The Scottish Maritime Cluster holds and attends a variety of events during the year. If you’d like to attend or would like more information please feel free to contact us for more information.

Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition

The Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition is a UK-wide programme funded by the Department for Transport and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK. See World’s first green submarine among winners of the UK’s biggest clean maritime competition – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Currently the CMDC is funding 55 innovation projects around the UK looking at a range of technologies to decarbonise the maritime sector.

This event brings together the CMDC funded projects and partners based in Scotland to share their project plans with stakeholders interested in Clean Maritime – the event is aimed both at industry and across public sector organisations in Scotland.

The event updates you on a range of CMDC funded projects currently underway in Scotland, including across on-vessel and shoreside technologies. The event will help you to understand and connect with these clean marine opportunities which include:

  • Lifecycle Energy Solutions for Clean Scotland/UK Maritime Economy (Byongug Jeong: University of Strathclyde)
  • Automating lubricating oil analysis as a means to reduce engine GHG emissions (Jamie Grant: RAB Microfluidics)
  • Direct Ammonia Fuel Cells for Maritime Propulsion (John Irvine: Zem Fuel Systems)
  • NEPTUNE (Evangelos Boulougouris: University of Strathclyde)
  • HIMET (Leonore Van Velzen: European Marine Energy Centre)
  • Carnot Marine Vessel APUs – Feasibility Study (Evangelos Boulougouris: University of Strathclyde)
  • Transition to hydrogen powered ocean-going and short-sea shipping with enabling retrofit technologies (TransShip) (Weichao Shi: University of Strathclyde)
  • Feasibility Study for Shore Power in Aberdeen Harbour (Marlene Mitchell: Aberdeen Harbour Board)
  • Data-Led Emissions Management (D-LEMA) (Graham Howe: Concept Systems Ltd)
  • Hydrogen Offshore Transfer System (HOTS) (Ben Duncan: Jebb Smith Ltd)

The event also shares the latest on future funding opportunities in Clean Maritime.

March 4th, 2022|

Net Zero meeting

This is the third in our ongoing series on ‘the road to net zero’ and well timed in advance of COP26.

The agenda for the meeting with the timing of each speaker is as follows:

  • Douglas Lang – Chairman of the Scottish Maritime Cluster (3:24)
  • John Buckingham – BMT Global – The decarbonisation roadmap (6:35)
  • Kevin Hobbs and John Salton – Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd. (CMAL) – Future Ferries and Alternative Fuel Types (22:26)
  • Peter Aylott – UK Chamber of Shipping – The net zero journey for Deep Sea (38:05)
  • Ashley Nicholson MBE- Forth Ports Ltd – Importance of Ports underpinning the Energy Transition (1:02:57) and (1:20:46)
  • Mark Stagg – City of Glasgow College – the Voyage to Carbon Zero – seminar in partnership with the Scottish Maritime Cluster at COP26 (1:11:40)
  • Panel Discussion (1:31:04)
October 13th, 2021|

London International Shipping Week Reception at Dover House

The Cluster was delighted to be able to host a drinks reception at Dover House, by courtesy of the Secretary of State for Scotland on 13th September, the first day of London International Shipping week. Some 80 members and their guests attended what was a most convivial evening and appreciated the chance to meet in person after such a long period. There were several short speeches by the Secretary of State, Alistair Jack MP, Robert Courts MP, the Shipping Minister, Graeme Day MSP, Scottish Minister for Transport and our chairman Douglas Lang.

October 4th, 2021|

London International Shipping Week 2021

We are delighted to be supporting London International Shipping Week and are hosting a reception at Dover House on 13th September 2021.

Find out more here: https://londoninternationalshippingweek.com/

May 10th, 2021|

Scottish Maritime Cluster webinar on Cyber Security

Scottish Maritime Cluster webinar on Cyber Security. We were delighted to be joined by Craig Archdeacon from Waterstons and Douglas McLachlan from Anderson Strathern who gave insightful presentations on cyber security for our members. This webinar was held on 12th March 2021.

March 31st, 2021|

Exploring Future Supply Chain Opportunities in Scottish Civil & Defence Shipbuilding

The Scottish Maritime Cluster held an online seminar on Tuesday 1st December: Exploring Future Supply Chain Opportunities in Scottish Civil & Defence Shipbuilding. A video of the seminar can be found here:

The presentations are available here:

SMC Supply Chain presentation 1st Dec 20

December 4th, 2020|

Net Zero Carbon Workshop

The Scottish Maritime Cluster held a Net Zero Carbon event on 3rd November 2020.

The first of a series of workshops, this webinar helps to set the scene on opportunities and challenges in achieving net zero carbon by 2045 in the Maritime Sector in Scotland.


Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands
Douglas Lang, Chairman of Scottish Maritime Cluster
Kevin Hobbs, CEO of Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL)
Declan MacDonald, Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL)
Neil Kermode, MD of European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Orkney
Ben Murray, Director at Maritime UK
Graeme McKinley, Babcock LGE Technical Sales
Richard Westgarth, BMT Global and Maritime Research and Innovation (MarRI-UK)

Moderator: Brian Fulton (brian.fulton@scottishmaritimecluster.com)
Q and A session: Duncan Cunningham (duncan.cunningham@scottishmaritimecluster.com)

The presentations are available here:

Scottish Maritime Cluster Babcock LGE Presentation 3rd November 2020

Scottish Maritime Cluster CMAL Presentation 3rd November 2020

Scottish Maritime Cluster EMEC Presentation 3rd November 2020

Scottish Maritime Cluster MarRI-UK Presentation 3rd November 2020

The event was hosted in association with law firm Brodies, which provides a full range of legal services, including specialist advice to businesses and organisations involved in the maritime sector. Click here to receive legal and marketing updates, news and information about seminars and events from Brodies LLP.

November 10th, 2020|

Future Workforce to Engineering Industry – Invite 6th December

Heriot-Watt University is inviting you to an industrial engagement day where you will have the chance to engage with their students and graduates in “Master in Electrical and Electronic Engineering”.

The main event will be hosted at their new GRID building from 13.30 to 15.00 on Friday 6th December. To reserve your place, please sign up on Eventbrite.

Further details are available at the Eventbrite registration page.

December 4th, 2019|

Northern Lighthouse Board’s Scottish Users’ Consultative Group Meeting

The 2019 meeting of the Northern Lighthouse Board’s Scottish Users’ Consultative Group will take place on Tuesday, 5 November at 10:30 hours.

The location this year is again the Stevenson Rooms at the NLB’s Headquarters at 84 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3DA.

Coffee will be available from 09:45 hours and a buffet lunch will be served after the meeting.

It would be much appreciated if you could advise us in advance whether or not you (or a representative) will be available to attend the meeting, via email SUCG@nlb.org.uk no later than Friday 25 October 2019.

October 14th, 2019|

Women In Maritime Workshop

Thursday 17th October 2019 & Thursday 21st November 2019

September 3rd, 2019|

SMC Board Meeting

Wednesday 6th November 2019

September 3rd, 2019|
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