The Greenwich Maritime Centre (GMC) had it’s official launch on the 8th March. Over 100 people attended the event which started with welcomes from Dr June Balshaw (Head of Department for History, Politics and Social Science) and Michael Everard (Former chairmen of F.T Everard and president of BIMCO among many other achievements). The new Director of the GMC, Dr Tim Acott introduced the centre and described its goals and future plans. Dr Adriana Ford and Dr Chris Ware talked about the breadth of research and teaching activities encompassed by the centre. After the formal talk there was a lively drinks reception accompanied by the Camilli String Quartet. Conversations and discussion continued deep into the evening reflecting the enthusiasm of a broad range of individuals and organisations who wanted to learn about the GMC. GMC will host its first conference in September 2016. The launch event coincided with the first GMC art exhibition showing a collection of work by photo-journalist Vince Bevan titled Landscapes of Fishing. The exhibition is open to the public and will run in the Heritage Gallery until the 24th March.
The Greenwich Maritime Centre is pleased to announce the launch of its first iBook titled ‘Responsible Tourism: A guide for tourism and sustainability in small-scale fisheries and agri-food’. The guide is a product of TourFish, a project funded by the EU INTEEREG IVA 2 Seas Programme. It aims to inform and inspire opportunities around small-scale fisheries and agri-food related to responsible tourism. The iBook was produced by a partnership of organisations from England, Netherlands, France and Belgium. The book is available free through the Apple iBooks store or as a PDF from the TourFish website.