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Evacuation alarm? Please come in action!

During the past period, the evacuation alarm turned on several times (unnecessarily). Because it is very important for everyone to come in action, we hereby kindly request you to leave the building in case of an evacuation alarm. We never know when something is really going on. There is a technical problem that needs to be solved by the security company. But until that time it can happen that the alarm goes off. Sorry for the inconvenience. FMRE is working hard on the solution.

Aangepaste Openingstijd 3mE in de vakantieweken

Gedurende de weken 28 t/m 32 is het gebouw voor 3mE om 19:00 uur gesloten.

Career & Counselling in summertime

Career and Counselling in summertime (Dit bericht is in het Engels)

Opening hours 3mE during summer

During the summer period the Faculty of 3mE will have different opening hours. From Monday 10 July up to and including Friday 11 August the 3mE buildings will close at 19:00 hrs (employees with campus card authorisation for the evening can enter the building after 19:00). We also have adjusted opening hours for restaurants and coffee corners.

Download the pdf file with the adjusted opening hours.

Maritime students’ ‘Wave Parasite’ idea wins Our Oceans Challenge

Our Oceans Challenge, 15 juni 2017, Rotterdam. Foto Marco De Swart

The ‘Wave Parasite’ concept created by our two maritime students Roeland Schillings and Ruben de Jong was chosen by Our Oceans Challenge, a Dutch consortium of maritime companies, as the best idea to make our oceans cleaner.

The ‘Wave Parasite’ is a construction of floating structures moored around the monopiles of wind turbines at sea, which convert the force of waves into energy. This makes even more use of natural elements to generate energy. The consortium of companies in this initiative will now get together with the winners to figure out the best way of applying their project in practice.

The second prize was for an idea that separates plastic in rivers before it can reach the oceans by means of a great bubble barrier. This initiative was also given the public award by all those present in the room. An idea for reusing waste from the offshore for various other applications won the third prize.

The ideas were selected during an ‘Our Oceans Challenge’ meeting in the Rotterdam Maritime Museum. Oceans cover two thirds of our planet. They are a key food source for life on earth. Unfortunately, the ocean environment is in bad health as a result of an ever-increasing world population and economic activity at sea. The Dutch ‘Our Oceans Challenge’ partnership believes that despite these environmental challenges, it is possible use and exploit our oceans in a responsible way. The maritime industry would now like to assume its responsibility and encourage people to share sustainable ideas that can be put into practice.

This is not the first time that the partnership has welcomed innovative ideas from elsewhere. ‘Our Oceans Challenge’ launched its online platform, which people can use to suggest ideas, in 2014. At the time, five winners were selected after an initial selection. Ideas include ways of using plastic waste in the oceans in recycled products, generating energy with the help of tidal and wave motion, and the use of biological anti-fouling, which has been further developed together with industry, see here.

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