Mr Craig Baldwin
Name: Mr Craig Baldwin
Job Title: Course Manager
Address: Falmouth Marine School, Killigrew Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3QS
Tel: 01326 310310
Fax: 01326 310300
2008 to Present: Course Manager - Marine Biology and Ecology
1998 to 2008: Course Manager - fishery management Facility Manager - National Aquatics Training Centre
1989 to 1998: Fisheries Manager - Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
1987 to 1989: Section Manager - A5 aquatics
Falmouth Harbour Commission has liaised with Falmouth Marine School in order to sponsor a set of student projects that will not only present staff and students with a unique opportunity to develop their expertise in a range of field based studies but will result in a sustained development in the profile of both Falmouth Marine School and Cornwall College as the regional experts in marine based studies.
Merlin Entertainments are one of a number of companies who donated a range of extremely specialised equipment used in the study of the husbandry requirements of a range of aquatic species. Merlin have not only agreed to continue to donate a range of specialised materials and equipment relating to this area of study but have agreed to increase their level of support should this bid be successful. They have also proposed a series of research based activities that are directly related to this bid. Falmouth Marine School also manage the internationally recognised vocational qualification ‘Certificate in Aquatic Husbandry’ in conjunction with Merlin Entertainments and are actively pursuing the opportunity of developing a HE certificate and Foundation Degree in conjunction with them. The development of the resources associated with this bid would prove to be an extremely positive step towards the successful development of both these research opportunities and course developments.
The Marine Science foundation degree at FMS is now including the second year module ‘Biology and Culture of Aquatic Species’. This unit will require the development of a range of specialist facilities. The equipment and materials associated with this bid would become a core element associated with the delivery of this unit.
Finally, we have also been approached by a number of regional, national and international based publications and institutions who have expressed a strong interest in developing links with FMS / CC regarding aquatic husbandry. The success of this bid would prove to be an extremely positive basis for the development additional links with associated publications and institutions and would help to ensure that the current level of success enjoyed by marine science at FMS is sustained. In the case of a successful bid, we have also been invited to present the research results to a number of institutions and participate within a series of public orientated events associated with this field of study.
A successful bid would provide the basis for a series of student led and industry associated projects;
HE students participating on the newly approved module ‘biology and culture of marine aquatic species’ would become involved in the design, purchase, installation and management of these systems
Once installed, the equipment will become involved in a series of student / industry sponsored projects associated with the ‘maturation’ of the biological filters.
Once matured, the systems would become an integral series of projects / research opportunities associated with the growth, reproduction and husbandry of a range of native and non native species.
The maturation and husbandry elements of this project will involve species health and welfare, nutrition, water chemistry and life support management. Each element of these projects has received offers of support from key industry providers and will also provide the opportunity of developing research, FT and PT course development together with income generation.
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