A relevant solution

Aim: implementing a European network able to harmonize, update and promote contents.

MARLEANET aims at developing training courses to meet the changing maritime activities through the creation of a training network in the fishing, shipping, offshore, sailing industries and in the Navy, by... : :

  • Coordinating a transnational maritime training network with training institutions and stakeholders from the shipping industry
  • Exchanging good practices and staff to develop shared and quality training.
  • Creating a common E Learning tool to all members of the network for distance /online training (aboard ships as well as in training centres).
  • Promoting skilled human resources in the Atlantic Area for more competitive shipping and port industries.

4 stages


  • Identifying the stakeholders (professionals and trainers) and the existing maritime training..


  • Establishing an efficient and long term network between training centres, exchanging good practices and staff
  • Organizing workshops with Authorities in order to have policies changed about maritime training.
  • Disseminating training catalogues and a database of training centres.
  • Organizing training courses for professional institutions


  • Developing together training programmes adapted to the maritime life and the skills: aboard ships, at home and in training centres.
  • Creating contents to be used both in training centres and on line through Internet and/or in training centres.


  • Testing 200 trainees from 4 partner countries on the first courses to assess and update the contents.
  • Broadening the network through communication actions and conferences.
  • Achieving the signature of a good quality charter of maritime training for each member of the MARLEANET network.

MARLEANET, network…


This is not an institutional or academic banality. Sharing skills are now the only way to be useful and progress. Networking has become the norm.
Isolation is to be avoided.

This is compulsory since this common will to ensure high standards in the training and
professional certification is a key factor to improve shipping practices (safety, profitability,
environment protection…).

For the Atlantic region has no choice but to maintain a high human and technological know-how to ensure high competitiveness of its maritime activities.

Everywhere, everytime ...
Living within a network also means organizing workshops with Authorities to have policies changed, to disseminate training catalogues and a database of training centres, to implement information sessions dedicated to professional institutions ...

How does it work?
MARLEANET is a European network of skills only dedicated to the maritime world. It uses all means and resources of a powerful network with international limits.

… a tool

E LEARNING, easy and convenient …

This is not a self-service. It is impossible to register oneself to the on line learning courses.
Trainees never work alone.

This is an actual way of vocational training, meeting the specific needs expressed by the customer and supervised at all times by approved training institutions.
For only maritime vocational training centres are able to decide between what can be learnt online and what requires the physical presence of the trainee.

Everywhere, everytime ...
through Internet, CD-ROM, a laptop tablet ... E-Learning is available on board, at home, in a classroom.

How does it work?
Short courses lasting less than 15 minutes. It is fully interactive. Every 2 minutes, the trainee participates.


A lasting mission
Communication throughout the four stages about the network and its missions through dissemination actions (website, events, workshops, conferences, press, and other European networks)


« We are the only maritime college in Ireland and it is important for us to strengthen our relations/links with European colleges. Since we face the same problems we all need to share them. Putting together our expertise with other colleges leads to excellence in terms of development and implementation of training courses. »
Dermot O’REILLY - in charge of projects, NMCI (CIT)

How convincing professionals about the interest of making availableE learning courses everywhere at sea?
« By putting forward the following points: cost, flexibility, respect for his work and his staff. »
Claudio PIRRONE - in charge of projects, UBO.



The Marleanet programme
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