On Friday 9 December, MARIN received more than 100 professionals and historians from the maritime sector for the symposium 'Shipbuilding from past to future (1900-2050)'. The symposium, which was organized in collaboration with Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) and Maritime Museum Rotterdam, showed the multifaceted development of shipbuilding in the Netherlands.
Gerbrand Moeyes, naval architect and maritime historian, took the visitor on a journey through the history of shipbuilding and MARIN's role in it. Judith Siegel, PhD candidate at Erasmus University Rotterdam, sketched an engaging picture of the scientific and technical labyrinth between 1900-1936, in which the shipbuilding industry found its way through a maze of emerging knowledge organisations. Bas Buchner, president of MARIN, connected history to the present and future and explained how MARIN responds to social and economic challenges with innovative research with the aim of contributing to clean, smart and safe shipping and sustainable use of the sea. An inspiring event!