Carbon Neutral Management of Sport Marinas International Master Modules Programme
INCAMP has been created to promote the anticipation of future skills needs and to enhance the opportunities for cooperation between Higher Education, Vocational Educational Training and industry, providing opportunities for cooperation among stakeholders as well as the exchange and transfer of knowledge to increase know-how.
INCAMP is a project funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the Europea Union and has been designed with the aim to support the development and the implementation of an innovative practice, a new training path for the carbon neutral management of sport marinas.
Maritime transport emits around 1000 million tonnes of CO2 annually and is responsible for about 2.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions (3rd IMO GHG study). Shipping emissions are predicted to increase between 50% and 250% by 2050 – depending on future economic and energy developments. For nautical boats the “end of use” (in Europe 80,000 boats, reach their ‘end of use’s each year) is one of the main challenges for the industry which poses a threat to the environment and a recycling challenge.
Staff qualifications, the inability to attract young workers remain one of the crucial points in Europe. To boost the recruitment of highly prepared staff requires initiatives addressing learning to make the Environmental management and security related sectors attractive and to transform both the academic knowledge and high-level basic and transversal competences to be useful and applicable.
This initiative will comprise of the following activities:
• surveys, comparative analysis and evidence-gathering, studies of real life cases in order to have a real idea of the needs of skills and competences in the European Environmental Studies;
• development of a joint modules curriculum with the integration of different learning modes (distance, face to face, etc) and innovative approaches;
• the creation of learning and training materials together with methods, pedagogical approaches and tools;
• capacity buildings and networking activities.
INCAMP will trigger modernisation and reinforce education aligned to the needs and opportunities offered by traditional industries. It will provide, assess, and look for the recognition of basic skills needed in the environmental related sectors. INCAMP will also address transversal skills, such as entrepreneurship, foreign languages and digital competences.
HE students and staff and also everyone involved in the development of this initiative will have the chance of increasing their sense of initiative and entrepreneurship, their competences in foreign languages and, of course, increasing their skills and capabilities for employability in a industrial sector which is the main key driver in many European regions.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission – application number 2018-1-UK01-KA203-047958. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.