Welcome to the KNOWME project
The KNOWME project covers the main issues addressed by the European Commission in the „Maritime Transport Strategy 2009–2018“ focusing on the ‘human factor’ which is addressed in this call and the FP 7 work programme 2010. Main concern is the growing shortage of maritime professionals, especially qualified merchant marine officers. This entails the significant risk of decreased competitiveness of the European maritime industry in general.
Knowledge and competence are vital resources for the European maritime transport sector that needs further development for meeting challenges from global competition and the necessity of creating local and global sustainable transport. This research project is concerned with the creation of a maritime industry knowledge network for raising the knowledge level of the sector’s human resources and improving its image and marketability among key decision-makers, the labour market, and the public.