What does the world of marine engineering, science and technology mean to you? Travel? A world that still awaits exploration? An intriguing eco system? An exciting career? The ability to solve problems using sophisticated technology or know-how? Never a dull day? Being part of a team? Literally being on a voyage of discovery?
The answers are endless, but Seavision and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) are looking for just one photograph from you that sums up what’s in your mind when you hear the words.
There are three classes, one for 11-14 year olds, one for 15-18 year olds, and one with no age limits for those who work in the sector. Just one imaginative shot and a descriptive caption are what will gain the winner in each class a Nexus 7 Tablet. Full information on how to enter is at www.seavision.org.uk/competitions and the competition is open until 20 December 2013, with winners notified by 31 January 2014. So, spread the word far and wide, and get snapping!
Seavision is the national on-going campaign to enthuse the young people of today about the maritime opportunities of tomorrow. Awareness of, and interest in, the diversity of the maritime/marine sector is promoted through educational and maritime career related activities, for 11 to 22 year olds. Research shows that few people understand how crucial the sea and the maritime sector are to modern life. Fewer still are aware of the vast range of diverse, interesting and exciting maritime activities and careers. The sector employs over 531, 000 people directly and indirectly, contributing more than £26.5 billion each year to the UK economy.
About IMarEST –
The IMarEST is an international membership body and learned society for all marine professionals. The IMarEST (a registered charity) is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body. It is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership of around 15, 000 based in over 100 countries, and its Early Career Professionals network connects students, graduates, postgraduates and professionals with the IMarEST.
Working with the global marine community, the IMarEST promotes the scientific development of marine engineering, science and technology, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and upholding the status, standards and expertise of marine professionals worldwide.
Engineering leaders convened earlier this month at the start of London International Shipping Week (LISW) for a roundtable discussion on the extent of the industry’s skill shortage. The event was one of the first to bring together representatives from the UK naval and defence, commercial, leisure, shipping and offshore sectors. A key topic of debate was the first look at survey results polling 500 hiring authorities, which confirmed 93% believe they are working in a skill gap market. Matchtech and the IMarEST, who organised the roundtable, will be producing a white paper report in mid-late November that outlines recommendations on how graduates, employers, education institutions and influencers can work together to ensure the marine industry is sustainable for the future.
IMarEST runs a series of industry leading and technically excellent events and conferences as well as publishing internationally recognised publications: Marine Engineers Review (MER); Shipping World and Shipbuilder; Maritime IT and Electronics; Marine Scientist; and Offshore Technology. www.imarest.org