Free ship energy efficiency e-learning course launched

A free e-learning course on energy efficient ship operations with advice on how to reduce GHG emissions from ships has been developed by the IMO’s Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (Low Carbon GIA), working with Ocean Technologies Group (OTG).

The online course, called An Introduction to Energy Efficient Ship Operation, features content using interactive formats including videos, text information and quizzes. The self-paced course has been developed by the Low Carbon GIA, a public-private partnership bringing together maritime companies to address barriers to low carbon shipping, established under the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 Project, and is available via the UN Climate Change Learning Partnership website.

“The free course, which can be accessed online but also downloaded via PDF in case of low internet connectivity, is extremely user friendly with a mixture of video, text, graphic and interactive elements,” said Astrid Dispert, Project Technical Manager for IMO’s Department of Partnerships and Projects.

The course features two modules that each take about an hour to complete. The first module explores IMO’s regulatory framework to address GHG emissions from ships and the second module focuses on the operational measures that can be included in the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) part 1 that can contribute to improvements in the energy efficiency of ships.

Application developer Ocean Technologies Group notes that it intends to continue working on additional modules to add to the programme in the future.

“We are delighted that we have been able to assist the IMO’s Low Carbon Global Industry Alliance in the making of this vital piece of e-learning. Clean energy-efficient shipping is a cause we at Ocean Technologies Group are deeply committed to and are keen to support,” said OTG’s Chief Executive Officer Manish Singh.

“Training for both our seafarers and those onshore will have an increasingly important role in raising awareness and shaping behaviour if we are to fulfil our ambitions for decarbonisation of our Industry.”

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