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This specialization is designed for the people who wish to make a contribution to sustainable energy and climate actions in the maritime and ocean sectors. Successful candidates are not limited to those having a technical profile (e.g. naval architects, ocean engineers, deck officers and marine engineers, designers, superintendents, surveyors, engineers with a maritime exposure etc.) but also management backgrounds, including maritime economists, ship operators, administrators, IT professionals, port and shipyard managers and professionals from the energy and environmental sectors. It provides a comprehensive understanding of different aspects of maritime energy management across the field from shipping to oceans, and from ports to shipyards with a vision of a sustainable, energy efficient and zero/low carbon maritime industry. EGY 114 Energy for Sustainable Maritime Industry 8 EC To apply system thinking in the maritime domain. To discuss the emergence and predominance of societies based on fossil fuels, and the problems associated with air emissions including air pollutants and greenhouse gas. To understand the international regulatory and institutional framework for air emissions. To consider energy security for private and public entities, the science-policy interface and science-based decision-making. To discuss Sustainable Development Goals in maritime energy management, and the social and human aspects of maritime energy transition. To examine technological innovation and the impacts of the fourth industrial revolution including autonomous ships, internet of things, cyber-physical systems, maritime digitalisation, etc. EGY 102 Energy-Efficient Ship Design and Operation 8 EC To understand MARPOL Annex VI including EEDI, SEEMP, MRV, DCS and technology transfer; to examine technological innovation related to energy management in the maritime industry; to explain the basic process of onboard power generation and describe principal energy consumers; to identify energy-saving measures in both ship design and operation; to discuss ship design and energy efficiency through ship resistance reduction means, and propulsion efficiency improvement technologies; to discuss ship operation and energy efficiency through operational measures both at ship and fleet levels along with the integration of port/ship duo; to analyse the impact of technical and operational measures on fuel consumption of ships; to discuss machinery technologies including hull and propeller maintenance along with relevant ISO standards EGY 108 Energy Management in Maritime Onshore Facilities 8 EC To discuss energy management in terms of its vision, planning and strategy in the context of ports/ shipyards; to analyse the role port and port-cities in global networks as part of the supply chain. To provide an overview of the ISO 50001 energy management system certification process, ISO 14001 environmental management systems and other relevant certifications systems; to explain energy auditing through real applications from ports/shipyards; to discuss the socio-economic benefits of abatement technologies resulting from to international, European and regional port emissions regulations. To apply the Circular Economy and industrial symbiosis approach within port/ shipyard and cities; to analyse the impact of climate change on port infrastructure and to discuss its adaptation; to discuss the port supply chain management and digital innovation 22 Academic Handbook / Entry 2020 / World Maritime University EGY 112 Alternative Fuels/Technologies and Marine Renewable Energy 8 EC To understand existing and planned pollutant emission limits, and the IMO greenhouse gas reduction strategy, and to identify technological options globally and within Emission Control Areas (ECAs) to comply with these regulations. To examine technological innovations, with a particular focus on the mitigation of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) and pollutant emissions from energy use. To evaluate potential future propulsion technologies including alternative fuels (LNG, LPG, ethane, methanol, ethanol, dimethyl ether, biofuels, hydrogen, ammonia), fuel cell and batterypowered electric systems. To consider offshore renewable electricity (wave, ocean and tidal currents and tidal range, ocean thermal energy conversion and salinity gradient). To understand the impacts of pollution, underwater noise and maritime spatial planning, related to offshore renewable energy generation EGY 115 Maritime Energy Management and Operational Research 8 EC To describe operational research techniques such as forecasting, simulation, optimization and decisionmaking. To discuss operational research through mathematical modelling, and to apply relevant techniques such as multi-criteria decision making, monte carlo simulation, externality modeling and speed optimization in ship design and ship/port operations. To use financial risk simulation to analyse the value of strategic investments, including the cost, financing and economic evaluation. To identify drivers of demand and supply in the maritime energy markets and sustainable investment in ports and shipyards; to apply cash flow budgeting and investment appraisal for port and shipyard projects; to evaluate Life-Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) and Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) FST 101 Field Studies 4 non-degree EC To provide a range of field study opportunities to demonstrate the application of the theory taught in the specialization subjects. Students travel to major maritime destinations that offer valuable insights into organizational practices and networking opportunities with professionals around the world Academic Handbook / Entry 2020 / World Maritime University 23 SPECIALIZATION STUDIES MARITIME LAW & POLICY This specialization has been designed for people working in policy formulation or an advisory capacity at an executive level, whether in the public or private sector. It provides the essential knowledge and understanding of maritime administration issues required by such senior maritime personnel, and gives in-depth appreciation and advanced knowledge of the law and policy related to international maritime transport. ADM 501 Introduction to Roles and Obligations of Maritime Administrations 8 EC To provide a broad overview and appreciation of the role of government in the administration of maritime affairs. To