Marine Science and Technology (MAST)
The East of England is perfectly placed to deliver the UK Government’s national energy policy. It is the most diverse energy region in the UK, and has a backdrop of key skills developed over more than 40 years.
The East’s energy region supports a complex mix of marine activities. They include gas platforms, offshore wind farms, wave and tidal energy systems, along with commercial activities such as shipping, aggregate extraction, related port activity and fishing.
It also contains a wealth of archaeological, conservation and heritage assets, areas licensed for aggregate extraction and England’s most productive region for fish farming.
The SIG sees EEEGR working with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). The group meet once a quarter with the most recent meeting update available to view here soon.
The group looks at how the sector functions, and how technology and methodologies can be developed to further enhance this diverse environment. It also seeks to ensure sustainability and an increased awareness of the region’s significance, both nationally and internationally.
The SIG also serves as a forum for disseminating objective information, educating relevant stakeholders and expanding the knowledge base. It hopes to keep abreast of sector developments, while sharing this with the wider marine community.
The SIG Terms of Reference (ToR) can be found HERE.
Latest SIG Meeting Update
The Marine Science & Technology SIG held a meeting on 14th March 2019 where 9 representatives attended. The meeting was hosted by Gardline in their offices in Great Yarmouth. The SIG discussed it’s plans for SNS2019 and SIG event to be held on 19th September in Norwich; as a result an events committee has been set up to focus on speakers and abstracts for both of these events. The SIG also discussed how it sits in line with the recent Offshore Wind Sector deal and how it can contribute to the regions opportunities and help further the longevity of these opportunities.
The next meeting is due to be held on Thursday 2nd May.