First e-learning course in Spanish now available

Source: IMO Spanish speakers interested in maritime issues can now access the first free to access course in Spanish available on the IMO e-learning platform. The “Introduction to Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation” course is aimed at stakeholders from the maritime industry and individuals new to the oil spill response community. Participants will gain a comprehensive overview of the various aspects of oil pollution preparedness and response in the marine and coastal environment. The English version of the course was launched in April 2022, and it was the first free to access course available in the IMO e-learning platform. The launch of the Spanish version of the e-learning course contributes to the Organization’s efforts to support multilingualism. Versions of the same course in other UN languages will be available in the future. The course is part of a series of e-Learning courses developed in collaboration with the World Maritime University (WMU). Distance learning is key to meeting the changing educational needs in the maritime industry. IMO is offering students and maritime professionals around the world the possibility to boost their understanding of key maritime issues.

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Free to access e-learning course: “Energy Saving at Sea” launched

Source: IMO A new e-learning course aimed at equipping seafarers with knowledge around reducing energy use onboard a ship has been launched. The free-to-access, self-paced “Energy Saving at Sea” online course comprises two separate modules, one tailored to crew working in the engine department and the other tailored to crew working in the deck department. The course covers practical aspects on how seafarers can contribute to enhancing energy efficiency at sea with interactive lessons, videos, resources, and quizzes to support ease of learning.  Learners can choose to study one, or both modules and certification is awarded to any participant that successfully completes both modules. Each module takes on average one hour to complete. For participants with limited internet access or time online, a PDF version can be downloaded to allow for offline learning. The quiz that concludes each module can be taken at any time when access to the internet is possible. Take the course by clicking here. The course has been developed and funded by the Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (Low Carbon GIA), a partnership under the framework of the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 Project. The course is designed by specialist e-learning provider, Videotel (now part of the Ocean Technologies Group). The

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