Falmouth Marine School has formalised its partnership with Falmouth Harbour Commissioners with the creation of the Falmouth Marine Enterprise Project (FaMe) and subsequent signing of a memorandum of understanding.
The memorandum agrees a coordinated approach to the undertaking of student research in the Falmouth marine environment.
The FaME Project has been established to facilitate this research and encourage the sharing of resources, raising the awareness of the port whilst providing the students with real industry experience
Captain Mark Sansom, Harbour Master and chief executive of Falmouth Harbour Commissioners, said: “The partnership enables Falmouth Harbour Commissioners to address skills issues at a local educational level whilst ensuring a sustainable and cost effective source of research of the port environment.”
Students will bid for sponsorship towards their final year research project in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style interview to a panel of industry experts.
Successful applicants will receive feedback on their proposals and depending on their project requirements, support can be allocated in the terms of finance, industry contacts, mentoring and support from industry experts.