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IMPACT Presentation at IMO STW43 Event in London

The IMPACT Project was presented by Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SUAS) at STW43 (Sub-committee on Standards of Training and Watch-keeping) in London, UK, 30 April – 5 May 2012.

Prior to STW43 presentation, a presentation was made at in Finland on 17 April with the attendance of all Finnish delegates. IMPACT Project and Platform were presented to delegates to get their views. Having received positive feedbacks from Finnish delegates, SUAS team was in a position to present IMPACT Project and Platform at STW43 Meeting in London.

Presentation for IMPACT at STW43 was made at the main assembly room after the morning session on 3, May 2012, at 1245-1315. A stand was allocated in parallel to the presentation at the event. The content of the presentation was mainly on the IMPACT Platform and its current constituent products (MarTEL, MarEng Plus, EGMDSS, NetOSKAR and MEP).

After the presentation, questions were directed from the audience where a number of countries’ representatives were present such as IMCA, IAMU, MCA and so forth. The audience was impressed with the project idea and products. Further information was presented to the interested parties such as South Africa, Greece and Latvia after the presentation. Mr. Tushar Bijur from MCA - Seafarer Training Branch - was quite interested and further information was provided to him after the congress. A number of dissemination materials were made available at the meeting hall.

Apart from the presentation of SUAS at the STW43 Meeting, relevant notes were taken for the consideration of IMPACT consortium on the subjects discussed at STW43 event:

  • minimum international standards for training and certification of seafarers;
  • principles of safe watchkeeping;
  • maritime safety, security, and environmental protection culture in all ship operations;
  • review of the principles of safe manning of ships and training issues related to the human element taking into account technological, organizational, and social developments;
  • promotion of awareness of lessons learned from the analysis of accident and incident reports and information;
  • review, updating and revision of IMO model courses; and
  • co-ordination with relevant UN bodies, IGOs and NGOs on international standards related to the training and certification of seafarers.

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