Seafarers UK sponsors ‘Britain and the Sea’ Conference Reception

In conjunction with the Marine Institute at Plymouth University, the Maritime Foundation has organised a ground-breaking conference exploring the UK’s dependence upon the sea, to be hosted by Plymouth University on 11-12 September 2014.

‘Enriching Britain’s Maritime Capability’

The conference will also mark the launch of the Dartmouth Centre for Seapower and Strategy, a pioneering venture aimed at raising knowledge, awareness and understanding of strategic and defence issues as they relate to maritime affairs, and informing and shaping security policy decision–making through education, training and research.

The conference focus will be on three key themes:

        Seapower in an Age of Uncertainty

        Maritime Human Resource Challenge

        Marine Environment Matters.

Conference organiser Paul Wright – recently retired as Associate Director of the Marine Institute at Plymouth University after a career spanning 35 years in maritime education and training – commented: ‘The conference is set to be challenging, addressing topics at the forefront of the maritime agenda. I am delighted we have attracted as contributors a formidable selection of experts from across the marine and maritime sector.’

Seafarers UK is sponsoring a pre-dinner reception on Thursday 11 September and the charity’s Director General Commodore Barry Bryant will be speaking at the conference on Friday 12 September.

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