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Oceansgate Marine Technology Webinar Series -In partnership Maritime UK SW

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Plymouth City Council has organised a programme of webinars to showcase exactly what our thriving marine sector has to offer.

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In partnership with Maritime UK South West and other local partners, the team at the Oceansgate Marine Technology Enterprise Zone in Plymouth are overcoming Covid-19 barriers to face to face networking and collaboration by hosting a regular programme of marine technology webinars. The events will provide a platform for the world class marine technology offer in the surrounding area with topics including access to innovation funding and support, marine autonomy, case studies covering leading edge tech development and showcasing world class strengths in the SW.

Maritime UK South West will add to the programme by enabling South West exposure to national programmes and opportunities and will also highlight investment opportunities in the area.

The webinars will be part of an ongoing series to be held each Wednesday at 11am, enabling businesses a regular time to plug in to new opportunities.

The Programme of webinars will be as followed:

Wednesday 15 July - Skills in the Marine sector

  • City College Plymouth’s strategic direction in support of the maritime Sector.
  • Progressive qualifications within Marine Autonomy the journey from level 5 to level 7
  • Higher and degree apprenticeships, how City College Plymouth can support employers across the region.

Wednesday 29 July - Plymouth Marine Laboratory & PML Applications

  • Presenter will be given by – Professor Icarus Allen, Chief Executive .
  • The presentation will focus on introducing Plymouth Marine Laboratory and PML Applications Ltd

Wednesday 12 August - University of Plymouth: USV Cetus: Open Platform for Marine Sensing & Remote Operations

  • Explore Plymouth’s first open access USV platform.
  • Learn about the leading marine and maritime expertise behind Cetus and the new talent created.
  • Opportunity to pitch ideas and ask questions to create your own R&D project using USV Cetus.

Wednesday 26 August - Autonomy in Plymouth

  • Marine AI Ltd is a software engineering firm specialising in edge-based sensor-driven cognitive artificial intelligence to deliver safety-critical marine autonomy.
  • Marine AI Ltd is developing a product set called Guardian that encompasses decision-support to manned vessel operations (Guardian Manned) as well as autonomous control of unmanned vessels (Guardian Autonomy).
  • Marine AI Ltd is working in partnership with IBM and Red Hat.

Wednesday 9 September - Maritime UK SW

  • Floating Offshore Wind
  • Funding Marine Innovation
  • Invitation to trade
  • Delivering Maritime 2050

Wednesday 16 September - The Mayflower Autonomous Ship

  • In September 2020, one of the world's first fully autonomous ships will cross the Atlantic with no human captain or on board crew
  • The mission will not only commemorate the 400th anniversary of the original Mayflower voyage, but also advance technologies that could transform the shipping industry and help us to gather critical data about the ocean.

Wednesday 23rd September - Three Case Studies of Advanced Technologies in the field of Marine Biology from the Marine Biological Association

• 7 million miles of CPR Survey - keeping an historical time series relevant (David Johns) - applying new techniques and technology and modern applications.

• Bio-logging of Ocean Predators (Professor David Sims) - satellite-based tracking of sharks and vessels in relation to environmental changes, development and deployment of tags for quantifying responses to low dissolved oxygen and using shark physiological and behavioural data to understand responses to fishing and climate change for conservation.

• An overview of cell and molecular marine biology research at the MBA (Professor Michael Cunliffe) - living resources, model organisms and collections and the role of the new, world class Huxley microscopy suite in our cell and molecular research.

Wednesday 7th October -Driving innovation in the marine sector:

• How is innovation in the marine sector being stimulated through Government Policy and investment

• Overview of how ktn supports organisations to innovate

• Specific programmes related to the marine and maritime sectors:

o Decarbonising Ports & Harbours Special Interest Group - how to get involved, how to contribute

o Innovation Exchange - offshore wind, marine engineering

By signing up to these free webinars you are consenting to Oceansgate, Maritime UK SW & MBTC contacting you in the future regarding marine related information or events

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