The maritime industry wishes to reach out to people who know little or nothing about the industry. It is largely a low profile industry with little known about it by the world at large both in terms of historic and contemporary knowledge, and also in terms of the vast and useful service it provides to every one of us. However when the industry does get coverage in the press, this tends to be in the wake of an accident or disaster, and is therefore for the wrong reasons and problems and disasters create a negative impression.
This lack of knowledge is perceived to create problems for the industry as a whole, making it difficult for it to take control of its destiny, to promote maritime heritage and to attract the dynamic young talent that it needs.
Our vision is Education. Education of the public and education within maritime circles to take the industry forward technologically and to protect and identify maritime heritage.
The aim of our Maritime Industry Knowledge Centre is ‘to enrich human knowledge and understanding of the vital roles of maritime industries and commercial shipping in the economic, social, political and cultural life of the global environment.’
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