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The MarTID partnership was started more than a year ago, a partnership solidified in the summer of 2017 in the office of Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University. L to R: Associate Professor, Michael Manuel, WMU; Greg Trauthwein, Vice-President, New Wave Media; Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, WMU; Murray Goldberg, CEO, Marine Learning Systems.  Photo courtesy WMU

MarTID Survey Closing Today

of this historic initiative. The partnership was started more than a year ago, a partnership solidified in the summer of 2017 in the office of Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden, with the signing of an MoU with the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media, publishers of Maritime Reporter & E‪ngineering News and MarineLink.com. Once the MarTID survey is closed, the information will be analyzed and the results published, first in the pages of Maritime Reporter & E‪ngineering News and then made readily available to

(From Left) Associate Professor, Michael Manuel, WMU; Mr Greg Trauthwein, Vice-President, New Wave Media; Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, WMU; Mr Murray Goldberg, CEO, Marine Learning Systems, President of WMU, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, the CEO of Marine Learning Systems, Mr Murray Goldberg, and the Vice-President of New Wave Media, Mr Greg Trauthwein, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 29 June at WMU in Malmö, Sweden. (Photo: WMU)

WMU signs MoU with MLS, New Wave Media for Global Survey

The MoU establishes a partnership between the three organizations to conduct recurring global surveys on seafarer training practices in industry and sets out the guiding principles and terms by which WMU, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media will conduct these surveys as well as publicize the findings. Speaking at the signing, WMU President, Dr. Doumbia-Henry noted that for many decades there has been a dearth of information regarding how the industry actually manages, delivers and assesses training within and beyond the framework of the requirements of the STCW Convention, as amended. These

Murray Goldberg

Seagull AS, Marine Learning Systems Partner

Seagull AS and Marine Learning Systems are partnering to provide the full library of Seagull learning content on the MarineLMS training platform.   The partnership will provide an integrated solution to the cruise and ferry industries enabling rapid deployment of eLearning programs with course content on land and on-board, with or without connectivity. The system will also provide metrics and analytics which identify training issues before they become performance or safety problems. According to Seagull Managing Director Roger Ringstad, “For customers using LMS from MarineLMS this

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MarTID: The Global Maritime Training Survey

In a coming edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News, we explore modern training and “blended learning” techniques with Murray Goldberg, CEO of Marine Learning Systems, maker of MarineLMS. A researcher and developer of learning management systems, Goldberg’s software has been used by millions of people and companies worldwide. Here Goldberg explains the scope and important of a historic new annual survey, The Maritime Training and Insights Database (MarTID) (www.martid.org/survey). Q: Our parent organization, New Wave Media, your organization, and in conjunction with the

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Launch: MarTID - the Global Maritime Training Insights Database

of others. Too often we are failing to do so. With your help, this is all about to change.    What is MarTID? MarTID – the Maritime Training Insights Database, is a new non-commercial initiative collaboratively founded by the World Maritime University, New Wave Media and Marine Learning Systems. Its core principles include ethical integrity, objectivity and confidentiality. Each of these organizations is donating its time and resources to make this initiative possible. We are doing this because we believe that sharing information benefits the entire industry.   MarTID

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Assessing Skills in the Maritime Industry

in a variety of conditions, how can we hope to improve? How can we know we are operating safely and efficiently?   A Solution It was this nagging question, above, that inspired the training experts at one of the world’s largest cruise lines to find a solution. Working together with Marine Learning Systems as their training technology partner, they developed and are realizing their vision of making comprehensive, objective and highly detailed skills assessments a reality. The vision and the technology to support it have evolved over time and involve input and significant expertise from a broad

ESS managing director Mark Gillespie, global business development manager Andy Readyhough and commercial director Iain Middleton. (Photo: ESS)

Readyhough Joins Ecosse

with global business development for the ambitious Aberdeen-shire based company which specialises in seabed clearance and trenching operations in the renewable energy, oil and gas and interconnector sectors.   Readyhough has joined ESS having previously held senior management positions at Global Marine Systems and DeepOcean UK. He is a master mariner with more than 35 years maritime and offshore experience and for the last 18 years was engaged in submarine cable installation, trenching and maintenance operations.   ESS’s latest appointment follows Mark Brown joining as Engineering

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MET Honors 3,000th Participant

has honored its 3,000th course participant. The award, in the form of a certificate and gift, was officially presented to the American electrical engineer Guillermo Medina by Michael Neumann, the technical head of the MET. Guillermo Medina had successfully completed the three-day seminar on "Marine Electronics, Engine Monitoring and Automation" for marine engineers and technicians. In addition to power management, the aim of the seminar was to make participants more familiar with the functionality and operation of automation systems for the monitoring, control, alerting and documenting

GAC is Awarded ISO 29990 Certification (Credit GAC)

