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Email News October 2011

Welcome to the October 2011 Marine South East email newsletter...

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Posted 2011-09-27 14:30:13

New £8 Billion plan growth scheme for marine industry launched by Business Minister...

A new strategy that could lead to £8 billion growth in the British marine and maritime industry was launched by Business Minister Mark Prisk the recent PSP Southampton Boat Show.

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Posted 2011-09-20 15:12:15

Apprentices for Business scheme offers cost effective solution for employers...

Apprentices for Business (A4B) is not-for-profit organisation, providing businesses with a simple, professional and cost-effective solution to recruiting high-calibre apprentices.

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Posted 2011-09-28 13:35:13

South Coast Maritime Board to feed into newly formed LEP's...

The first meeting of the South Coast Maritime Board, comprising senior directors of twelve maritime businesses, will take place on Friday 7th October 2011 at the Marine South East premises on Southampton Science Park.

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Posted 2011-10-03 09:34:34

Maritime Technoclogy Roadmap starts to take shape...

Marine South East has been an active participant in the steering group for a project which will populate a roadmap for marine innovation and technology development priorities up to 2020.

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Posted 2011-10-03 09:31:38

Sponsorship opportunity to support Sailboat challenge for primary school children at Solent EBP Skills Festival...

Solent Education and Business Partnership are looking for sponsors to enable a Sailboat Challenge for primary school children to take place at the forthcoming Solent EBP Skills Festival on 3rd November 2011.

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Posted 2011-09-30 11:14:25

Solent LEP targets foreign investment for Solent area...

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership recently signed an agreement with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) which will make the LEP the official government body responsible for co-ordinating inward investment locally.

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Posted 2011-09-22 12:20:22

University of Portsmouth able to offer environmental analysis facility for businesses...

The Environmental Biogeochemistry Analysis Group (TEBAG) at the University of Portsmouth combines extensive in house expertise in Marine Environmental Sciences with state of the art analytical instruments and is able to offer businesses quantitative chemical analysis of environmental samples.

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Posted 2011-09-26 12:45:12

Alternative options for Short Sea Shipping Routes...

The transport of goods between the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe is predominantly via Dover and Calais, and this route currently attracts over 80% of the traffic. Irish hauliers consistently use the roads in Wales and England as a land bridge to Dover. But there are alternatives into mainland Europe via the western channel ports, Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth.

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Posted 2011-09-22 12:11:11

Maritime Projects Roadshow event 12th October 2011, Southampton...

This event is aimed at stakeholders and businesses who have an interest in nautical activities, maritime heritage, maritime training or marine renewable energy.

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Posted 2011-08-19 14:17:42

SMARTA Business Solutions event; Innovative Solutions: The marine business experience , 20th October 2011, Port Solent...

As part of the SMARTA project, Marine South East will be hosting a series of business-focused match-making events, the first of which is scheduled for Thursday 20th October 2011, at Portsmouth Harbour Yacht Club, Port Solent.

The event will showcase examples of how marine businesses have used external innovation resources to provide solutions to technology based problems.

Case studies from IT Power, Echopilot and Halyard will be presented at the event.

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Posted 2011-09-13 14:16:49

Short Sea Shipping Atlantic Area Forum, 20th October 2011, Port of Gijon...

The 1st Atlantic Short Sea Shipping Forum will take place on the 20th of October at the Edificio de Servicios Múltiples in the Port of Gijon, Spain.

The Atlantic Short Sea Shipping Forum offers a great opportunity to discover and discuss the advantages and benefits that the use of Short Sea Shipping services can provide your company and to learn about the latest developments within European Transportation Policies.

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Posted 2011-09-26 16:23:18

Port Planning and Development for a Sustainable Future 20th October 2011, Portsmouth...

The European project PATCH (Ports Adapting To CHange) is funded under the EU Interreg IVA 2 Seas programme. The project has a particular interest in assisting ports in their desire to become more sustainable as they develop. A one day conference has been organised on the subject of Port Planning and Development for a Sustainable Future which will be held at the Portsmouth City Guildhall on Thursday 20 October 2011.

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Posted 2011-09-01 09:28:10

Solent Skills Festival and Jobs Fair, Thursday 3rd November 2011, Southampton...

Marine Businesses are invited to participate in the Solent Skills Festival & Jobs Fair taking place at the City Cruise Terminal Southampton on Thursday 3rd November 2011.

This year's Solent Skills Festival & Jobs Fair aims to be the largest of its kind in the region, attracting over 150 organisations and 4000 attendees.

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Posted 2011-09-26 12:58:31