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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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Maritime Education to Focus on Quality

Maritime Organization (IMO)  is firmly committed to the Sustainable Development Goals, one of which is about delivering quality education.A press note from the UN agency said that an important element of its efforts in this regard are its two maritime educational institutions – the World Maritime University (WMU) and the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI). Both are focussed on delivering high-level education in maritime-related subjects to students from developing countries.Sunday 4 November saw the graduation ceremony for WMU’s class of 2018. One of the largest to date

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MarTID 2019: Autonomy & the Seafarer

Maritime Training Insights Database steering group has announced the upcoming launch of the 2019 MarTID survey, which this year focuses on the trend toward autonomous vessel operations and its impact on training current and future mariners. 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).This

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MarTID 2019: Autonomous Operations and the Future Mariner

By Michael Manuel, Associate Professor, Head - Maritime, Education and Training (World Maritime University);Murray Goldberg, President and CEO (Marine Learning Systems); and Greg Trauthwein, Editor & Associate Publisher (New Wave Media)The second annual global Maritime Training Insights Database survey examines the impact of the autonomy trend in maritime operations on the training of future “seafarers”The Maritime Training Insights Database (MarTID) steering group is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the 2019 MarTID survey, which this year focuses on the trend toward autonomous

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World Maritime Day Theme 2019: Empowering Women

fuels thriving economies across the world, spurs growth and development, and benefits all of us working in the global maritime community as we strive towards safe, secure, clean and sustainable shipping,” Mr. Lim said. Female graduates of IMO’s global training institutes, the World Maritime University (WMU) and the International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) are today working as maritime administrators and decision makers. They have a positive impact as role models in encouraging new female recruits.  IMO also supports the empowerment of women through gender-specific fellowships

MarTID: The Global Survey of Maritime Training Practices Debuts

all levels, leading to the sustainable development of productivity and safety of vessel operations. The MarTID project is completely non-commercial, and reports are free and distributed widely. It is supported by the generous contributions of the three partnering organizations – the World Maritime University (WMU), New Wave Media and the Marine Learning Systems group. All three stakeholders agree that best practices can be achieved only if this effort is based on real data. Your data – protected and anonymized. Specifically, the report provides information on: industry spend

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

Training Insights Database (MarTID), giving the industry one last chance to take 20 minutes and become a part 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

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MarTID: The Global Maritime Training Survey

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 World Maritime University, earlier this year signed an MOU to create a survey of global maritime training habits and practices, The Maritime Training and Insights Database (MarTID). Please give a brief synopsis of MarTID and its importance to the industry.    Goldberg: I’m very excited about The

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Launch: MarTID - the Global Maritime Training Insights Database

be hard-wired to learn from the experiences 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

Martek Bucks the Trend on Gender Divide

.   During 2016 both the BBC and BHP Billiton took steps to ensure that moving forward women make up 50% of their workforce.   While in the marine industry several attempts have been made in recent years to try to increase the number of women in the industry.   In 2014 The World Maritime University (WMU) and IMO published a book to highlight the achievements of women in the maritime sector, concluding the maritime industry needs more women, particularly in leadership roles.   A year later the IMO launched the video “Making Waves: women leaders in the maritime world&rdquo