On 5 December, WMU researchers presented an overview of the Wreck Responsibilities in Northern Europe (WRENE) project at a Swedish Agency for Water and Marine Management (SwAM) workshop in Gothenburg. SwAM’s Senior Advisor, Dr. Christer Larsson, and his team organized the event to discuss feasible alternatives for dealing with dangerous wrecks in Swedish waters.
President Doumbia-Henry delivered an address at the 4th Sustainable Ocean Summit hosted by the World Ocean Council (WOC) in Rotterdam entitled: Ocean 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals and the Ocean Business Community.
On 9 November at the Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) 2016 International Conference and Annual General Meeting, WMU alumna, Captain Analia Soledad Viggiano of the Argentine Coast Guard was named a WISTA Personality of the Year for 2016.
WMU delivered an Executive Professional Development Course (EPDC) in Larnaca, Cyprus on Assessment, Examination and Certification of Seafarers from 7 to 11 November. The 14 participants included administrators, supervisors, trainers and assessors in the Cyprus Maritime Education and Training (MET) System. Dr Michael Manuel, WMU Associate Professor and Head of MET, delivered the course that was held under the auspices of the newly established Cyprus Maritime Academy with the involvement of the Cyprus Government’s Department of Merchant Shipping.
The President of the World Maritime University, Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, accompanied by WMU Professor, Dr Aykut Ölcer, visited the Piri Reis University (PRU) Tuzla Seaside Campus, in Istanbul, Turkey on 7 November 2016. She held discussions with Prof Dr Oral Erdogan, Rector of PRU, on issues of common interest and potential areas of cooperation between the two Universities.
WMU delivered an Executive Professional Development Course (EPDC) in Malmö on Maritime Safety Management and Handling of Operational Risk to Gesellschaft für Oeltransporte mbH (GEFO) from 10-11 November. The 21 participants included management level administrators, both shore-based and on-board, who are responsible for company-owned safety systems in terms of both installation and operation. Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, WMU President, opened the course by welcoming the participants to the University.
This year’s World Maritime Day Parallel Event was held in Istanbul, Turkey from 4-6 November carrying on the 2016 theme of Shipping: Indispensable to the World. The theme highlights the role that shipping plays, the contribution it makes and the economic impact it has on the global economy as well as its impact on our daily lives.
As part of the IMO Support to Maritime Development, Latin America, IMO has contracted the services of WMU to deliver a Regional Training Course for Maritime English Instructors. The course will be held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia from 21 to 25 November 2016.