For the maritime sector to remain competitive, and for the quality of European and International standards to not fall, it is imperative to raise the standards in Maritime Education and Training, and providing institutions with tools to improve the quality of the education that they provide.
To ensure standards do not fall, a number of issues and problems in the Maritime Training sector need to be addressed and resolved. This includes reviewing the reasons for major incidents and accidents occurring in the maritime industry. Through EU funding and support, steps are being made to provide innovative solutions to solve many of these maritime training problems.
This website provides access to number of maritime training products developed through EU funding, where these novel and innovative IT based Maritime Education and Training (MET) products directly address particular problems or deficiencies in MET.
These products were developed according to international standards such as the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Standards of Certification, Training, and Watchkeeping (STCW). As the IMO is the United Nations specialized agency responsible for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships, it is essential to follow the standards that they set. All the products promote competencies specified to these standards, and some lead to internationally recognised qualifications.
In time, the MaritimeTraining Platform will expand its reach, and many new and novel innovative IT based products will be added to the platform.