Regional cluster organisation, Mersey Maritime is delighted to announce new partners, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) to their robust industry membership base.
Mersey Maritime was conceived twenty years ago to create an ecosystem, championing and supporting one of the most diverse maritime regions in the UK. Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) own maritime history spans back as far as 1892 when it opened England’s first nautical college, today LJMU still provides support and teachings required to enter shore-based roles in marine surveying, maritime operations, port or ship management, consultancy, research, and maritime education. LJMU are also at the fore of maritime innovation and research into decarbonisation and digitisation.
Working in partnership, Mersey Maritime and LJMU aim to further bridge the gap between industry, academia, and education – addressing the challenges of industry with innovation and R&D whilst also enhancing the education of the next generation of maritime professionals with direct industry and business support.
Chief Executive Officer at Mersey Maritime, Chris Shirling Rooke commented: “At Mersey Maritime, our members are at the heart of everything we do. We are thrilled that Liverpool John Moores University is joining our ecosystem, we look forward to working closely with LJMU to create a brighter future for the sector and future generations.”
Professor Mike Riley, from the Faculty of Engineering and Technology at Liverpool John Moores University said: “The heart of our mission at LJMU is to connect research, innovation and skills with industry stakeholders in a way that makes a real difference and that liberates genuine impact.
“The maritime sector and the city region are in an exciting period and we are delighted to be working so closely with Mersey Maritime and their members to link academia, industry and key regional stakeholders is such a positive way.
“We are especially pleased to be doing so in our Bicentenary year when we have been reflecting on our proud history in maritime engineering, innovation and scholarship.”
Mersey Maritime is a membership organisation open to all maritime and supply chain businesses, associated public sector partners, trade associations and charitable organisations. To find out more about Mersey Maritime and how their ecosystem could support your business, please click HERE