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Why are we celebrating the sea in 2005?

2005 is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar and the death of England's greatest naval hero, Admiral Lord Nelson. The Trafalgar Festival will celebrate and commemorate this important event in Britain's maritime past. But we want to take this opportunity to draw people's attention to just how important the sea continues to be in all our lives – essentially, we want to raise public awareness about the sea.

Does SeaBritain 2005 provide any funding?

The SeaBritain 2005 campaign is not a fund-giving organisation. It can help with advice and guidance on organising events and activities and with publicising your events through its website www.seabritain2005.com and other publications in the run-up to 2005. Event organisers are expected to fund their events themselves.

Who are the SeaBritain 2005 partners?

For a list of current partners, see the 'partners & people' section of this site. If you think you might want to become a partner, contact the SeaBritain 2005 team.

How big does an event need to be for inclusion on the SeaBritain 2005 website?

No event is too small – or too big – for inclusion on the website. If you're planting a tree in the grounds of your local village hall to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Nelson and Trafalgar, we'd like to hear about it. Look at our events section to get you started.

How can a small business in tourism work with SeaBritain 2005?

SeaBritain 2005 is a major initiative promoted in partnership with VisitBritain (formerly the British Tourist Authority), which has made it a main tourism marketing theme for summer 2004 through to winter 2005. It offers organisations in tourism – however large or small – opportunities to engage with visitors from both Britain and overseas to market and promote facilities, attractions and special events.

VisitBritain can help initially and pass you along to a local tourist board contact to develop your ideas. Please contact Michael Bedingfield, England Marketing Director.  

Can I use the SeaBritain 2005 logo?

Yes. Please follow our design guidelines carefully when using the SeaBritain 2005 logo.

How often will the website be updated?

Site content will be updated with events, news and features as and when we receive them. As SeaBritain 2005 gains momentum this may be on a weekly or a daily basis. Development of the website itself, things like online registration and event submission, will continue until the public launch later in 2004.

How can I get my event onto the website?

You can e-mail information about your event to seabritain2005@nmm.ac.uk. A member of the SeaBritain 2005 team may contact you to check the details and request further information. You will be able to submit your event online later in 2004.

Where can I find out more about the kinds of careers there are in the maritime industry?

For more information about careers visit the Sea Vision UK website or e-mail Ms Manuela Sarris at Sea Vision UK.

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