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WMU : Contributing to Malmö Museum Exhibition “Dangers at Sea”

The World Maritime University (WMU) is delighted to announce the opening of the “Dangers at Sea” exhibit at the Technology and Maritime Museum/Malmö Museum. 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 four poster profiles focusing on each individual’s work and a personal audio track 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.

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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 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 from now through to 2022 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.
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About Malmö Museum and “Women and Men at Sea

Malmö Museum is the largest museum in the south of Sweden. It features historical exhibits and items ranging from the Nordic Renaissance castles to actual submarines, real life frogs and sharks. The stories shared in the exhibits by Malmö Museum include historical topics, nature and wildlife, as well as technology and maritime. In 2020, Malmö Museum inaugurated an exhibition called Women and Men at Sea.
The exhibit came about based on feedback from museum visitors, which clearly shows a trend of the willingness to feature various topics that deal with storms, hazards and flooding at sea. Women and Men at Sea is currently showcasing five different exhibitions, one of which is the “Dangers at Sea”, three-year exhibit 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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