WMU President calls for input to MarTID 2019 Survey by 28 February

28 February 2019, the new deadline for responding to the second global survey for the Maritime Training Insights Database (MarTID), is quickly approaching. The 2019 survey theme focuses on the impact of autonomous vessel operations (actual and potential) on maritime training, and seeks to explore the perspectives of vessel operators/managers, maritime training experts and seafarers in this area.

The MarTID team is receiving invaluable input on the 2019 survey, already exceeding the total responses received for the inaugural survey. We thank the many respondents from the maritime community and call for additional input that will inform a comprehensive and inclusive 2019 report that furthers the trend analyses of data related to the first survey as well as provide insights on the 2019 automation theme.

We invite input from seafarers, maritime education and training institutions and ship operating/managing companies to complete this 2019 survey before the 28 February deadline.  Your input will continue the development of a comprehensive MarTID dataset, the analysis of which will be of significant benefit to the global maritime community, generating insights that enhance policy-setting, decision-making, benchmarking and operational optimization by industry operators and regulatory authorities at all levels.  

To take the 2019 survey, please visit www.martid.org.  

The mission of MarTID is to help ensure safe, efficient and sustainable maritime operations on clean oceans by providing the maritime industry with objective and comprehensive data on how it manages and conducts training for shipboard competencies, taking into account the effects of drivers, such as technology, on this training. The 2018 inaugural report is available on the MarTID website (www.martid.org). The secure and anonymized 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. All MarTID reports are free and available to the general public.

The MarTID partners look forward to full engagement of the maritime community in supporting the survey and look forward to releasing the comprehensive report in mid-2019. I wish to sincerely thank you in advance for joining with us to support this important endeavour to continue the development of a robust MarTID database.

Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry
President
World Maritime University


To take the 2019 survey, please visit www.martid.org.