Briefing: 26 May 2016

Global Train the Trainer Course held in Dalian, China

TTT Course

A global Train-the-Trainer course on energy efficiency is being delivered at Dalian Maritime University, China (23-27 May), preparing the personnel needed to cascade knowledge on energy efficiency for ships and related efforts for mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping.

The five-day intensive course was co-hosted by the China Maritime Safety Administration (China MSA) and Dalian Maritime University (DMU). The 30 participants on the course (including two from each GloMEEP Lead Pilot Country and ten further national participants from China) have undergone training in the art and techniques of knowledge transfer in a class room environment, alongside comprehensive technical training on energy efficient ship operation and the regulatory requirements.

The course was opened by Dr. Jose Matheickal, Head of Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme Implementation and Major Projects, Marine Environment Division, IMO, who referred to the challenges set by the Paris Climate Change Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and recalled that IMO has adopted mandatory energy-efficiency measures under Annex VI of the  International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).

“We have a long way to go and the road ahead is challenging for many developing countries who may not have the necessary capacity to implement and enforce these measures. To increase the impact of these measures and to ensure that no one is left behind, we need to enhance the capacity in all countries in all aspects of implementation of MARPOL Annex VI.  We need the capable trainers, such as you, who have been handpicked by your Governments to be the trainers of the future; we need universities such as Dalian Maritime University to sustain the momentum created through such activities by incorporating such training in their regular curriculum; we need students such as you who will get trained and use this information in your future maritime careers and to contribute to the efforts by sharing the knowledge to make informed choices and the right decisions. Collectively we can train the world so that collectively we can ensure the future of our planet,”

– Dr Matheickal, Head of Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme Implementation and Major Projects, IMO.

The course also featured a half-day excursion of DMU’s campus facilities including the Navigation Simulator Lab, Marine Engineering Simulator Lab, Onshore Engine Room and Survival Training Centre.

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