International Comparisons: Examining the Current and Future Capacity of Seafarers
Project Duration
March 2019
June 2019
Research Priority Area
Maritime Law, Policy and Governance
Project Website

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.
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Principal Investigator
Michael Ekow Manuel
Professor and Nippon Foundation Chair, Head, Maritime Education & Training
Co-principal investigator
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Project Officer
Tafsir Matin Johansson
Associate Research Officer, Global Ocean Institute
Aspasia Pastra
Research Associate