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ED2MIT: Education and Training for Data Driven Maritime Industry

05 - 16 July 2020


Amsterdam, NL

ED2MIT, is developing training courses for main topics related to data literacy, data management and modern platforms for digitalisation in the maritime industry to facilitate its readiness to Industry 4.0.


Target Audience

The course is primarily aimed at researchers, developers, IT/data services managers and engineers.



Online and face-to-face training at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.



ED2MIT uses proven methodology for defining targeted training curricula based on assessed skills demand and required learning outcomes, initially developed in the EDISON Project and currently developed/adopted by the MATES project.



The following main topics for training workshops/webinars are suggested. They reflect the main competence areas as defined by DigComp 2.1.

A. Data related competences and technologies

Data literacy is essential for future digital and data driven organisations, automation systems and Digital Twins, robotics and Artificial Intelligence powered systems. Data are used and processed at all stages of the technological process and in most cases require involvement of operators, maintainers, and developers – all of them may need to make decisions based on data provided by the processes.

  • A.1. Big Data definition and technologies: 6V of Big Data and challenges for companies. Big Data examples from research and industry
  • A.2. Data collection, access and sharing
  • A.3. Data formats, data models, metadata
  • A.4. Data storage and databases, SQL scripting and simple commands
  • A.5. Data inspection, data protection, data backup and archiving
  • A.6. Cloud based services and tools for data storage, sharing and management
  • A.7. Open Data repositories, test datasets, developer communities
  • A.8. Organisational and private Data Management, FAIR Data principles, organisational roles, Data Stewards

B. Cloud services and cloud economics

Knowledge of cloud technologies is essential for a digitally and data literate workforce as these technologies are widely used as infrastructure and remote computation platforms in modern industry automation.

  • B.1. Cloud service models:  IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Apps. Use examples and Cloud Service Providers. Cost model of cloud services.
  • B.2. Company IT infrastructure migrating to Cloud: benefits and problems
  • B.3. Cloud and Big Data, Cloud based Big Data platform and services
  • B.4. Data storing, backing up, sharing and processing in clouds (for organisational and private data)
  • B.5. Practical exercises with Cloud services: Cloud management console and Cloud services deployment and access.

C. Digital content creation, access and management

This course provides essential information for the effective and safe use of digital technologies. The topics will be covered at an introductory level and  guidelines for self-study will be provided.

  • C.1. World Wide Web technology: protocol, HTML and webpages format, URL format and data communication via web browser.
  • C.2. Web pages creation, tools, templates and services
  • C.3. Domain name registration and hosting services, website and information deployment to cloud
  • C.4. Active webpages and information protection, GDPR and data protection on Internet/web
  • C.5. Security awareness when using general and interactive web services.
  • C.6  Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD) as part of DigComp

D. Data Science and Big Data Analytics

This course is provided as a general overview of the listed topics below. More in-depth training and learning will require more time commitment and pre-requisite knowledge.

  • D.1. Statistical methods and probability theory
  • D.2. Data description and Statistical Data Analysis
  • D.3. Data preparation: data loading, data cleaning, data pre-processing, parsing, transforming, merging, and storing data
  • D.4. Qualitative and Quantitative data analysis
  • D.5. Classification: methods and algorithms
  • D.6. Cluster analysis basics and algorithms
  • D.7. Performance of data analytics algorithms and tools
  • D.8. Visualisations of data analysis and dashboards
  • D.9. Organising data analytics process following CRISP-DM and Data Science Process


European Qualifications Framework (EQF) Level

The courses are provided at the EQF levels 2-3 (awareness, simple tasks and guided regular tasks).

Advance courses are at EQF levels 3-4 (simple tasks, guided regular tasks, and independent regular tasks).


Course instructors

  • Yuri Demchenko (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Adam Belloum (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)


MATES ‘Strategy Baseline Report’ Lines Of Actions being addressed

The MATES Strategy Baseline report consists of results which were obtained from the extensive work carried out by the partners; workshops with experts, Delphi questionnaires, desk-top studies and surveys. This report synthesises the project strategy baseline to bridge the skills gap between training offers and the industry demands in the Maritime Technologies value chain. The full report can be accessed here. Below are the Lines of Actions identified in the report (see pages 17 and 18) which ED2MIT will address (SB = shipbuilding and ORE = offshore renewable energies):

  • SB1: Digital and data driven technologies
  • SB2: Automation and robotics
  • SB6: 21st century skills
  • SB8: Promoting women
  • ORE1: New digital technologies
  • ORE2; Energy storgage
  • ORE10: 21st century skills
  • ORE12: Promoting STEM women in ORE


MATES partners involved

Led by University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) and supported by Ghent University (Belgium) and CETMAR (Spain).