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Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering department featured in new film, “Our Oceans, Our Future”

Featuring the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Our Oceans, Our Future, explores the critical issues affecting our oceans, and the work being done by marine professionals worldwide for a brighter future.| Medium Read

Premiering today at the Royal Institution of London is Our Oceans, Our Future, an IMarEST & ITN Productions film, showcasing stories of science, innovation, sustainability and industry-wide initiatives that are transforming the marine sector. The department is proud to be featured for its 138-year teaching history and transformational maritime research.

Our Oceans, Our Future - Majoring in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan with Reporter Sarah Walton

Combining key industry interviews and reports, the full news-style programme, anchored by Natasha Kaplinsky, addresses the vital global opportunities and challenges facing the sector today including green shipping, green ports, plastic clean-up, geo-engineering and offshore renewable energy and highlights the myriad of exciting career opportunities available within the profession. Click the link below to watch the full programme and find out more about this exciting partnership.

Our Oceans, Our Future: A Programme by ITN Productions and IMAREST
Our Oceans, Our Future Film

Generating over 350 million jobs worldwide, facilitating 90% of world trade and covering more than two-thirds of the Earth's surface, the world's oceans are fundamental to life on our planet, but they have never been faced with more challenges.

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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

Rather than installing new “2D” semiconductors in devices to see what they can do, this new method puts them through their paces with lasers and light detectors. | Medium Read