Boost for floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea in the mini-budget

In an announcement on 23 September 2022, the UK Government made it clear that, not only is Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) an essential technology for achieving long-term energy security for the UK, but it also wants to speed up the way in which planning policy is implemented, to allow FLOW technology to be deployed more […]

The Plymouth and South Devon (PASD) Freeport September update

The Plymouth and South Devon (PASD) Freeport is the result of a successful bid submitted in February 2021, with an Outline Business Case (OBC) submitted in November 2021. The Freeport became officially active in May 2022 with Government approval of the OBC and the approval and designation of two Tax Sites (Sherford and Devonport South […]

University of Plymouth engagement in UK Maritime Cyber Security Trade Mission, and Atlantic Future Forum on HMS Queen Elizabeth, New York, 26th to 29th September.

Prof Kevin Jones and Kevin Forshaw attended the UK Maritime Cyber Security Trade Mission in New York to present a cyber-attack scenario on the Port of New York.  The event took many UK Cyber Security technology companies to increase connections with both collaborators and end-users in the US to safeguard trade in response to deteriorating […]

UK marks World Maritime Day with £60 million boost for clean shipping

  A third round of the clean maritime demonstration competition has been launched which will help companies and scientists to make emission-free maritime a reality. government launches £60 million clean maritime competition on World Maritime Day zero-emission vessels, fuels and clean port infrastructure set to benefit from funding and boost economic growth   Tankers, cruise ships, […]