From 5 to 9 September, a project workshop on Flag State Implementation was held at WMU, organised by Dr Jens Schröder-Hinrichs, under the auspices of the SafeMed II project.

TeamSafety Meeting

The partners in the EU research project, TeamSafety, met in Dublin on August 24 and 25 to review progress and to co-ordinate the next steps and activities in the project. The partners were welcomed to Ireland by the Mayor of Dun Laoghaire, Councillor John Bailey. WMU’s Michael Baldauf is leading the project, which aims to develop an innovative 3D virtual team-training maritime safety simulation platform to meet the latest EU safety requirements for sea and seafarers’ emergency response training.

China Classification Society Visit

WMU received a group of 8 from the China Classification Society (CCS) led by Mr. Li Kejun, Chairman and President in Malmö on 1 August. The other participants were Mr. Zhu Kai, Vice President, Mr. Yang Guang, General Manager of Legal Department, Mr. Chen Daoyu, General Manager of International Cooperation, Mr. Li Hua, President CCS European Center, and Mr. Shan Xuejun, General Manager of Göteborg Office. In addition, the CCS team was accompanied by Mr. Wang Hongwei, Director of International Organizations Division of the Ministry of Transport of PRC and a 2002 graduate of WMU.

Maritime Seminar: Regional Perspectives and Challenges

On 8-9 August 2011, the World Maritime University proudly hosted a Maritime Seminar focusing on three distinct regions, West Africa, India Subcontinent and South America/Antarctica. Experts representing these regions provided insightful perspectives regarding issues and challenges facing the maritime safety, security and environmental protection in their respective regions. Each presenter provided a one-hour presentation and the Seminar ended with a panel discussion.

MoU between WMU and Chalmers

Björn Kjerfve, President of the World Maritime University is pleased to sign a memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on academic cooperation with Dr. Klas Brännström, Head of the Department for Shipping and Marine Technology Chalmers University of Göthenburg,Sweden. The MOU provides for opportunities for academic cooperation such as lecture exchanges,field studies and research collaboration.

MoU between WMU and SSRS

Björn Kjerfve, President of the World Maritime University (WMU) is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with  Mr. Rolf Westerström President of the Swedish Sea Rescue Society (SRSS) on academic cooperation which will include the SRSS collaborating to development a new Search and Rescue/Water Safety Emergency Response course at the Masters level at WMU. In addition, SSRS and WMU are committed to sharing expertise via lectures and research initiatives.