Maritime Simulators and Training Facilities Network for Enhancing the Exchange of Good Practices and Digital Learning

About the project

MARSNET project mission

The MARSNET project mission is aiming to meet the dynamic needs of the stakeholders including students, industry and society, in parallel with the changing professional realities of the modern world from the maritime education sector, by developing a harmonized framework for teaching and research practices within the European Maritime Training and Education system, relying upon academic expertise exchange in learning by simulation methods, with an emphasis on valuing the regional partners potential for education and research, using in joint the simulator facilities and digital learning resources.
The project would promote the knowledge transfer between the European Union regions, seeking to build a knowledge “bridge” between the Black Sea and Baltic Sea in areas of education and training, as follow up of previous implemented projects of the partners. The project address to the needs of complying with the STCW 95 requirement in training for partner institutions based on an enhanced future competitiveness, bringing the teaching and learning strategies on a new updated level of digitization. The project will offer an inter-regional joint framework in simulation learning system in maritime education, valuing the potential of developing skills, abilities and responsibilities of the graduates, to stimulate their insertion in the maritime international labor market. By this project, the partners will be granted with access to a larger base of educational resources and training facilities in order to share the networking expertise alongside the European space, increasing their competitiveness as international MET providers.
Subsidiary the project is aiming to the need of the job market, for bringing the teaching methods in the new era of digitalization, building new and innovative video tutorials and digital training materials for simulator facilities, to offer full access in time and space for educational processes. In case of the targeted maritime students, blended learning methods and the digital tools will be applied, for enhancing the independence and autonomy of the students, for carrying out the learning process both in the classrooms but also onboard commercial vessels for cadetship. The simulating facility network will also promote harmonized courses that use simulators as: ship handling and manoeuvring, engine room operation, cargo handling, safe and rescue or naval communications. Not in the last, the need for internationalization is also to be covered by offering a broad range of cooperation, valuing previous projects results.
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