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UK Maritime Services welcomes new assistant director for Modernising Maritime Education

23/03/2021 00:00:00 Dr Carole Davis, Deputy Director for Modernising Maritime Education, joined the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) as part of the UK Maritime Services Directorate in early 2021.

£20 million fund to propel green shipbuilding launched

22/03/2021 00:00:00 The future of clean maritime technology is taking another big step forward, bringing benefits and opportunities for vessel owners and operators. Through our Maritime Future Technologies team we’re acting as a technical partner for this competition which is set to help shape the future for decarbonising UK maritime.

Ambitions to reduce shipping emissions charged by future technology research

22/03/2021 00:00:00 New research into the viability of battery technologies for maritime operations will be used by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to inform its on-going assessment of future technologies.

Consultation into Polar Code due to begin today

17/03/2021 00:00:00 Consultation on putting international rules designed to protect polar regions and those that sail on them into UK law, is due to begin today.  The rules cover safety-related requirements for some of the toughest environments on earth including ship design, construction and equipment as well as the protection of the unique eco-systems of the polar regions.

Just how is the maritime industry shaping up for the future?

10/03/2021 00:00:00 To mark British Science Week, we’ve put together an overview of how science and technology is driving the solutions for the shipping of the future, with a look at real life autonomous shipping projects.