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.
The Future of Maritime Education and Training
Final Conference on 20th May 2014 in Bremen, Germany
We will highlight the results of the KNOWME project, focused on topics such as the image of shipping, retention in the maritime industry, improving working and living conditions for seafarers, innovative maritime education and training policies and the future of maritime education and training. The remit of the conference will be inclusive of the academic and the industry perspective, and the views of a wide range of stakeholder groups will be represented. More
Free maritime e-courses available
KNOWME has developed three e-courses free of costs: Cross-Cultural Training, Maritime Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Environmental Management.
- Target groups: Potential and current workforce on board and onshore; employees in the maritime industry
- Level: General
- Workload: 45 hours for each course
- Start: Anytime if you are online ;)
Interested? Go to http://knowme.oncampus.de and create an account!