‘Our Oceans: Our Future’ is an industry film that has been co produced by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and ITN Productions Industry News. It shows the challenges at the oceans and shows the stories of science, innovation and sustainability that are changing the marine sector.
The recent developments in sustainable marine science in the world was investigated in the one hour news and current affairs style program. ‘Our Oceans: Our Future which was presented by national newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky, OBE explains how the oceans are being protected by scientists, how more efficient ships are being engineered by the industry, the new technology shaping the future of shipping and renewable energy, how our knowledge on the oceans is broadening by oceanographic data and how the next generation of marine professionals are being educated by the world class maritime education.
David Loosely, Chief Executive, IMarEST, said: “We really wanted to show the world some of the emerging technologies, engineering solutions and ground-breaking scientific research being undertaken by leading professionals which make the marine sector such an exciting, dynamic and rewarding place to work.”
The IMarEST hopes that new initiatives and partnerships between the leaders of ocean will be created by the film. It also aims to inspire the new marine professionals who will be responsible for solving the problems that will come up in the world.
The premier of the programme was at the Royal Institution, London on the 20th of November 2019. It was attended by different participants like the International Maritime Organization, the UK Commonwealth, World Wide Fund for Nature and Zoological Society of London. It explained the hardwork that is done by marine professionals from all round the world in order to find out new ways for the management of ocean resources sustainably.
Vicki Clubley, Head of Industry News, ITN Productions, said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with the IMarEST to create a programme which we hope will be a comprehensive tool to deepen understanding, encourage cooperation and will bring influencers together to reach solutions that lead the way in protecting our oceans for future generations.”
Important industry interviews, reports and partner sponsored editorial profiles are brought together in the program and thus, become a part of the extensive communications campaign that features IMarEST members, industry partners, government partners, as well as journalists and writers:
Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS)
City of Glasgow College
Maritime New Zealand
Norwegian University of Science & Technology
Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute
Ocean Networks Canada
University of Michigan
The feature-length film is available to view in its entirety on the IMarEST website.