define and examine maritime administration conceptually, and in terms of maritime governance, such as implementation of maritime conventions, particularly under the IMO III Code, and flag, port, and coastal State obligations through maritime administrations and/or other responsible agencies. To provide an overview of the IMO Mandatory Member State Audit Scheme as a tool to assess member state performance POL 103 Maritime Policy Design, Implementation, and Analysis 8 EC To introduce the concepts of the design, formulation, and implementation of maritime policy. To provide a broad overview of the steps in policy design and formulation including strategic planning, problem analysis, formulation of objectives, analysis of current situation and deficiencies, and development of measures to promote safety, security, environmental protection, and efficiency in the maritime industry. To present fundamental concepts and issues related to analysing maritime policies and determining whether resultant activities and services have been or remain relevant, effective, and cost-efficient LAW 509 The Law of the Sea and the Protection of the Marine Environment 8 EC To provide a clear understanding of the nature, constituent parts and dynamics of the international law of the sea and to appreciate its implications and influence on maritime administrations and their specific interests. To offer a deep appreciation of the international legal framework applicable to various maritime zones under the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and to apply law of the sea concepts and principles in the context of a hypothetical case to be tried in a Moot Court Competition. Special emphasis is given to various public, regulatory and private law conventions of marine pollution including MARPOL, London Convention, BWM, AFS, Hong Kong Convention, OPRC, CLC, FUND, HNS, BUNKER among others, and the laws of wreck and salvage. Policy development and implementation related to marine environmental protection specifically, and ocean governance more broadly, are explored 24 Academic Handbook / Entry 2020 / World Maritime University LLP 102 Law and Policy in Maritime Safety, Security, and Labour 8 EC To provide a clear understanding of the international legal framework for safety management and maritime security in the context of maritime transport under different initiatives embodied in IMO instruments. To provide the basic principles of IMO´s approach to the human element in the maritime field, including the STCW Convention and other international instruments. To examine the development of international maritime labour standards under the aegis of the International Labour Organization (ILO), with a focus on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006), the Seafarers’ Identity Documents (Revised) Convention, 2003 (No. 185), and the Work in Fishing Convention and Recommendation, 2007 (No. 188) LAW 150 Maritime Commercial Law 8 EC To impart a clear understanding of transport-related commercial law and policy, in particular in relation to international trade (INCOTERMS), related contracts of carriage and the relevant transport documents issued. To gain substantive knowledge about carriage of goods by sea under charter parties and bills of lading, including liability of the carrier for damages to cargo or loss of cargo. To understand the relevance of marine insurance and general average in maritime commercial law. To provide an understanding of the law relating to maritime claims and their enforcement, arrest of ships, and basic knowledge about maritime liens and mortgages. To provide a general legal understanding of multimodal transport law and the legal basis for carrier liability, even under other modes of transport (air, road, inland waterways, rail) FST 101 Field Studies 4 non-degree EC To provide a range of field study opportunities to demonstrate the application of the theory taught in the specialization subjects. Students travel to major maritime destinations that offer valuable insights into organizational practices and networking opportunities with professionals around the world Academic Handbook / Entry 2020 / World Maritime University 25 This specialization has been designed for experts who serve or will serve at a senior level in public or private maritime organizations, in the fields of advice and policy implementation on IMO standards related to maritime safety and security, occupational health and safety as well as marine environmental issues. It provides comprehensive understanding of maritime administration activities in the context of IMO, and the essential management tools required by senior maritime personnel to implement safety, security and environmental protection standards. IMO 102 IMO Member State Obligations 8 EC To analyze maritime administration and policy formulation. To examine IMO member State obligations and introduce the IMO III Code. To illustrate the role of Recognized Organizations. To explore the IMO member State audit scheme and Key Performance Indicators as tools to assess member State performance. To analyze mechanisms for the enforcement of IMO instruments. To apply cross-cutting safety precepts such as risk assessment, Formal Safety Assessment and resilience in relation to maritime casualty investigation obligations of member States MSS 601 Maritime Safety and Security 8 EC To investigate the application of risk management and safety in the maritime context. To examine IMO instruments and principles covering the design, construction, equipment and operations of ships. To explore SOLAS and interconnected maritime safety and security domains with special emphasis on the operational attributes of the ISPS and ISM Codes. To apply tools to enhance safety at sea, such as Life Saving Appliances and Firefighting Codes. To illustrate technological transformation in the “era of digitalisation”, including IMO’s e-Navigation initiative, emerging issues of cyber-security and Marine Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) SFS 101 Seafarers in the Sociotechnical System 8 EC To apply system thinking in the context of the maritime human element. To examine human factors and their incorporation in the maritime domain with case studies encompassing fatigue, manning and expert decision-making. To appraise the status of occupational safety and health at sea. To understand the IMO and ILO instruments related to seafarers including STCW and the MLC, 2006. To recognize the impact of the ISM Code in the occupational context. To consider the role of maritime administrations with particular reference to crew supply, manning and certification of seafarers ENV 502 International Reaction to Environmental Externalities 8 EC To introduce key notions in marine environment protection such as externality, governance and social perception. To discuss the various international instruments related to marine environment protection. To examine MARPOL and its implementation and enforcement mechanisms with special emphasis on air emissions from ships including other instruments related to reduction of GHG. To explore the notion of biosecurity and key related instruments such as the Ballast Water Management Convention, Anti-fouling Systems Convention, Biofouling guidelines, and International Health Regulations. To examine the issues related to recycling of ships and inventory of hazardous materials


