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The UK is due to leave the European Union on 31st October 2019. In preparation for this event, The Department of Transport Tourism and Sport (DTTAS), supported by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO), is organising a workshop in Dublin in September 2019. This workshop will allow shipping and port companies, importers and exporters to discuss maritime connectivity, trade patterns and capacity demands in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
The Smart Maritime Network (SMN) Conference in Tokyo will provide a platform to promote the benefits of enhanced integration and data sharing among stakeholders within the maritime and transport logistics sectors; informing and educating on technological developments and innovations, while providing wider opportunities for relationship building, business development and knowledge sharing.
Cruise Critic awards the highest-rated cruise destinations in 18 cruise regions across the globe in its annual Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards 2019
XOCEAN has successfully delivered ground-breaking projects for BP using their Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs)
SafeTrx, the marine tracking and alerting technologies suite built by 8 West Consulting, has been significantly augmented with the addition of the mSafety wearable and platform provided by Network Communications Europe, part of the Sony Group.
ESPO congratulates Port of Ceuta, Shannon Foynes Port Company and Port of Melilla for getting EcoPorts’ environmental standard (PERS)
AERSUB an innovative, patented in-situ subsea power cable repair habitat was launched by Co. Wexford based Irish Sea Contractors to reduce cable repair costs by up to 50% in 0 – 200m water depths and address a growing demand in the global offshore wind power cable market.
Ocean data collection company, XOCEAN, has announced 60 new jobs. It comes as the firm opened its new Technical Centre near Carlingford, Co. Louth last week.
Microsoft Corp.’s venture arm, M12, just announced it’s leading an $11 million Series A funding round for Nautilus Labs, a New York startup that uses artificial intelligence for fuel efficiency on ships.
The IMDO welcomes the news that planning permission has been granted for the revolutionary €35m floating data centre set to be moored on the banks of the River Shannon, in a move which could create up to 124 jobs.
Based in Galway, P&O Maritime is currently seeking to recruit an HSEQ OFFICER. The position is responsible for Health, Safety, Environment and Quality performance of P&O Maritime’s Ireland and UK Business Units.
In line with the previously published fleet development program, CLdN Ro-Ro SA is pleased to announce the expansion of their Irish service, which is now achievable as new build vessels arrive into the fleet.
The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) has published its report “IPORES 2018 - A Review of Irish Ports Offshore Renewable Energy Services”.
The Second Transnational Call for research proposals under the ERA-NET MarTERA (Maritime and Marine Technologies for a new Era) is now open.
On 24 January, the Inland Waterway Transport Sector released its Strategic Research Agenda to the European Commission. The sector based the Strategic Research Agenda on its ability to address EU challenges, to meet the COP21 objectives and societal needs by adopting emerging technologies towards 2050. The IMDO welcomes the publication of this Strategic Research Agenda for Europe's Maritime sector.
The French Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne met with Transport Minister Shane Ross in Dublin on November 23rd 2018. They discussed European affairs and the France-Ireland maritime relation. The two ministers also examined an extension of maritime links between French and Irish ports - and potential maritime cooperation projects.
A project located on the Shannon Estuary that will re-purpose an existing site to provide specialist infrastructure and accommodation, making the facility available for maritime and cruise liner related training as well as a test bed for renewable technologies receives €1,759,226 in funding.
A revolutionary €35m floating data centre is set to be moored on the banks of the River Shannon, in a move which could create 124 jobs.
The IMDO have produced a report, “The implications of Brexit on the Use of the Landbridge”. The report uses quantitative and qualitative methods to determine the volume of Irish imports and exports that use the UK landbridge on an annual basis. The report also proposes seven Government recommendations to mitigate against any negative impacts of Brexit on Irish economic sectors and transport routes.
The Marine Institute are partners on a new EU project titled 'EU Marine Robots’ which will provide universities, research centres and industry with an opportunity to apply for funding to access a range of infrastructures such as ROVs, AUVs & gliders
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