Genoa - Training of seafarers, new technologies and regulations are the three points around which the conference on “21st Century Maritime Training” organised by the Archimede Maritime Training Network, in collaboration with DNV GL and the General Command of the Harbour Masters’ Corps - Coast Guard. The forum was held in Rome at the headquarters of the Coast Guard last November 8th and witnessed high-level interventions raising the interest of the over one hundred professionals in the maritime sector who were present.
The Archimede Network is the result of the alliance born in 2016 between the three most important Ligurian training centres in the maritime sector namely the Radar Observer Training Authority (80% controlled by the Italian Academy of the Merchant Navy), LITAV, which deals with higher maritime training, and CMA-Sistemi for fire-fighting and training. Returning to the specific theme of the conference, among the new training options with a decisive technological-digital traction, the e-learning mode was mentioned for which, first in Italy, the Italian Academy of the Merchant Navy in Genoa, has recently been accredited by the FAD (distance learning) platform. This is an on-line platform for commanders, chief engineers and senior officers. During the conference, a number of speakers representing shipping companies gave presentations on their respective skills with “futuristic” solutions for professionals; they included Massimo Bisceglia and Niko Kalkaja of ABB (ABB Academy), Claudio Donato of IBR Sistemi, Volker Bertram and Bernhard Loebermann (DNV GL), Alessio Redina (Eca Sindel), Igor Juricic (Intergraph Italia LLC) and Massimo Figari of the Department of Naval Engineering (DITEN) of the University of Genoa.