Academic Handbook / Entry 2020 / World Maritime University CSO 101 Coastal State Obligations 8 EC To assess coastal State obligations for safety of navigation, Search and Rescue, and pollution response. To cover applied methods, tools and techniques involved in Vessel Traffic Management Systems. To analyze the organization and management of Search and Rescue systems at the global, regional and national levels. To examine sources of pollution and, the science and technologies for pollution monitoring and control. To interpret IMO instruments related to pollution response and to identify the civil liability and compensation regime for marine pollution damage. To explain the necessity of contingency planning as part of the overall risk management process FST 101 Field Studies 4 non-degree EC To provide a range of field study opportunities to demonstrate the application of the theory taught in the specialization subjects. Students travel to major maritime destinations that offer valuable insights into organizational practices and networking opportunities with professionals around the world Academic Handbook / Entry 2020 / World Maritime University 27 This specialization has been designed for those who work in the maritime and ocean sectors and offers an ecosystem-based approach to the governance and management of the interconnected global ocean and social-ecological systems. Students learn about ocean processes, ecosystem functions and marine resources, and how society depends on, interacts with and impacts the health and sustainability of the ocean and coasts. Students gain a sound understanding of ecosystem based management, international law of the sea and ocean governance structures, including also ocean-related UN institutions and systems. Key goals for sustainable ocean governance and responsible ocean business practice are also explored. The specialization is designed to deliver the knowledge required to incorporate the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into the domestic ocean governance policies of graduates’ home countries, and seeks to develop the transdisciplinary skills necessary for the fulfillment of the responsibilities graduates will assume. OCE 107 Human impacts on the Ocean & Coasts 8 EC To introduce marine environments, World’s oceans and coasts, the ecosystem services provided to societies, and the cumulative impacts of the growing number of human activities, including climate change, on the oceans and coasts. To provide an overview of the evidence-based approaches and tools used to understand, monitor, assess, and mitigate human impacts on the marine environment. Introduces tools for climate change adaptation and to enhance resilience in the face of climate change OCE 108 Governing Human Activities that Affect the Ocean 8 EC To consider human activities that affect the ocean, examining a range of governance tools to manage these activities and their impacts. To consider traditional regulatory tools, standard setting and other tools, such as the use of economic instruments, voluntary measures, education, environmental impact assessments, smart regulation and new governance approaches. To consider the role of government actors, proponents, stakeholders, and members of the public in ocean governance OCE 109 Challenge-led Transdisciplinary Tools for Ocean Sustainability, Governance & Management 8 EC To introduce transdisciplinary research approaches including evidence-based tools to support ecosystem-based management of the oceans and coasts, and the environmental, social and economic aspects of ocean sustainability. To provide knowledge of and skills in the most commonly used sustainability tools, e.g. policy analysis, economics, stakeholder management, and qualitative research instruments to assess perceptions of governance actors OCE 110 Global Ocean Governance, Multilateral Diplomacy & Negotiation 8 EC To provide a sound understanding of the international legal framework for ocean governance under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); the meaning and implementation of ocean-related conventions, protocols, agreements, directives and regional ocean governance approaches, and the commitments made by the global community, focusing on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To focus on maritime boundary delimitation, the delineation of the outer limits of maritime zones, and practical skills in multilateral diplomacy and negotiation in an ocean governance context


SPECIALIZATION STUDIES OCEAN SUSTAINABILITY, GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT 28 Academic Handbook / Entry 2020 / World Maritime University OCE 111 Area-Based Management of the Ocean and Coasts 8 EC To provide an overview of the principles and practical implementation of area-based management tools used to support the governance and management of increasingly diverse and intense human activities, and expanding resource usages in the dynamic ocean. To address concepts such as connectivity, spatially explicit decision support tools, and predictive models, principles of marine reserve design, management of cumulative impacts, spatial management tools such as ocean zoning, marine protected areas, and marine spatial planning FST 101 Field Studies 4 non-degree EC To provide a range of field study opportunities to demonstrate the application of the theory taught in the specialization subjects. Students travel to major maritime destinations that offer valuable insights into organizational practices and networking opportunities with professionals around the world