SAMK´s Senior lecturer Peter Sandell was elected in May to the Board of Directors of Nordic Offshore and Maritime Arbitration Association NOMA. Sandell has been working for over 25 years in different positions relating to maritime law as Circuit Court judge, researcher, and teacher before the appointment.
As a new release for the upcoming boating season, the PortMate project has published a free web application for boaters and small port owners. The app offers up-to-date content focused especially on safety matters and green actions.
SProject SME Aisle organized its second business delegation trip for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in April 2019. During the two weeks of travelling, the team and the companies visited Namibia, South Africa and Zambia.
- In South Africa we want to ensure that our seafarers are globally competent and first class, states mechanical engineering teacher Howard Theunissen from Nelson Mandela University (NMU) in South Africa. NMU coordinates the project where marine engineer and sea captain education in three European and three South African higher educational establishments is developed.
– A totally unmanned ship is still far away, says Sauli Ahvenjärvi. Nothing happens very fast as seafaring is heavily regulated internationally. Responsibility issues form a big deal: if there is no captain on board, who is responsible – software manufacturer or shipping company?
SAMK's maritime simulator centre is updated to meet the requirements of, for example, dynamic positioning, operations at offshore and navigation in icy conditions.
The International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) had an annual meeting in October. SAMK was elected for its International Executive Board for years 2018–2019.
SAMK maritime dynamic positioning training has been accredited again. This allows us to train personnel to maintain given position or to control vessel moves using DP- system on offshore worksites where water depths are unreachable for anchors.
For the first time, an avenue to continue studies in the same field opens up for students who have completed Bachelor's in Maritime Engineering. Conducted in English, SAMK's Degree Programme in Maritime Management starts in 2017.
Small ports feature several safety risks. These risks can be reduced to a minimum with small changes in protocol.