The European Commission has selected six 'blue career' and four 'blue labs' projects for funding under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). Grant agreements are being prepared for signature. The new 'blue career' projects will work towards enhancing career opportunities in the maritime economy, while the 'blue labs' projects will focus on young researchers helping them to bring research results to the market. A budget of EUR 3.45 million (blue careers) and EUR 1.7 million (blue labs) is available.
ISD Lab is engaged in ASSESS, one of the projects admitted for founding. ASSESS is an education and training project focused on professional profiles specialised in safety and security for ships and off-shore structures. The three main concerns are: safety and security for ships and off-shore infrastructures, for people (human life at sea) and for the environment. The project will address both higher education and vocational training. ISD Lab will develop ASSESS project in partnership with Maritime Technology Cluster (Mare TC FVG), Lloyd's Register EMEA, Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR ISEAN)