The deadline for responding to the SDiMET survey has been extended to 15 March 2020.

To take the 2020 survey, please visit

For the third consecutive year, the Maritime Training Insights Database (MarTID) global survey is available to gather input from seafarers, maritime education and training institutions and ship operating/managing companies. The mission of MarTID is to help ensure safe, efficient and sustainable maritime operations on clean oceans by providing the maritime industry with objective and comprehensive data on how it manages and conducts training for shipboard competencies, taking into account the effects of drivers, such as technology, on this training.

The 2020 survey includes targeted surveys available for vessel operators, training institutions, and seafarers with this year’s special section dedicated to Quality in Training. The survey will also continue to capture key annual foundational data regarding training budgets, training models, training staff, the use of technology, major training initiatives, and seafarer demographics. Input is due by 29 February 2020.

Your invaluable contribution will support the development of a comprehensive MarTID dataset, the analysis of which will be of significant benefit to the global maritime community, generating insights that enhance policy-setting, decision-making, benchmarking and operational optimization by industry operators and regulatory authorities at all levels.

The secure and anonymized data provides insights into training practices, budgets, priorities, challenges and perspectives as well as a global picture of maritime training that is not currently available anywhere else. All MarTID reports are free and available to the general public. The 2018 and 2019 reports are available on the MarTID website ( This year’s comprehensive report will be released in mid-2020.

To take the 2020 survey, please visit

The MarTID partners continue to appreciate the full engagement of the maritime community in contributing to this insightful data. Supporting this important endeavour with just 30 minutes of your time will continue to build the MarTID database which is a benefit to the global shipping industry, and in effect, the global economy which is so dependent on our impactful industry.

Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry
World Maritime University

To take the 2020 survey, please visit