Sustainability plays an increasingly important role in technology. The maritime sector is very complex; this is the main reason why sustainable innovation is now upcoming. It is precisely that challenge that I find interesting: There is still a lot to be gained in the area of sustainability where shipping is concerned. This year we are making the first step towards the open sea with the Solar Boat Team. This allows us to have an even greater impact. We want to show that there are endless possibilities with sustainable innovative technologies, also with regards to offshore shipping.
I think it’s great to work a whole year with the team on such a large technical project. This year I am going to experience what it is like to work together in a very motivated multidisciplinary team. One of my personal goals is to expose the general public to this complex technical subject. Together with the rest of the Exposure Department, we promote sustainability in the maritime sector even more. We will make as many people as possible aware of the possibilities regarding sustainable shipping. After this year, all of the Netherlands will have heard of us!