ABSTRACT The International Maritime Organization (IMO) expanded, in 2011, its air
emissions control regulations by encouraging energy efficiency and added them
to MARPOL Annex VI. To assist national implementation of these new regulations,
the IMO-KOICA partnership sponsored the development of a Train-the-Trainer
(TTT) project on energy efficient operation of ships. The first project
objective was to develop a comprehensive training package, which covers company
policy and shipping contracts, port/ship interaction, ship technical solutions
and day-to-day ship management. The second objective was to enhance capacity
building in developing countries by creating a pool of instructors able to
raise awareness in their respective regions using the dedicated training
material. During each session, pedagogic support tools backed the content
participants from thirty-two countries attended two sessions of the TTT course.
The TTT training formula, blending content and pedagogics, demonstrated its
efficiency by committing and challenging each participant during the entire
course. The outcome of the final day assessment showed that participants
captured the essence of the issues and were able to absorb the basics of
pedagogy to support the distribution of the training content and spread
awareness. Know-how gained through TTT will contribute to the advancement of
knowledge in promoting sustainable maritime transport development as advanced
by the IMO. It is the authors’ strong belief that the way that the TTT course
is designed, developed and delivered provides unique benefits for the
participants and their countries.
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Baumler, R. , Ölçer, A. , Pazaver, A. , Nakazawa, T. , Baldauf, M. , Moon, D. and Cole, C. (2014) Train-the-Trainer Course on Energy Efficient Operation of Ships. American Journal of Climate Change, 3, 404-412. doi: 10.4236/ajcc.2014.34035.
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