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WMU Calls On Communities To Protect Seafarers’ Rights

As the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) apex institution for maritime and ocean education, the World Maritime University (WMU) adds its voice to widespread concerns over the serious effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health, wellbeing, and safety of seafarers.As countries around the world retreat to fight the pandemic, travel restrictions and financial losses are hitting shipping and other ocean-related industries hard. At sea, maritime workers are bearing the brunt of this global humanitarian crisis.Echoing the messages contained in IMO circular letter 4204 and the statement

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Have You Taken the MarTID 2020 Survey?

is heard. Take the MarTID 2020 survey today:Vessel operator survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020MarTIDOperatorMETI survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020MarTIDMETISeafarer survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020MarTIDSeafarerMarTID is a non-commercial, joint initiative of the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media, launched in 2018 with the completion of the inaugural survey and publication of the 2018 Training Practices Report, which can be found, along with the 2019 report, at www.MarTID.org

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MarTID 2020: Take the Global Maritime Training Survey

will have a means to benchmark their own training initiatives.Maritime training institutions will be able to better gauge future needs.Seafarers will potentially have a clearer picture of evolving skills requirements.What is MarTID?MarTID is a non-commercial, joint initiative of the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media. Its core principles include ethical integrity, objectivity and confidentiality. It was launched in 2018 with the completion of the inaugural survey and publication of the 2018 Training Practices Report, which can be found, along with the 2019

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MarTID 2020: A Call to Action

.surveymonkey.com/r/2020MarTIDOperatorMETI survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020MarTIDMETISeafarer survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020MarTIDSeafarerThe maritime training practices survey and its resulting annual report are non-commercial initiatives launched by the World Maritime University, New Wave Media, and Marine Learning Systems in partnership together. This year, like last, we have created three separate surveys: one to be completed by seafarers, one by vessel operators, and one by maritime training institutions. If you work in the industry, it is almost certainly the

James C. DeSimone, Deputy Commissioner, Ferry Division, New York City Department of Transportation. Photo: Greg Trauthwein

Profiles in Training: Staten Island Ferries

will have a means to benchmark their own training initiatives. Maritime training institutions will be able to better gauge future needs. Seafarers will potentially have a clearer picture of evolving skills requirements.What is MarTID?MarTID is a non-commercial, joint initiative of the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media. Its core principles include ethical integrity, objectivity and confidentiality. It was launched in 2018 with the completion of the inaugural survey and publication of the 2018 Training Practices Report, which can be found, along with the 2019

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MarTID 2020: The Maritime Training Survey is Open

.Survey LinksVessel Operator survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020MarTIDOperatorMETI survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020MarTIDMETISeafarer survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020MarTIDSeafarerWhat is MarTID?MarTID is a non-commercial, joint initiative of the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media. Its core principles include ethical integrity, objectivity and confidentiality. It was launched in 2018 with the completion of the inaugural survey and publication of the 2018 Training Practices Report, which can be found, along with the 2019

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250 Graduates from 79 Countries: IMO Univ

Future maritime leaders from more than 70 countries graduated this week (3 November) from International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden.WMU was founded in 1983 by IMO as a center of excellence for maritime postgraduate education, research, and capacity building. It offers unique postgraduate educational programs, undertakes wide-ranging research in maritime and ocean-related studies and helps build maritime capacity in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Quality education is itself one of the SDGs – SDG 4.The graduating

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen CEO Joins WISTA

in IMO and has since its inception in 1974 participated in a number of global initiatives aimed at increasing diversity and inclusion in the shipping industry. WISTA has partnered with organizations like the European Commission, International Chamber of Shipping, InterManager, INTERTANKO, World Maritime University, ISWAN, the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and YoungShip to increase women’s participation in the maritime industry in line with the UN’s sustainable Development Goal 5, (Gender Equality and Empowerment for all Women and Girls)More than 40 countries support a National WISTA

Scripture Reading by Nicole Wickham, President, Jamaica Chapter, Women in Maritime Association Caribbean (WiMAC). (Photo: WiMAC)

MAJ, WiMAC Celebrate Women in the Shipping Sector

the accountant at the port. I joined his department and he allowed me to grow by entrusting me with responsibilities, giving me space to work but also holding me accountable. When I outgrew that job and became restless, he encouraged me and recommended that the company support me to go to the World Maritime University.She continued: “In my present job, I have also been fortunate to have another male supervisor who encouraged me in my professional development – Rear Admiral Peter Brady, who has also played a huge supporting role in the establishment of WiMAC.“I consider myself to have

