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Working with industry to reduce the dangers faced by seafarers, August 2018

Pioneering research which has lifted the lid on many issues directly and indirectly undermining the safety of seafarers is being used to effect changes within the industry.  Read the article here. 

Paper nominated for award

Sampson, H., Bloor, M., Baker, S. and Dahlgren, K. (2016). 'Greener shipping? A consideration of the issues associated with the introduction of emission control areas', Maritime Policy & Management, 43(3): 295-308 has been nominated for the Maritime Policy Management Best Paper of the Year Award 2016. Download free of charge here.

Global CrewConnect Manila, November 2016

  Prof Helen Sampson and Dr Nelson Turgo attended the 2016 Global CrewConnect Conference in Manila where Prof Sampson took part in a panel of experts considering the future demands for seafarer training and how these might be met.

Combatting crime and corruption in many of the world's ports, October 2016

Cardiff University reports on SIRC's four-year project, generously supported by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and The TK Foundation, examining the relationship between seafarers and shore-side personnel.  Read the article here.

The Royal Society’s Newton International Fellow, October 2015

Israeli scholar Dr Jonathan Preminger is SIRC’s first Newton International Fellow.  The funding (to September 2017) will support the development of work on ‘Labour relations in a “national” industry following globalization’.  Email  

Visiting Fellow from Wuhan University of Technology, October 2015

SIRC welcomes visiting scholar Chen Gang, associate professor at the Navigation School of Wuhan University of Technology, China.  Chen will continue his research on Seafarers’ Labour Rights Relief, which he has focused on for a few years.  Email 

Paper shortlisted for Best Paper Award

In the 10th Annual Liverpool Symposium on Current Developments in Ethnographic Research in the Social and Management Sciences, Dr Iris Acejo and Sanley Abila's paper entitled 'Dressing and addressing: symbolisms on board merchant ships' was shortlisted for the Best Paper Award.  The event was hosted at University of Liverpool from 25-28 August 2015. 

Book nominated for Mountbatten Maritime Award

International Seafarers and transnationalism in the twenty first century by Professor Helen Sampson was nominated for the 2014 Maritime Foundation ‘ Mountbatten Maritime Award’. This award is made to the author of a work of literature (published during the qualifying period) which in the view of the awards committee ‘contributes most significantly to public awareness of maritime issues’.

In 2014 the Maritime Foundation received a record number of nominations for its four categories of award. Of the 89 nominations received, 46 were entered for the Mountbatten Maritime Award.  The winners of the awards were announced at a dinner hosted by the Maritime Foundation at the Institute of Directors in London in November 2014.  

Book wins BBC Award for Ethnography

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Nelson Turgo wins 'Best Paper Award'

In August 2014 Dr Nelson Turgo was awarded ‘Best Research Paper’ at the 4th International Conference on Political Science, Sociology and International Relations (PSSIR 2014), Bangkok, for ‘“Forgetting” who don’t matter: kinship and survival in a Philippine fishing community'.

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