Modular Enhanced Training Programme for European Maritime Security Personnel

Professor Dr. Taner Albayrak (Piri Reis University, Türkei Istanbul)
Prof. Dr. Ing. habil. Knud Benedict (HSW, ISSIMS)

EU Projekt im Leonardo da Vinci - Transfer of Innovation Programm

12/2012 – 12/2015

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Gerrit Tuschling

Piri Reis University TURKEY,
Confederation of European Security Services, BELGIUM;
Stichting STC-Group NETHERLANDS;
Turkish Association of Private Security Services TURKEY;
University of Boras SWEDEN;
World Maritime University SWEDEN;


EU Projekt im Leonardo da Vinci -  Programm zur Übertragung der technologischen Entwicklungsergebnisse mit dem Safety & Security Trainer für Schiffsanwendung auf die Anwendung für Hafensicherheit. The EU, based upon the work of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), issued a number of regulations/ recommendations aimed at considerably improving maritime security. The main aim of this project is to transfer the innovation already developed for the maritime security training and simulation based modules, in order to fill the security gaps created as the result of increased complex operational activities in ports which are vital for the timely conduct of shipping that more than 90 % of the world trade depend on.

The second aim is to bring EU wide standards to the port security procedures through standardized and harmonized training programmes in partner countries. In order to fulfil these aims, following objectives will be achieved: Skilled trainers operating in all EU Member States, Trained port security personnel operating at ISPS-compliant port facilities, - Uniformity in EU port security and Enhanced port security standards.

The partnership is composed of partners who have the necessary knowledge and experience either on the security issues or those who have developed similar curricula, software and/or hardware which are needed for the proposed enhanced modular training programmes.

The main tangible outcome is a new course in port security with novel simulation-based modules that will focus on the implementation of game-based technology and 3D models and adaptation of an e-learning platform with assessment facilities. The main intangible outcome is that the course would provide an opportunity for many unemployed with no or little knowledge of port security to acquire the necessary expertise and seek employment in port security duties.

Impact is expected very high through widespread use of the courses in partner and other EU countries.