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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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Jay Guo holds a sheet of flexible transparent conductor on the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering North Campus. The material sandwiches a thin layer of silver between two “dielectric” materials, aluminum oxide and zinc oxide, producing a conductive anti-reflection coating on the sheet of plastic.

Making plastic more transparent while also adding electrical conductivity

Michigan Engineers change the game by making a conductive coating that’s also anti-reflective. | Medium Read