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IMO Emphasis on Empowering Women

, seven regional Women in Maritime Associations have been established, covering more than 150 countries and dependent territories.IMO provides gender-specific fellowships and scholarships, both at its own maritime education establishments – the International Maritime Law Institute and the World Maritime University – and at others, too.This year, to help celebrate the World Maritime theme, IMO is undertaking a range of initiatives and events, such as panel discussions, a social media campaign and has launched a new film – Turning the Tide

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IMO Movie Promotes Gender Diversity

range of gender-specific activities.IMO Member States are encouraged to open the doors of their maritime institutes to enable women to train alongside men and acquire the high-level of competence that the maritime industry demands. Today, female graduates from IMO's training institutes, the World Maritime University (WMU) and the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) hold positions of responsibility across the maritime world.WMU counts more than 1,000 female graduates to date, while IMLI was the first UN body to include a requirement that 50% of its places be reserved for women."I applied

RISING TRAINING BUDGETS: Increasing focuses on safety and meeting regulatory mandate means more money spent on training. Source: MarTID 2019

MarTID 2019: Maritime Training Budgets Rise

of money, interestingly, more than 68% of seafarers have increased their personal seafarer training expenditure over the last five years, and more than 55% expect their personal training expenditures to grow in the upcoming year.About MarTID:MarTID is a non-commercial, joint initiative of the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media, publishers of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News. The 2019 report was themed to examine more closely the impact autonomy in the maritime space will have on training initiatives for current and future seafarers

Chief Executive of Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Quah Ley Hoon with President of World Maritime University, Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry. Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

WMU, MPA Sign MoU

The World Maritime University (WMU) signed an enhanced Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), to cooperate on global maritime leadership training and capacity building for the international maritime community.  The enhanced MoU was signed by Ms. Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive, MPA, and Dr. Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU.The agreement provides for cooperation between the two partners on the education of maritime leaders, leadership development programmes, as well as exchange of faculty members.Under the agreement, MPA Academy will continue to

 Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, WMU’s President

WMU: Maritime Energy Postgraduate Diploma

The World Maritime University has launched a new Postgraduate Diploma program on Maritime Energy via distance learning. The new program is designed to take a holistic approach from ships to ports and shipyards, combining technical solutions with a socio-economic-environmental perspective.“The 2015 Paris Agreement and new IMO greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) Strategy require a significant reduction in GHG to be achieved over the coming decades, reaching zero emissions of CO2 before the end of this century,” said Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, WMU’s President. “The University

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Empowering Women in the Maritime

in Le Havre, France, in partnership with the Port Institute for Education and Research (IPER) and the Le Havre Port Authority, where, in 2018, 48 women from 32 countries received training on port management. A total of 308 women have received training under this activity alone.At IMO’s World Maritime University (WMU) in Sweden, the proportion of women graduates has increased steadily over the years. By 2018, 1,029 females had graduated from the University out of a total 4,919 graduates. The number of female graduates has increased steadily over the years - from four in 1985 to 79 in 2018. By the

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Maritime Training: Take the MarTID Global Survey

SurveyTo facilitate a broader response, this year the MarTID steering group opted to both shorten the survey and to offer three, targeted versions: one for vessel operators, one for training institutions and one for seafarers.What is MarTID?MarTID is a noncommercial, joint initiative of the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media. Its core principles include ethical integrity, objectivity and confidentiality. It was launched in 2018 with the completion of the inaugural survey and publication of the 2018 Training Practices Report (which can be found at www.MarTID.org).Why

The MarTID 2019 survey of maritime training is now open. Image: © putilov_denis/Adobe Stock

MarTID 2019: The Global Survey of Maritime Training Practices is Open

one for seafarers.  For Operators: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019MarTIDOperatorFor Training Institutions: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019MarTIDMETIFor Seafarers: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019MarTIDSeafarerWhat is MarTID?MarTID is a non-commercial, joint initiative of the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media. Its core principles include ethical integrity, objectivity and confidentiality. It was launched in 2018 with the completion of the inaugural survey and publication of the 2018 Training Practices Report (which can be found at www.MarTID.org).Why

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