- 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
- Concluding remarks
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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 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). Staff 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.