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1 CENTRE FOR MARITIME STUDIES Eija Velin

2 The Centre for Maritime Studies International education and research centre in maritime field and related fields We offer high-quality university level further education We arrange a number of international conferences each year We carry out dozens of research and consulting projects yearly

3 Centre for Maritime Studies (CMS) in a nutshell Special Unit of the University of Turku Founded in Units 37 Employees Year 2012: 60 Publications 17 Referee articles 41 Projects 12 Courses 10 Conferences 1474 People in our events! 2

4 Our Vision: CMS is a highly respected expert organisation, which provides the best specialist knowlegde for the maritime cluster, predominantly in the Baltic Sea region, using it's specialist knowledge and utilising it's worldwide network. 3

5 Fields of Action Conferences Up-to-date maritime conferences on topical issues Research Research and consulting in the fields of maritime industries and logistics Education University level continuing education 4

6 Research and Consulting Turku Traffic and ports in the Baltic Sea Logistic chains and infrastructure The development and trends in marine industry and in shipping companies Research Research and consulting in the fields of maritime industries and logistics Environmental Research and Regional Development Environmental impacts of maritime transport marine spatial planning and integrated coastal zone management Promotion of shortsea shipping Maritime Logistics Research Safety culture and management in maritime and port sector Knowledge of Russian ports and transit traffic ICT and work processes in ports Pori Kotka 5

7 Courses 1-3 days long Aimed at people already in working life Degree programmes Education University level continuing education Apprenticeship type of education: Port Operations Cargo Securing Ships Agent Import and Export by Sea Projects Education unit leads and is involved in a large number of national and international EU-funded projects in the fields of seafaring and transport logistics 6

8 Some of Our Brands Ice Day touch of oil Satama Port Mayday Mayday Mayday Conferences Up-to-date maritime conferences on topical issues Up-to-date Information Distributor of latest information on topical maritime issues Top specialists of the maritime field as speakers Special Forum for Professionals to meet National and international conferences, 800 participants from 12 different countries in

9 Education Unit - Projects: SMARTCOMP Smart competitiveness for the Central Baltic region. Project aims to unite the maritime clusters of the region and to strengthen existing networks. CARING Cargo securing to prevent cargo damages on road, sea, rail and air, the project aims to tackle this problem by creating up-to-date learning material. METALS The objective of the METALS project is to research and analyze future maritime changes and needs of i.e. environmental issues, safety, maritime economy and protection of the workers. SeaTALK The objective of the SeaTALK project is to develop a set of Maritime English Training Modules for Maritime English and develop an infrastructure which can be used to develop a European Vocational Credit Transfer Scheme for Maritime English (ECVET). 8

10 Latest Research Projects MARPOL sulphur reports Cost effects of the new sulphur regulation LAIVA 2025 Future dry cargo vessel concepts Vessel concept generation based on change factors in maritime transport CHEMBALTIC Risks of maritime transportation of chemicals in the Baltic Sea 9

11 Latest Research Projects PENTA Cooperation and development project of five ports in the Baltic Sea: Turku, Naantali, Helsinki, Tallinn and Stockholm CAFE Competitive advantages by safety BSR Innoship Baltic Sea cooperation for reducing ship and port emissions through knowledge- & innovation-based competitiveness 10

12 Latest Research Projects LNG and Satakunta preliminary study Survey of the current and future global and domestic market of natural gas and LNG To find out the amount of potential consumption of LNG (both landbased and maritime demand) and to find out the business opportunities of liquefied natural gas in Satakunta region Clean Shipping Economics The aim is to apply the corporate social responsibility into shipping MariTime Hubs The project gathers information for best practises for the structural changes in the maritime industry in the EU 11

13 Shortsea Promotion Centre Finland Member of the European Shortsea Network promotion of Short Sea Shipping since 2000 neutral platform for all transport related stakeholders; public and private sectors provides information for decision-making reports and studies Transport and the Environment 2012 Yearly Shipping Company Barometer >> November 2013 workshops, seminars EU transport related programmes and funding; TEN-T and Marco Polo Intelligent transport SPC Finland 12

14 ESN, the Way Forward Most of the SPC s are participating in the project Co-financed by the European Commission Marco Polo programme Aim of the project Collection of shortsea market related data and information Collection of data and information related to new environmental regulations Promotion of Shortsea Shipping Environmental domain: the development of SSS in the SECA areas looking at the forthcoming sulphur directive in 2015, developments of LNG, use of scrubbers SECA-report To provide information for various target groups (e.g. industry and authorities), connected to shortsea shipping, on tools and measures to adapt to the new environmental regulations within the SECA SPC Finland 13

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