The subject of the NEO-COL project fits into the broadly defined Maritime education. There is a definite need for the use of electronic devices to support the decision making of officers when applying the collision regulations. Many ships and/or operations are getting faster, with increased commercial demand of the industry, and bigger, which hinders them from taking effective immediate action. Also, shipping lanes are getting more heavily populated with a mix of ever bigger commercial ships, sports boats and other professional ships such as fishing vessels.
The NEO-COL project will close this skills gap between the world of work and the world of education, by identifying the differences between theory and real application and developing the best and most realistic way of incorporating modern electronic navigation devices into the teaching of Collision Regulations.
The project will therefore develop a program to have tailor-made courses for different types of vessels, taking into account the equipment available in each vessel. NEO-COL will:
- Identify the differences between theory and real application in incorporating modern electronic navigation devices;
- Develop an online Training Course for the best action possible and most realistic way of incorporating modern electronic navigation devices into the teaching of Collision Regulations customised for all type of vessels considering the navigation equipment and tools available;
Design an Assessment Tool that provides the user with a genuine certificate for the newly acquired skills.
Project website: neo-col.eu
TURK LOYDU VAKFI IKTISADI ISLETMESI – Istanbul, Turkey (coordinator)
Sea Teach S.L. – Cala d’or, Spain
T.C. TUZLA KAYMAKAMLIGI – Tuzla, Turkey
UNIVERSITATEA MARITIMA DIN CONSTANTA – Constanta, Romania
Danmar Computers Sp z o.o. – Rzeszów, Poland
MSG MarineServe GmbH – Hamburg, Germany