There have been revisions in various EU Member countries in terms of the maritime education and training system. The objective is to build the maritime infrastructure mostly through the enhancement of ship energy management measures by developing the quality of staffs including seafarers and shore based personnel as well as protecting the European areas against greenhouse gas emissions. Any implementation to reduce fuel consumption, costs and emissions is a priority for ship energy management. Likewise, access to online learning platforms is an important matter.
The MarEd (Maritime Education for Energy Efficiency) project will offer such training for the correct application of the international regulations for ship energy efficiency in order to fill energy skills gaps and barriers within the education system of seafarers and shore based personnel.
There are a huge variety of training resources on ship energy efficiency existing to teach the concepts of the rules. However, there is still an important variation between what is taught and what is really applied at sea in real time by energy efficiency dedicated staffs in shipping companies. For example, even if the right measure is selected for a ship voyage, fuel economy might not be acceptable as predicted due to the real time conditions such as weather and sea state etc.
This project will focus on these skills gap between the world of work and the world of education by:
1.) Identifying of ship energy efficiency barriers and developing of decision-making tools that shipping industry can understand of how shipping companies fail to improve their work with energy efficiency i.e. what barriers or constraints may exist and evaluate the priority of energy efficiency barriers against high fuel prices and carbon emissions of ship energy consumption areas that could be controlled by ship operators.
2.) Examining current levels of awareness, knowledge and motivation towards carbon emissions in general, shipping carbon emissions, and towards making operational changes by ship operators, including seafarers and shore-based personnel and the differences between theory and real application in a questionnaire-led needs analysis and information based on the investigation of past ship energy efficiency implementations.
3.) Developing an online module for the best action possible and most realistic way of implementing ship energy efficiency measures for all type of ships considering the existing technologies and tools on board a ship or a shipping company, and other various stakeholder’s involvements.
4.) Designing an assessment tool that supports the staff with a genuine certificate for newly skill acquisition. The MarEd (Maritime Education for Energy Efficiency) project offers tailor-made training programmes for various types of vessels and shipping companies. The training will have phases (basic to extended knowledge) to teach seafarers and shore based personnel working on different level of a job.
THE PROJECT AIMS TO ACHIEVE THE FOLLOWING OUTPUTS, RESULTS AND PRODUCTS
Online Training Courses
PROGRESS OF PROJECT OUTPUTS
The quality control group which will be leaded by Orka Bilisim will be in charge of the assessment of the project including quantitative and qualitative evaluations. The quality control group aims to achieve targets and outcomes in time and on budget. Therefore, the group will establish the framework, and ensure that both qualitative and quantitative indicators achieved by the partners and reported to the management group without any delays. In order to keep the project in the right direction, the quality control group will be supported by the MGManagement group.
Online Training Courses
- Online Questionnaires 100% 100%
- Online Training Courses 70% 70%
- Newsletters 40% 40%
- Press Releases 40% 40%
- Bulletins 30% 30%
- Project Flyers 50% 50%
- Brochures 30% 30%
- Papers 0% 0%
The foreseen influences are to:
1. Secure and progress the existing energy efficiency knowledge of the seafarers and shore-based personnel. With the easiness to learn anywhere and anytime, the autonomous e-learning mode is expected to have instant effect for the personnel learning to correctly apply the vessel energy efficiency measures with the understanding of energy drivers, barriers and constraints, and increase awareness about the key solutions of vessel energy management practices.
2. A practically applicable ship energy efficiency course will be provided to the training foundations and authorities in five different languages which will enable direct utilisation into their existing programmes. Therefore, a direct and instant effect on the vocational training in maritime industry will be obtained.
3. The product developer partners’ educational services will benefit a lot for their in-house training
4. It is predicted that the planned course will result in recognition by main accrediting and licensing institutions. This will add impact and reliability to the tools produced by the project.
There is an actual interest in making maritime professions in Europe extra appealing to young people and therefore advancing the employment of seafarers.