On 10-14.01.2011 at the headquarters of the International Maritime Organization in London, the 53rd Session of the Subcommittee for Stability and Load Lines and Fishing Vessels Safety – (SLF) was held. Zbigniew Szozda, PhD, a scientific – research worker of the Maritime University of Szczecin, the chairman of the seminar, elected a SLF Chairman for 2011/2012, led the Polish delegation consisting of 6 people.
On 09.12.2010, in Copenhagen, Management Board Meeting of the EfficienSea Project, with the MU of Szczecin, as the project partner, was held. The host and organizer of the meeting, aiming at discussing the so far project partnership activity results and the ways of popularizing them, as well as the encountered difficulties and the ways of handling them, was Danish Maritime Safety Administration.
On 14 December 2010, at the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels, a consultative meeting was held. Its objective was to work out a common position to be presented in January 2011 in London at the 53rd Session of the Subcommittee for Stability and Load Lines and Fishing Vessels Safety – (SLF) of IMO.
On 14.12.2010 a consecutive meeting closing the works on standards of seafarers qualifications was held at the Ministry of Infrastructure. All the so far developed standard designs shall be transferred for further legislative development. The Undersecretary of State, Anna Wypych-Namiotko, the rectors of Maritime Universities Prof. Romuald Cwilewicz. the Rector of MU of Gdynia and Prof. Stanisław Gucma. Rector of MU of Szczecin, thanked the team working on the standards consisting also of the MU of Szczecin representatives – Vice Rector for Maritime Affairs, Wojciech Ślączka, the Dean of NF, Prof. Jerzy Hajduk, Vice Dean for Student Affairs, Barbara Kwiecińska, the head of ITM, Janusz Uriasz, PhD, Zbigniew Ferlas, Master Mariner, Ryszard Bober, and Marek Górzeński.
On 27-29.10.2010, in Jastarnia, under the auspices of HM Rector of the Polish Naval Academy of Gdynia the LogMare’10-the 2nd Scientific Conference MARITIME LOGISTICS was held. The Faculty of Navigation of the Maritime University of Szczecin was represented by Dorota Łozowicka, PhD who presented her paper ‘Passenger safety in respect of evacuation in emergency situations of cruisers in the polar area’. Another paper ‘Application of tripod method to the analysis of stability related accidents on the basis of m/f Jan Heweliusz in the port of Ystad’ was presented by Karolina Staszewska, MSc.
COST is a European Program of Cooperation in the Branch of Scientific Technical Research. It is a EU frame program with its main objective of creating multilateral technical – scientific cooperation between its member states
On 26.11.2010 at the University of Antwerp (Belgium), its first seminar devoted to creating the net of scientific cooperation among:
• Antwerp Maritime Academy, Belgium • Constanta Maritime University, Romania • Faculty of Maritime Studies, Rijeka University, Croatia • Szczecin Maritime University, Poland • Universidad de A Coruña, Spain • University of Antwerp, Belgium, was held.
The meeting was attended by Janusz Uriasz , the head of the Institute of Maritime Technologies.
From 15-19.11.2010, in Budapest – RIS (River Information Services) Expert Groups Seminar was held European Commission RIS Expert Groups consist of government and outside government representatives focused on the development of inland shipping as an alternative to road and rail transport. Their objective is to develop common European standards and requirements concerning inland shipping. The outlined basic activity areas allowed to set up the following 4 Expert Groups:
- InlandEcdis Expert Group – the seminar on 15.11.2010 - Ships Tracking & Trading Expert Group – the seminar on – 16.11.2010 - Notices to Skippers Expert Group – the seminar on – 18.11.2010 - Electronic Reporting Expert Group – the seminar on – 19.11.2010
Maritime University of Szczecin in cooperation with the Transas company prepared a real attraction. It was the up-to-date ECDIS system simulator that is a system of displaying electronic charts and navigational information.
Each of the simulator stands is a virtual bridge of a separate unit enabling maneuvering, mooring, radar operation and electronic chart display.
Due to the implementation of advanced mathematical models the ship handling process appears very realistic. The simulator interface provides intuitive operation with a typical keyboard and a computer mouse and does not cause any problems. The simulator presentation was carried out by officers – navigators and Masters Mariners who kept answering questions. The Simulator is a part of the Faculty of Navigation of the Maritime University of Szczecin equipment.
From 20 – 23.10.2010, the Vice Dean of NF Prof. Zbigniew Pietrzykowski and the Head of ITM, Janusz Uriasz, PhD, attended an international TST conference – Transport Systems Telematics, held in Ustron, with our representatives presenting papers on transport and navigational safety.
On 20.10.2010 at 10.00 a Faculty Council Session was held. At the meeting the session schedule and the working plan of the Faculty of Navigation were approved. Moreover, the reviewers and examination boards for Marta Schoeneich’s doctoral studies, whose supervisor is Prof. Lucjan Gucma.
Faculty of Navigation of the MU of Szczecin actively participates in the works concerning the development of seafarers’ qualification standards. The group of people appointed for that purpose, represented by:, among others, Vice Rector for Maritime Affairs, Prof. Wojciech Ślączka, the Dean of the Faculty of Navigation, Prof. Jerzy Hajduk, Vice Dean for Student Affairs, Barbara Kwiecińska, Master Mariner, the Head of INM, Janusz Uriasz, PhD, Zbigniew Ferlas, Master Mariner and Ryszard Bober, had its working session at the Ministry of Infrastructure on 28-29.09.2010.