Dryad Maritime recently invited representatives from Portsmouth University to take a tour of our 24/7 operations room, meet members of our team and discuss ways in which we might collaborate to support innovation within the maritime sector.
The purpose of the visit was to demonstrate our methods for supporting seafarers in quantifying and mitigating the risks posed by maritime crime, adverse weather and other seaborne threats, as well as the in-house technology that helps to support this activity. One area of particular interest was autonomous ship technology and how our experience and knowledge of vessel safety routing might be used to help support research and development in this field.
During the tour, the faculty members got to speak with our newest team member, Lewis Batch, a former student from Portsmouth University who graduated with First Class Honours in Politics and now works at Dryad as a junior analyst following the successful completion of his internship earlier this year.
Ian Millen, Chief Operating Officer, Dryad Maritime:
It was a pleasure to welcome Portsmouth University to our 24/7 operations centre here in Portsmouth and to give them an opportunity to see first-hand the work that we do. We are keen to offer any support we can to innovative maritime projects that will benefit both the local community and the wider shipping industry and are excited by the prospect of working with Portsmouth University to make this happen.