NMCI to bolster advanced maritime systems training with SeaBot deal

The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) and SeaBot Maritime have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on training in the specialised skills required by the maritime workforce to operate with increasingly complex systems, including autonomous technologies.

SeaBot Maritime, based at the National Oceanography Centre in the United Kingdom, is a provider of remote operations training for Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) to international students, with its courses recognised by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

“We are thrilled to join forces with SeaBot Maritime to bring these cutting-edge courses to the Irish maritime community,” Dr Paul Hegarty, Head of the National Maritime College of Ireland.

“This collaboration highlights our commitment to providing top-tier education that meets the evolving needs of the industry. By combining our expertise with SeaBot’s innovative approach, we aim to empower professionals with the skills and insights necessary to thrive in the era of maritime autonomy.”

Course delivery under the partnership is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2025.

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