The WMU Executive Board (EB) held its 21st Session at IMO Headquarters in London on 08 December 2017. It was preceded by meetings of the Endowment Fund Development and Investment Committees on 07 December 2017. Both Committees updated the EB members on progress made towards operationalizing the WMU Endowment Fund in 2018. Other agenda items included the new, results-based WMU Business Plan 2018-2019 and WMU's alignment with IMO's strategic objectives in the IMO Strategic Plan 2018-2023.
In London on 29 November, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University (WMU), and Mr. Donald Roussel, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security, Transport Canada (TC), signed two Memoranda of Understanding setting out the framework under which WMU will undertake two comparative studies:
1. An examination of best practices in the regulation of (salmonid) aquaculture service support vessels within the European Union (EU) and other significant salmon-producing states; and
On 3 November, Mr. Reinhard Klingen, Director-General Waterways and Shipping in the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure of Germany, visited WMU accompanied by WMU Governor, Professor Peter Ehlers. Mr. Klingen met with President Doumbia-Henry and confirmed the strong interest of Germany in further engaging with WMU.
Monica strong interests are focused on economy and transport policy and research activities related to this area. She is a specialist in economics of transport from theoretical and empirical point of view both. Scientific coordination of various conferences, many years of experience in the development and management of research projects for the University of Genoa. She is currently a Research Associate – Maritime Energy Management research Group at the World Maritime University, Malmo (Sweden)
Dr. Glenn Wright
United States of America
Dissertation Title: Virtual Aids to Navigation
Dr. Kana Nkasanga Patrick Mutombo
Dissertation Title: A Holistic Risk-Oriented Framework for Port Infrastructure Adaptation to Climate Change
Dr. Tafsir Matin Johansson
Dissertation Title: Abandoned Vessel and Derelict Management in a Canadian Federal Context: Strategic Proposals and Pragmatic Alternatives Based on Legal Interpretation, International Law & European Union Best Practice