Marine Environment and Energy Efficient Operations Courses for Seafarers, Management and Other Stakeholders
The operations of the IMO are of a technical nature and seek to promote safety of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution. IMO has adopted a wide range of measures to prevent and control pollution caused by ships and to mitigate the effects of any damage to the environment that may occur as a result of maritime operations and accidents.
The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) addresses environmental issues and includes the control and prevention of ship-source pollution covered by the MARPOL treaty, including oil, chemicals carried in bulk, sewage, garbage and emissions from ships, including air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions. Other matters covered include ballast water management, anti-fouling systems, ship recycling, pollution preparedness and response, and identification of special areas and particularly sensitive sea areas.
Education and international standards for seafarer training, along with other measures have been instrumental in the continuous decline of accidental oil and other pollution that has taken place over the years. Also IMO has adopted a new chapter to MARPOL that includes a package of mandatory technical and operational measures to reduce emissions from international shipping.
STCW Environment Related Courses
- Energy Efficient Operation of Ships (2 day course): This course is designed to facilitate the delivery of training in order to promote the energy-efficient operation of ships. The course contributes to the IMO's environmental protection goals by promulgating industry best practices, which reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the negative impact of global shipping on climate change. The objective of the course is to provide a common set of knowledge and skills to all participants in order to enable them to spread the information in their respective countries/organizations and to promote the implementation of energy efficiency policies and MARPOL Annex VI. This not an academic course but a hands-on course with exercises, discussion of case studies and a number of practical activities. The Instructors present the content of the modules and guide the discussion of the most relevant issues. It is expected that the participants will contribute substantially, by sharing their knowledge and experiences. . This course is for Technical Director, Superintendent, Fleet Manager, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Engineer, Masters, and Nautical Officers.
- Marine Environmental Awareness (2 day course): This course combines two important aspects of modern shipping; care for the marine environment and the importance of human performance. The course is intended to give trainees knowledge of the importance and diversity of the marine environment as well as understanding and awareness of the impacts of shipping activities on the (marine) environment. The course will stimulate personal responsibility to use solutions that contribute to environmentally sound shipping. This course is for deck officers and engineers with minimum watchkeeping officer (engineer) capacity and also for electrical engineers. On completion of this course you will receive Documentary Evidence.
- The courses are also available online