MarTID 2018 Report Released

The inaugural report from the historic MarTID survey initiative to study global maritime training practices, investment and thought is now available on the MarTID website.

Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University, welcomed the report stating, “Well trained and competent crews are critical to ship safety and security, as well as to the environmental and commercial sustainability of shipping and, by extension, of world trade. To a large degree, however, the industry as a whole, knows very little about the training approaches and successes of vessel operators and training centres outside personal circles. The secure and anonymized MarTID data provides insights into training practices, budgets, priorities, challenges and perspectives as well as a global picture of maritime training that is not currently available anywhere.”

On 29 June 2017, the President of WMU, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, the CEO of Marine Learning Systems, Mr Murray Goldberg, and the Vice-President of New Wave Media, Mr Greg Trauthwein, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which established a partnership between the three organizations to conduct recurring global surveys on seafarer training practices in industry. The inaugural report is the fist tangible outcome of this initiative.

MarTID – the global Maritime Training Insights Database – is designed to provide a global picture of maritime training that is not currently available, offering the global maritime community data on current and emerging training trends and techniques, staffing models, training focus areas, training tools, training resource allocation and assessment practices. MarTID is a non-commercial initiative collaboratively founded by the World Maritime University, New Wave Media and Marine Learning Systems. The MarTID  reports are therefore free and distributed widely to reach a global audience.

The mission of MarTID is to help ensure safe, efficient and sustainable maritime operations on clean oceans. It will do so by providing the maritime industry with comprehensive data on how it manages and conducts training for shipboard competencies and the effects of drivers, such as technology, on this training. This data, updated annually by means of a global survey, will provide insights that can lead to enhanced policy-setting, decision-making, benchmarking and operational optimization by industry and regulatory authorities at all levels.

The MarTID Team thanks all respondents and looks forward to the full engagement of the maritime community for the following round of surveys. 

The report is available on the MarTID website.

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