direct communication between the Prime Minister, A&P employees, and apprentices.

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8 February 2024

BMT Unveils Future-Ready 48m SOV at Offshore Support Journal Conference

During the Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference, BMT, a global leader in ship design, engineering, and marine consultancy, introduced its cutting-edge 48m Service Operation Vessel (SOV). The vessel, designed to usher in a new era in offshore operations, prioritises safety, comfort, and operational efficiency, focusing on eco-friendly practices.

8 February 2024

SMI Explores UK Participation in Navalshore 2024 in Brazil with DBT and British Consulate-General

The Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) is collaborating with the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) and the British Consulate-General Rio de Janeiro to assess interest from companies keen on joining Navalshore, scheduled for August 2024 in Brazil.

8 February 2024

Connected Places Catapult Launches 'Maritime SME Funding Guide' for Sustainable Innovation

Connected Places Catapult, a leading innovation centre, has recently unveiled its comprehensive "Maritime SME Innovation Funding Guide" to assist entrepreneurs, start-ups, SMEs, and growing companies in the maritime industry. The guide is a valuable resource for those seeking funding solutions to drive innovation or address maritime challenges.

8 February 2024

National Shipbuilding Office Launches Skills Delivery Group

In a recent development, the National Shipbuilding Office has introduced a Skills Delivery Group focusing on revolutionising the skills landscape within the UK shipbuilding industry. The primary objective of this initiative is to encourage collaboration and advance equality, diversity, and inclusion in the maritime sector.

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6 February 2024

Sonardyne Wins Project Upgrade Work in Taiwan

Sonardyne has secured a significant project upgrade with PDE Offshore Corporation, a prominent Taiwanese offshore geophysical and geotechnical investigation company. PDE Offshore has chosen to enhance its underwater acoustic positioning system onboard MV Geo Energy by upgrading to Sonardyne's Ranger 2 USBL system, reinforcing their capabilities in the exploration of offshore renewable energy (ORE) in Taiwan.

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Marine Autonomy Challenge (MAChallenge)

This exciting challenge is open to teams of students studying at UK universities. The first phase involves a video submission and the finals take place in November this year. Each qualifying team will be provided with an industry simulator to enable them to build the autonomous behaviours required to achieve a series of challenges.

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