GAC Corporate Academy Certified

The GAC Corporate Academy (GCA) has joined the group of organizations to achieve ISO 29990 certification in recognition of the learning opportunities it offers. Only about 30 learning organizations hold ISO 29990 certification, which sets the international learning service standard for non-formal education and training. The GCA is one of the first to receive recognition in the Middle East and African region. Certification acknowledges that GCA courses offered to GAC Group employees around the world meet international standards, complying with quality standards for learning service providers

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Simplex-Turbulo to Host Technical Condition Monitoring Seminar

Simplex-Turbulo is hosting a condition monitoring seminar in March at the Baltic Exchange in London.   The seminar aims to educate technical managers in both the marine and power industries about the growing importance of condition monitoring. Industry experts will be on hand to demonstrate the latest equipment, giving participants the opportunity to learn how the technology can help prevent expensive, preventable engine damage.   Taking place on Friday,  March 9th, 2018, the seminar will cover key topics such as lubrication oil condition monitoring, bunker sampling and

Kohler Power Systems Announces Promotions

Kohler Power Systems has announced two promotions within its marine segment. Patrick Kline has been promoted to Global Marine, Americas, KPS; and Frank Formas has been appointed to MGR – Field Service, Global Marine, KPS. In his new role, Kline has overall responsibility for all Global Marine sales efforts in the Americas. While at Kohler, he has established a rapport with the North American Global Marine distribution channel and has introduced Global Marine into unexplored markets. In his new position, Kline will continue to develop the Global Marine Americas network toward further segment

Pitcher Joins Videotel as Sales Director

of e-Learning maritime training programs and a company of KVH Industries, Inc., has appointed Joe Pitcher as its sales director to lead business development efforts and liaise with Videotel’s global network of agents and sales offices.   Previously, Pitcher was head of sales at V.Group Marine Services, providing a broad range of business support solutions to shipowners and shipmanagers as well as shipyards, oil and gas services and marine equipment suppliers. Prior to that position, he worked in sales roles in the commercial maritime travel sector. 

Richard J Schuhmann, Ph.D

The Landing School Names Schuhmann President

an MIT Report. “My vision for the School’s future begins with preserving the structures and philosophy that define the core values of the School, which are responsible for the strong sense of curricular pragmatism and student-teacher community; this includes maintaining strong ties with the marine and local communities. We will continue to refine the exciting current curricular initiatives taking place at the School such that degree offerings continue to add value and are World Class; we intend to be the innovation leader in this academic space. The Landing School will continue to dedicate

Chad Fuhrmann (Photo: Faststream)

Faststream Awards Inaugural Leadership Scholarship

. Fuhrmann is the business director for the Americas at Maritime Assurance and Consulting, Ltd. (MAC), where he is responsible for all U.S. operations. He previously held leadership roles at DNV GL, GL Noble Denton, and Oceaneering International. Fuhrmann has nearly 20 years of experience in the marine industry and was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy Individual Ready Reserve. Eric Peters, managing director, Americas, Faststream Recruitment Group, said, “Chad’s impressive employment history and qualifications combined with his unique position developing MAC’s global

Morgan Gomez (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Hires Gomez as Engineering Technician

Greensea has appointed Morgan Gomez as Engineering Technician. He is responsible for hardware integration and software configuration for several customers, including VideoRay, SeaBotix, STIDD and Outland Technology. Gomez earned his Associates of Applied Science Degree, Engineering Technology - Unmanned Aerial Systems from Northwestern Michigan College, and is pursuing a degree in electrical engineering. “Morgan was hired as an intern, but after seeing his exceptional work and ability to quickly learn new systems, we knew he had to be a permanent part of our team,” said Jason LaShelle

Tony Kelleher (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Names Kelleher VP Customer Support, Training

Volvo Penta of the Americas announced the appointment of Tony Kelleher as vice president for customer support and training.   Kelleher will be responsible to support both marine and industrial segments within the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. He will serve as a member of the Volvo Penta of the Americas executive team and the extended aftermarket management team   Kelleher was previously director of the marine leisure segment with responsibility for OEM and dealer sales and partnership development for North America. He has also served as head of the service

Summer interns Rez Nuru (left) and Alex Rubin (right) working in Portsmouth Naval Base for BAE Systems. (Photo: BAE Systems)

BAE Systems Welcomes Record Number of Paid Interns

More than 140 university students from across the country are being given a unique insight into working life at BAE Systems, as part of the company’s 12-week summer internship program.   At Portsmouth Naval Base and Cowes on the Isle of Wight, 11 interns are currently working across a number of disciplines from HR and finance, through to engineering and supply chain.   Now in its third year, this growing program gives students the opportunity to learn from employees who are experts in their fields and gain insights that can only come from real world experience.   Over a

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