World Maritime University and UN Environment step up cooperation to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Mr Erik Solheim, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University (WMU) on 22 March.

WMU Partners with Swedish Government on Save Our Ocean Seminar

On 15 March, in collaboration with the Swedish Government, WMU hosted a seminar entitled Save Our Ocean: The Ocean Conference and Sustainable Development Goal 14 - Linking Policy, Industry and Education for Sustainable Partnerships. The invitation only event brought together nearly 200 participants to focus on the mobilization of countries and all other actors to achieve the targets under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14 on the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and seas.

WMU and DNV GL Maritime Academy Partner on New Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Safety and Security

On 9 March, the World Maritime University (WMU) and DNV GL Maritime Academy launched a new Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Safety and Security (MSS) to help people involved in shipping operations, as well as the associated regulatory framework, develop the vital understanding of all aspects of safety and security required in today’s complex maritime industry.

Coastal Risk Management Hanöbukten

Ocean and coastal resources are essential for the survival of many species, as well as for nations’ economies, food security, health and culture. The combined effects of human activity and climate change are pushing many coastal areas to their tipping point. Once this point is reached any changes are irreversible.


Open-source tools for regional risk assessments for improved European preparedness and response at sea (OPENRISK)

OpenRisk is a research and technical development project aiming at the provision of basics for the future development of an openly available method toolbox for more harmonized risk assessments in order to support preparedness and response community.

NorthSEE, a North Sea Perspective on Shipping, Energy and Environment Aspects in MSP

The North Sea is both an environmental asset and a source for value generation for different maritime sectors. Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) is a tool to help balance the often competing user interests as well as environmental protection aims. However, MSP can only be effective, if national Maritime Spatial Plans are coordinated and not contradictory. A lack of MSP coordination leads to spatial inefficiencies, higher costs for maritime industries and compromised environmental objects.

An Assessment of the Technological Developments in the Global Transport Sector and their Implications on Jobs and Employment by 2040

This research project aims to identify, evaluate and critically assess the impact of new technologies likely to be introduced in the global transportation sector by 2040 with a special emphasis on maritime transport. The specific focus of this project is an assessment of the implications of the new technologies and automation on jobs and the employment situation in the transport sector and how some of the negative side effects of the implementation of technologies and automation can be mitigated.


Oil spills pose a threat to society and environment in all parts of the world. There is an increased chance of large oil spills in areas with shipping, pipelines and offshore oil and gas exploitation. Minimising the risk of oil spills and also their negative impacts is a priority under United Nation Sustainable Development Goal 14 concerning the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources.