Welcome to this our first monthly newsletter of 2018. As always it contains information and stories on the impact of the Foundation from the work of our grants community. This newsletter also contains information and a link to download our newly published annual review for 2017. In it you can see how we are delivering our charitable goals and turning our grant expenditure of £22.8m in 2016/17 into real benefits to society. Good reading.
It all adds up
Lloyd's Register Foundation's latest annual review highlights the funding awarded, achievements and impact that the Charity has made over the past year. Now in our fourth full year, the 2014-2020 funding strategy that we set out at our formation continues to guide our grant giving and has delivered a strong set of charitable activities across our four strategic themes. Read about the impact the Foundation is making in our 2017 annual review here.
Joint technology workshop
Following Prof Richard Clegg's presentation at the annual Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) Oration at the University of Western Australia (UWA), the Foundation, Lloyd's Register and UWA jointly hosted a one day Technology Workshop end of last year at the UWA Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre. The event involved some 30 technology representatives including members of government sponsored organisations and innovation teams from local clients such as Woodside, Shell, Rio Tinto, Carnegie and ST Electronics. Aligned with the announcement by Richard of a Foresight review which will be led by Mark Cassidy of UWA and the outcomes of the likely discussions will contribute greatly to focussing future research.
Vision and decisions
A new publication and accompanying video released by CHIRP Maritime on 'Perception, Decision Making and Fatigue at Sea' summarises the findings and recommendations of its Foundation-funded research into the impact of vision on seafarer decision making. The recommendations made in the report – aimed at seafarers, managers and Maritime regulators – address the key issues identified by the research which, if implemented, will help to improve safety at sea.
The Foundation provides funding to Wageningen University to develop seaweed production in offshore wind farm areas as a sustainable source of food, energy and water. At the North American Seafood Expo, Vincent Doumeizel, VP of Food & Sustainability for Lloyd's Register Group, will explain seaweed's potential to help to safely and sustainably feed a world of 10Bn people.
Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America March 11 – 13, Boston, Massachusetts – USA
Heritage and Education Call
There is still time to apply to the first ever Heritage and Education research call. Focussing on HEC's 4 research themes: 1) Development of ship and yacht building since the 1800s, 2) Impact of maritime sector on world trade and trade routes, 3) Safety at sea and 4) Depiction of maritime technology in art. Proposals are invited from museums, archives and libraries as well as academia and will fund between 3 and 6 small scale research projects. For more information please see here.
International Consortium in Nanotechnologies open call
31 March: 4th LRF-ICON open call International Consortium in Nanotechnologies (ICON) for more information and how to apply please see here to register
Foundation International Conference
09-10 May: The conference registration site can be found here, where you can also register your place. #bringingsafetytolife
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