Maritime Media Awards Brochure 2014

Welcome to Maritime Media Awards 2014, a brochure covering progress in a multitude of marine and seafaring disciplines

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Looking to the sea

Many signs point to a growing awareness of maritime issues, and of the vital importance of the maritime sector to Britain’s economy

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Ambassadors of the seas

David Glenn, winner of the Desmond Wettern Media Award in 2013 examines Britain’s diverse leisure marine industry

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Trinity House: the first 500 years

Captain Richard Woodman reviews the continuing evolution of the essential services provided by the Corporation

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Influence, expertise and inspiration

Louise Nicholls, RYA Communications Manager, reviews the key role played by the Royal Yachting Association in the leisure marine sector

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The role of the aircraft carrier

Commander Sue Eagles QVRM RD reviews the history of the Royal Navy’s carriers, and looks to a future in which they remain a key strategic resource

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From decline to recovery

Julian Parker OBE outlines the Global Ocean Commission’s eight proposals for stimulating a cycle of ocean recovery

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Power, resources and environment

Paul G Wright FNI, Master Mariner and Associate Director of Plymouth University Marine Institute, reports from the third Britain and the Sea conference

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The Maritime Volunteer Service

Freelance shipping journalist and MVS Trustee David Hughes PhD MNI explains how the Service is meeting the challenges of the 21st century