Launching November 2019
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology and ITN Productions Industry News are producing a news and current affairs-style programme, “Our Oceans: Our Future” exploring the critical issues affecting our oceans and the work being done by marine professionals worldwide to provide a brighter future for the next generation.
“Our Oceans: Our Future’” will showcase stories of science, innovation, sustainability and industry-wide initiatives that are transforming the marine sector. Combining key interviews and reports, the news-style programme, anchored by Natasha Kaplinsky, will address the vital global opportunities and challenges facing the sector today including green shipping, green ports, plastic clean up, geo-engineering and offshore renewable energy and will highlight the myriad of exciting career opportunities available with the profession.
“Our Oceans: Our Future” will launch at The Royal Institution on 20 November 2019 and form part of an extensive communications campaign featuring IMarEST members and professional partners, as well as journalists, writers, bloggers and relevant government departments.
David Loosely, Chief Executive of the IMarEST said: “We are absolutely thrilled at the opportunity to partner with ITN to raise awareness of the plight of the oceans and showcase the diverse and innovative nature of the marine sector. It is our hope that the film will portray just how crucial it is for interdisciplinary collaboration between marine professionals as we strive to achieve our vision of a world where marine resources and activities are sustained, managed and developed for the benefit of humanity.”
Vicki Clubley, Interim Head of Industry News, ITN Productions, said: “We are delighted for the opportunity to partner with IMarEST to raise greater awareness and understanding of the highly skilled nature of the work of marine professionals. We hope that the programme will provide a platform to encourage the exchange of ideas, engage members and the wider public on pertinent industry issues, and promote ideas to shape a better future.”