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Maritime Foundation to host Plymouth event, One Ocean – Seven Seas

One Ocean, Seven Seas

The Maritime Foundation will host a free public event, supported by the University of Plymouth Marine Institute and The Nautical Institute on Friday, 8 July 2022 at the University of Plymouth’s Devonport Lecture Theatre coinciding with the Nautical Institute’s celebrations in Plymouth, marking its 50 years as an organisation.

One Ocean – Seven Seas is open to all and will highlight the issues and challenges facing the world’s ocean and seas and consider ways forward.


  • Welcome – Paul G Wright MNM FNI
  • Britain’s Dependence on the Sea and Seafarers – Rear Admiral Chris Parry CBE PhD, Author and Broadcaster
  • Safeguarding the Marine Environment – Dr Heather Koldewey PhD, Zoological Society of London and University of Exeter
  • Innovation and Autonomy at Sea – Kevin Forshaw BSc MBA, Director of Industrial and Strategic Partnerships, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Plymouth
  • Questions
  • Concluding remarks

Register your attendance via Eventbrite here

Further information

The Maritime Foundation
The Maritime Foundation was founded in the early 1980s. It is a charity which aims to promote Britain’s interests across the entire maritime sector. Its purpose is to inform and raise public and parliamentary awareness of the importance of Britain’s maritime industries, commerce and defence through education, training and research, as well as through the foundation’s annual Maritime Media Awards. The Maritime Foundation has published a wide range of reports on the need for a coherent maritime policy, including major studies on the British merchant fleet and its linkages, defence matters, marine leisure, shore-based infrastructure, maritime skills, and their contribution to the nation’s economy.

The Nautical Institute
The Nautical Institute is the international professional body for qualified seafarers and others with an interest in nautical matters. It has consultancy status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Sstaff of the University of Plymouth’s School of Maritime Studies were involved in the founding of The Nautical Institute in 1972, which this year 2022, celebrates its 50th anniversary. It is a progressive and well-respected body of 7,000 members associated with 50 branches across the world. It has consultative status at the IMO.

The University of Plymouth Marine Institute
Maritime education and training at Plymouth was established in 1862. Inaugurated in 2006, the mission of the Marine Institute is to develop a pool of world-leading experts whose knowledge will help provide practical solutions for a sustainable marine future. The Marine Institute is accomplishing its objectives through an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to marine and maritime research, education and innovation.