Maritime educators in China are the first to undergo a newly developed course designed to assist maritime training institutes to introduce the topic of energy-efficient ship operation into their teaching curriculums. More than 30 participants from maritime universities, shipping colleges and institutes from across China are attending the workshop, taking place in Hangzhou (8-9 December).
The course, developed under IMO’s GloMEEP project, will help maritime training institutes to deliver IMO’s Model Course 4.05 to seafarers. It consists of a series of lectures, interactive exercises and videos to enhance the learning experience and ensure there are properly trained crews who can contribute to efficient shipping. In this way the course supports IMO’s environmental protection goals by spreading industry best practices that can reduce fuel consumption from ships and associated greenhouse gas emissions.
IMO has designed a series of model courses to support implementation of IMO Conventions and to facilitate access to the knowledge and skills demanded by increasingly sophisticated maritime technology.
The GloMEEP workshop is hosted by the Zhejiang Institute of Communications and China Maritime Safety Administration. IMO is represented by Astrid Dispert and a team of consultants.