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The Partnership consist five major maritime education and training organisations from five EU countries. Each partner has been involved in many ICT based innovative projects and at least one of their products is in this MaritimeTraining platform. 

Centre for Factories of the Future (www.c4ff.co.uk)

C4FF’s maritime education division has had many years of experience in developing programmes based on the international standards for the education and training of merchant navy officers. C4FF has both led and participated in many EU funded projects. C4FF supported the development of MariFuture, a pan-European network of maritime institutions. Marifuture aims to improve education and training practices at European maritime education and training providers (METs), and aims to facilitate the harmonisation of merchant navy officer education and training across Europe. The MariFuture network has instigated many European and European Union funded projects to address specific training deficiencies and problems within the maritime sector

Spinaker (SPIN) (www.spinaker.si) (www.egmdss.com)

Spinaker d.o.o. is the largest maritime education company in Slovenia. They develop their own training programmes (including content) for all of their courses. The courses are authorised by the Slovenian Maritime Directorate and some of them are used by other smaller maritime education companies. The most important course that SPIN offer is the Short Range Certificate, which is used by some 500 people yearly. SPIN have completed and developed an e-learning system to obtain a Short Range Certificate which is now readily available and is being promoted in all EU countries. It is a requirement of SPIN that all of their teachers/tutors have the Global Operator Certificate and are maritime officers.

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SUAS) (www.samk.fi)

SUAS is one of the major institutions of higher education in Finland. Its Faculty of Technology and Maritime Management has a substantial reputation in technology and maritime studies and related research. The University has experience in many national and international projects. SUAS has worked with other national and international nautical centres as well as with associated awarding and professional and licensing bodies. They are also the English language training facility providers at the University.

TUDEV Institute of Maritime Studies (TUDEV) (www.tudev.com.tr) (www.marifuture.org)

TUDEV Institute is a maritime education and training (MET) provider established by the Turkish maritime industry. TUDEV is part of the maritime employers association and the Turkish Chamber of Shipping. For some 15 years, TUDEV has offered MET courses and a range of short courses to the maritime industry. TUDEV was the instigator of a successful Leonardo project (Safety on Sea - SOS, 2005-07) which led to the formation of the MariFuture platform. TUDEV has also played a key role in several other EU funded projects such as EGMDSS, MarTEL, MarTEL Plus, SURPASS and M'AIDER.

National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) (www.nmci.ie) (www.cit.ie)

NMCI offers degree courses in Nautical Science and Marine and Plant Engineering and a Certificate in Navigational Studies (Seamanship) which will suit school leavers and those with experience of working aboard merchant ships or fishing vessels. Professional seafarers seeking further training are also catered for with short courses and preparatory courses for the Certificates of Competency.