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Satakunta University of Applied Science (SUAS) presented IMPACT platform in International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) Conference which was held in St. John’s, Newfoundlands, in Canada in October 2012.

The IMPACT project funded by European Union continues to go ahead. Lately, the platform and its selected products were disseminated at one of the major conference held in Canada in October 2012.  The conference theme titled “Expanding Frontiers: Challenges and Opportunities in Maritime Education and Training” was primarily focussed on the recent STCW10 changes, known as Manila Amendments, and its impact on Maritime Education and Training (MET).

A paper was published in the conference proceedings which were written with collaborative work of Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SUAS), Centre for Factories of the Future (C4FF), TUDEV Institute of Maritime Studies (TUDEV) as being three major partners of the IMPACT project.

The paper mainly focussed on discussing the problems associated with the lack of ICT based maritime training products as well as not having a platform to promote them. The number of selected products were also introduced and discussed in the paper e. MarTEL, EGMDSS, MarENG, MEP and NetOSKAR – which are all part of the MaritimeTraining platform.

The paper can be downloaded here.