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Students see Portsmouth best practice at first hand

[ December 10, 2019   //   ]

The International Port played host to postgraduate students from the University of Portsmouth, accompanied by principal lecturer Dr Jonathan Potts to help broaden their working knowledge of the maritime industry, with a specific focus on operations and sustainability.

The students are currently studying for their master’s degree in coastal and marine resource management and investigate solutions for conserving our coasts and oceans, and also study Portsmouth’s diverse marine environments, wildlife, urban development and maritime heritage.

Portsmouth International Port has already signed up to the government’s ‘Clean maritime plan’ and hopes to take the lead in becoming UK’s first zero emissions port. The synergy between the port and the subject areas covered on coastal and marine resource management course will play a part in building a closer relationship in future.

The port visit was the brainchild of the port’s business development manager, Ian Palacio and Lisa Tippen, Head of Professional & Maritime Consultancy at London Clancy.

Ian Palacio said: “I’m delighted we had the chance to host postgraduates from the University of Portsmouth. We’ve got ambitious plans for expansion here at the port, which we want to achieve in the most sustainable way possible. As we continue to grow, we are looking forward to forging closer ties to the university so we can share expertise and good practice.”