IAMU Webinar

Future competencies for seafarer

The Secretariat is delighted to invite all member universities to the IAMU webinar on “Future competencies for seafarer” jointly organized by the Academic Affairs Committee and Secretariat.

The objectives of the webinar are to explore what competencies are required for future seafarers and to exchange activities related to exploring the education and training for future seafarer with member universities.

Topic: Future competency for seafarers

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 28 April 2021 at 11:00 – 13:00 GMT.

The registration is required to join the webinar.

We look forward to seeing you there.


11:00-11:05 Welcome remark:
Adam Weintrit (GMU), Head of AAC
House rule from the Secretariat
Discussion Forum
Moderator: Teona Dzneladze (BSMA)
11:05-11:10 Introduction of the speaker and panelists
11:10-11:20 Presentation: 
Tine Viveka Westerberg
11:20-12:20 Panel discussion
12:20-12:55 Open floor discussion
12:55-13:00 Wrap up and closing remark:
Takeshi Nakazawa, Executive Director of IAMU


Tine Viveka Westerberg

Tine Viveka Westerberg

University of Southeast Norway

Tine Viveka Westerberg is an Assistant Professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway where she teaches management and maritime offshore technology. She holds an associate position at NTNU. She is responsible for the Department of Maritime Operations' placement program. She has worked with international higher education and research cooperation since 1998. As a project manager and competence advisor for the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association she was involved in maritime education and research and she managed several national competence and research projects. She is currently part of the Ocean Industry Forum Oslofjord building a competence cluster in the Oslofjord area. Her research interests are maritime industry and university cooperation focusing on competence development. She participates in the EU-project Skillsea as part of her association with Liverpool John Moores University.

Areas of interest:
Maritime Skills, Strategic Competence Management, Knowledge Management and Human Resource Management.


Mohamed Rowihil

Mohamed Rowihil

Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport

Captain Mohamed Rowihil is a Senior Maritime Lecturer at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT). Since 2008, he has lectured at a variety of AASTMT facilities including; the sea training vessel Aida IV; the College of Maritime Transport and Technology; and the Institute of Maritime Upgrading Studies.
Captain Rowihil was a member of the IAMU research project “Sustainable Development in Maritime Higher Education (SDiMET)” and has actively participated in preparing the “Global Maritime Professional - Body of Knowledge (GMP-BoK)”.
Captain Rowihil holds an MSc. Degree in Maritime Affairs from the World Maritime University (WMU) in Sweden. He is currently, Head of the Maritime Cooperation Unit (MCU) at AASTMT and member of the AASTMT team tasked with the implementation of the GMP-BoK.

Areas of Interest:

  • Maritime Education and Training
  • Maritime Energy Management
Salman Nazir

Salman Nazir

University of Southeast Norway

Salman Nazir is professor in Training and Assessment at Department of Maritime Operations at the University of South-Eastern Norway. He is also leading a research group: Training and Assessment Research Group (TARG). Prof. Nazir is the principal investigator of EU Horizon2020 project Enhancing Human Performance in Complex Socio-technical Systems (ENHANCE) funded by European Commission and Scientific Leader of Centre of Excellence in Maritime Simulator Training and Assessment (COAST), a consortium of four maritime universities in Norway which is funded by the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (DIKU). Another project Innovating maritime training simulators using Virtual and Augmented Reality (InnoTraining) is ongoing in collaboration with the industrial partners and funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN). He has published 48 peer-reviewed journal articles, 27 conferences proceedings and 11 book chapters.

Areas of Interest:
Human Factors, Training Methods, MET, Virtual Reality Training Simulators, Safety of sociotechnical systems, Future Skills, Performance Indices, Performance Assessment, Learning Processes, Complex socio-technical systems and Situational Awareness.

Reza Emad

Reza Emad

Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania

Dr. G. Reza Emad is a Senior Lecturer at the Australian Maritime College -University of Tasmania. His research mainly focuses on the study of Cognitive Human Factor and Human Element in maritime domain. He is interested in improving maritime education and training (MET) systems and the way they can contribute to safer shipping. His research in this field led to the development of the theoretical framework of “Quasi-community of practice”. Recently, he led an IAMU funded project tilted ‘Investigating Seafarer Training Needs for Operating Autonomous Ships’.

Areas of interest

  • Maritime Education and Training
  • Cognitive Human Factor
  • Human role in Shipping 4.0 and Autonomous Shipping
  • Competency development and assessment
  • Workplace learning
Walt Nadolny

Walt Nadolny

State University of New York, Maritime College

Walt is a senior lecturer with 16 years of service at the State University of New York Maritime College. He attended numerous meetings of the IMO-Marine Environmental Protection Committee representing the IAMU. His contributions to the IMO-MEPC have included work on the Polar Code, Ballast Water Management as well as the updating of Annex V of MARPOL. His research and teaching interests are centered around environmental policy, management and regulations. In addition, he teaches Ships Construction and Stability as well as Bridge Resource Management. Prior to coming to Maritime, he was a senior officer on cruise ships as well as experienced in the Tanker industry.

Areas of Interest:

  • Developing Environmental Policy and Regulations
  • Green Shipping
  • De-carbonization of shipping
  • Vessel Automation
  • Incorporating big data in vessel operations

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