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IMarEST focuses on polar regions issues

As the geography of the polar regions dramatically alters due to the warming climate, the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST) highlights several major issues arising from these changes, their impacts, and the actions that need to be taken.

BIMCO appoints David Loosley as Secretary General & CEO

BIMCO announced the appointment of David Loosley as its new Secretary General & CEO with effect from June 2020. For the last eight years, Mr Loosley has successfully led the Institute of Marine Engineering Science & Technology (IMarEST).

UK approves marine surveyor apprenticeship

The UK government’s Department for Education (DfE) approved an industry-backed initiative led by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), to develop a four-year degree-level apprenticeship for those who aspire to become professional marine surveyors.

The impact of ship autonomy on IMO conventions

In September 2019, shipping experts from around the world gathered at the IMO headquarters to discuss how to proceed on the topic of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS), at the first Intersessional Working Group (WG) on MASS, IMarEST informed. 

IMarEST discusses future of automation in the shipping sector

IMarEST launched a report focusing on the future of automation in the maritime industry, the role of the seafarers in this future and the challenges that may follow. The findings were based on the views of shipowners, ship operators, ship managers, regulators and other stakeholders that participated. 

New inquiry launched for UK’s net zero government

The Environmental Audit Committee has launched a new inquiry into net zero government. It will focus on the sustainability of the UK Government’s estate and procurement processes and what action it needs to take to achieve its net zero emissions target by 2050 or sooner.

Infographic: Emerging marine trends

Emerging trends in maritime industry include not only a shift towards technology and innovation, but also a constant need to adapt to a number of key environmental issues that seem to redifine how shipping does business. In this regard, IMarEST published an informative infographic, summarizing the key environmental trends for shipping.

IMarEST launches survey on scrubbers

IMarEST, the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, launched a survey on scrubbers to acknowledge the existing problems and shortcomings of specific equipment types aiming to improve them. The survey aspires to acquire feedback from marine engineers as well as utilise the expertise within the Institute’s membership.

IMarEST presents Women’s Network for World Oceans Day

During the ‘World Oceans Day’, June 8, IMarEST announced the launch of IMarEST Women’s Network. The Network will be open to all members, both male and female; The inaugural meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 9 and participants are able to join either in person, or virtually. IMarEST by the launch of the Network boosts its idea of ‘acting locally to succeed globally.’

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