Project description

The primary objectives of this project are to:


-       Identify international recruiting, career progression and retention programs;

-       Understand how training aspects are facilitated at the national and local levels by government and other organizations/entities;

-       Examine seafarer certification processes at the international level with a view to identifying best practices; and

-       Examine how foreign seafarers, including underrepresented groups (women and indigenous people), filling market gaps in the domestic markets.


Project Officer

Clive Schofield

Professor Clive Schofield is Head of Research at the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute, World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden. He was previously Director of Research at the Australian Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia and remains a Visiting Professor with ANCORS. He holds a PhD (geography) from the University of Durham, UK and an LLM from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Tafsir Matin Johansson

Dr. Tafsir Matin Johansson is employed as an Associate Research Officer at the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute (Global Ocean Institute) in Malmö, Sweden. Prior to joining the Global Ocean Institute, Tafsir served as Research Associate at the World Maritime University (WMU) where he has held office since 2013. Tafsir is a policy analyst with a Ph.D. in Maritime Affairs from WMU, an LLM in Maritime Law from the University of Lund, Sweden, and an LLB from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.


Aspasia Pastra

Dr. Aspasia Pastra holds a B.Sc. degree in Public Administration, specializing in economics, from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens and an MBA from Cardiff University. She was granted a scholarship in memory of the ship-owner George P.

Jennie Larsson

Jennie has been working since 2015 as a researcher within the field of ocean and coastal governance and management. Before that she was working as a consultant (since 2010) within the same field.


Project Duration

March, 2019 to June, 2019