Framework: EASME - Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Capacity: 695.623,00 €

ISD Lab Capacity: 413.512,00 €

Duration: January 2017 - December 2018

Project Manager: Vittorio Bucci

Partners: 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)

Subject: Education and Training, Safety, Environment, Security


ASSESS is an education and training project focused on professional profiles specialized on safety and security issues related to ships and off-shore plants with three main concerns: safety and security for ships and plants, for people (human life at sea) and for the environment.

The project will focus not only on technical subjects, but also on complementary skills that are mandatory when dealing with complex and highly technological products, in particular, in the validation processes related to the compliance of the products to the regulatory framework (for shipping and off-shore activities), which is defined internationally.

The project will develop 3 high-level education and training courses aiming at spreading specialized tailored knowledge to the main different actors dealing with ”safety and security issues’ processes during the whole ship/off-shore plant life:

  1. an advanced master for people involved from the design until the execution phase of a ship or an off-shore plant, from the first plan approval until the final validation and compliance of the product to the design specifications;
  2. a professional course for professionals in charge of ensuring the correct periodical checks of the ship/plant during its lifecycle at sea;
  3. a refresher course for teachers of nautical high schools ("train the teacher" activity).

While the 1st and the 2nd courses will attract professional profiles directly employable (or already employed) in businesses and represent the strongest link with industry, the 3rd is dedicated to high-school teachers and it is expected to have the greatest multiplier effect especially in terms of orienting young people towards maritime vocations.



Integrated Ship Design Laboratory

University of Trieste
Department of Engineering and Architecture

Via Alfonso Valerio 10, 34127 Trieste, Italy

Building C5 (second floor)

+39 040 558 3462

Chief Science Officer: Alberto Marinò

Director: Vittorio Bucci