Today the website has broadened in its focus, including guest lectures, and feature articles dealing with some of the specific topics in maritime economics.
The "Post your paper" (i.e. the library) provides analysts with a place to publish their own research on any of the topics covered: maritime economics, maritime history et cetera. It also contains papers from Martin Stopford's archive.
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The Maritime Lectures team
Director and teacher
Media and Education
The advisory board
Martin Stopford is an economist and has had careers as a teacher, writer, information provider and business manager. He received a Lloyd's List Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. He is a director of Clarksons plc, the world's largest shipbroker.
Ken Flanagan is an Innovation Strategist and Creative Development Producer specialising in multi-media factual content provision.
He is an experienced award-winning media professional, and his work utilises a range of new technologies within digital production and social media.
His background is as a documentarian, and he continues to work strategically and creatively, focusing particularly on trans-media production and e-learning. He has a broad range of experience in developing innovative new learning programmes through brand communications agency Brandlove. As a mentor with Mediatrust, a charitable media organisation proving opportunities within media for disadvantaged young people, he continues to lead training and development programs.
Colin Hume has been a freelance programmer and lecturer for many years, and has had a long association with Clarkson Research Studies and Martin Stopford.
He also writes plays and musicals, and is best known as as a writer and caller of English Folk Dances. He has taught dances in England, Canada, the USA, The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.
Siri Pettersen Strandenes has been a professor at Norges Handelshøyskole in Norway since 2002. She received her MSc from NHH in 1978.
Strandenes' main research areas are Maritime Economics, Economics of Air Transport, International Economics and Industrial Organization. She has published a number of articles in these areas.
Strandenes is Honorary Visiting Professor at Cass Business School and Visiting Professor at the University of Antwerp. She has served on a number of Boards in public and private institutions, among them DNB, Norges Bank, Bergshav Shipholding, Norwegian Guarantee Institute for Export Credits (GIEK), Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Institute of Transport Economics (TØI) and currently is member in the Board in Norwegian Hull Club, and in the Corporate Assembly in Telenor ASA.
Roar Ådland joined the Norwegian School of Economics as a professor in 2012. He is the holder of the Bergen Shipowners' Association Chair in shipping economics at the Center for Shipping and Logistics. He holds a Master of Science degree in marine technology from NTNU, a M.Phil in Business Economics from NHH and a Master of Science in Ocean Systems Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Professor Ådland received his Ph.D. in Ocean Systems Management from MIT in 2003.
Before becoming an academic, Roar Ådland had a career in the shipping industry, first as an analyst with Clarkson Research Ltd. in London and since 2006 as a trader and portfolio manager of freight derivatives (FFAs) at Clarkson Fund Management Ltd., a shipping-focused hedge fund.
Roar Ådland's research focuses on freight derivative pricing and trading, applications of AIS data, vessel valuation, shipping risk management and bulk freight market modelling.