WMU Contributes to “Dangers at Sea” Exhibit, Malmö

The World Maritime University (WMU) is delighted to announce the opening of the “Dangers at Sea” exhibit at the Malmö Technology and Maritime Museum (Teknikens och Sjöfartens hus). The exhibit features WMU within the overall “Women and Men at Sea” exhibit, and showcases Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the University, as well as four resident PhD Candidates. 

The theme of Challenges, Solutions, and Future Efforts are explored through the presentation of profiles focused on each individual’s work and a personal audio track for each contributor including:

Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, the first female President of WMU and first from a developing country, highlighting the important work and global impact of WMU.

Ms. Kristal Ambrose from The Bahamas and her efforts as a renowned plastic pollution activist, succeeding in a national single use plastics ban in her home country. 

Mr. SeyedVahid Vakili from Iran and his research on reducing underwater noise pollution as it is detrimental to ecosystems and can change populations both biologically and ecologically. 

Ms. Renis Auma Ojwala from Kenya and her efforts to promote gender equality and specifically to improve the conditions for women's participation in fisheries.

Ms. Zaidy Afrin from Fiji and her efforts to improve "Life below water as a workplace" as advancing diver employment would mean more qualified divers to support the health of the ocean.

The Dangers at Sea exhibition focuses on both the past and the future with the historic aspects highlighting dramatic events linked to extreme weather events in the Malmö area. A future perspective turns the spotlight on Malmö as a coastal city of the future, assigned as an Ocean Action Hub. The exhibit is expected to be available until spring of 2023 and can be visited in person, or virtually. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only a limited number of people may visit the on-site exhibition. Reservations can be made on the museum’s website. The virtual exhibit can be accessed online and includes a virtual walk around the exhibit as well as access to the audio clips. 

To see the WMU contributions to the exhibit, click here.

To learn more about the overall exhibit and the various contributions, click here. 

About Malmö Museer and the “Women and Men at Sea” Exhibit

Malmö's Technology and Maritime Museum Museum is part of Malmö Museer, the largest museum in the south of Sweden. It features exhibits and items ranging from Nordic Renaissance castles to actual submarines as well as nature, wildlife, technology and maritime subjects. The Women and Men at Sea exhibit was inaugurated in 2020 and is currently showcasing five different exhibitions including “Dangers at Sea”, launched in April 2021.

About the World Maritime University

The World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden is established within the framework of the International Maritime Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations. The mission of WMU is to be the world centre of excellence in postgraduate maritime and oceans education, professional training and research, while building global capacity and promoting sustainable development. WMU’s vision is to inspire leadership and innovation for a sustainable maritime and oceans future. WMU is an organization by and for the international maritime community and is committed to the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

The WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute was inaugurated in May 2018 and made possible through generous support from The Nippon Foundation of Japan, the Governments of Sweden, Canada, and Germany, as well as the City of Malmö. The vision of the Institute is to act as an independent focal point for the ocean science-policy-law-industry-society interface where policy makers, the scientific community, regulators, industry actors, academics, and representatives of civil society meet to discuss how best to manage and use ocean spaces and their resources in accordance with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

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