Effective scoping studies ensure that developers, communities and local and national authorities are given the shopping list of information that they need to make the right and appropriate decisions. Planning incorporates a wide range of issues and interests that can be brought to life through links with local businesses, like ABP Southampton. The guest speakers and wealth of quality link building services information that ABP has provided to the University over the past seven years have been of immense value to the students, who are able to apply their academic work to real-life examples of development processes in the area.
The University of Southampton s first-degree BSc course in Environmental Sciences is one of the top courses of its kind in the country, providing students with a well-balanced mix of academic training and practical experience. It is a very complex exercise, so Marianne and Elinaare to be congratulated on producing such thorough and well-presented reports. I am delighted that we are able to support such a deserving and enthusiastic student as Jo. The Trust, which is supported by Associated British Ports (ABP), owners and operators of the Port of Southampton, not only organises annual lectures on maritime matters but also promotes developments in the port and shipping industries.
The Wakeford Maritime Lectures Trust is named after the late Captain George Whalley Wakeford, Director of the then-University School of Navigation (now Warsash Maritime College) from 1935 1971. With the support of Associated British Ports (ABP), owner and operator of the Port of Southampton, who has come aboard as a major sponsor of the community event, the festival, once again, promises to be alive with a dramatic mix of colour and music, including a street procession led by drumming group, Banda Bat 2K.
The annual event is a major highlight in the city s calendar and this year s maritime theme of Gateway for the World will emphasise the port s connection with the city, as well as celebrate the shared heritage and rich cultural diversity that exist among the people of St Mary s. Everything will be ship-shape for this year s St Mary s Community Festival which will be held on Saturday, 10 July 2004, at St Mary s Church, Southampton.