Third KNOWME newsletter published
The KNOWME project published its third newsletter. Issues are relevant to the maritime industry such as
- the future demand of maritime professionals in the maritime and port industry
- the cross-cultural training needs of maritime professionals
- the assessment of training requirements for seafarers and how these can be met by the adequate provision of maritime education and training
- the current state and future integration of maritime education and training in Europe
- the state of policies and strategies for training, education and knowledge development
KNOWME partners became IAMU members
The KNOWME project partners University of Applied Sciences Bremen and Chalmers University were welcomed as new members of the IAMU at the Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU), which took place Oct 15-17, 2012 in St. John's, Canada.
Project partner Thomas Pawlik: "I consider this membership as another important step towards the interlinking with international maritime educational institutions." He also adds: "I feel that the resulting synergetic effects will be of great direct value for education and research in this field." Thomas Pawlik is Professor of Maritime Management and Dean of Studies at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen's Centre of Maritime Studies. In the conference Chalmers’s maritime researcher, Lisa L. Froholdt, Ph.D., succeeded in accomplishing a letter of acceptance on her co-authored paper “Challenges and Opportunities in Maritime Education and competence development – a comparative analysis of lessons learnt”.
The IAMU unites well-known scientists who are doing research on presently relevant topics reaching from enhancing energy efficient ship handling to analysing the requirements for safe navigation within the arctic region. These innovative solutions amongst others are generated through communication and sharing experiences. At present 56 different universities across the world are member of IAMU.
Second KNOWME newsletter published
The KNOWME project is delighted to announce the publication of its second newsletter. Our inaugural issue features an interview with Mr Stavros Michailidis, Real Admiral (rd), HELLENIC COAST GUARD, General Director of the Maria Tsakos Foundation. Mr Michailidis talks about the the image of shipping today.
1st year technical review successful
After one year of project activities the partners of KNOWME were reviewed during a meeting in Brussels. The reviewers and the European Commission were broadly positive and formulated some recommendations for the forthcoming work.
KNOWME in Greece
The project partners of the KNOWME project met from 22 to 23 May 2012 in Chios (Greece) for the second Joint Project Meeting. The current status and discussion on further tasks was mainly discussed.
First deliverables are finalised. All partners are encouraged to continuously working on the next steps. The internal platform MS SharePoint serves as supporting technology. All important information is available online, documents could be uploaded, tasks are scheduled.
Next meeting: 27th – 28th of November in Antwerp (Belgium).