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Green Technologies in the Maritime Sector

01 March - 16 April 2021


Thessaloniki, GR
Online Course

The Green Technologies in the Maritime Sector Course (GTMSC) aims to support green technologies and open innovation through future workers with the skills and competences that are of higher priority in the shipbuilding and port sectors. To this endgrowth and employment in the maritime sector will be enhanced focused on the environmental dimension of the sector.


Target Audience

  • VET graduates and professionals with technical background engaged within the shipbuilding value chain for gaining knowledge, skills and qualifications related to green technologies and innovation in the sector.
  • Trainers will be professionals from the sector, which gives the course a practical approach based on the industry real needs. International experts will be invited to support this course sharing their technical expertise and know-how.


Time and Date

Content and format of the course is still under development. It is expected to be launched at the end of February 2021, to be undertaken between March and April.



The course will be organized to be delivered online due to the on-going implications of the Covid-19 pandemic that do not allow physical attendance.


Expected Outcomes

Participants will gain valuable experience, knowledge and skills on how to enhance the use of green technologies and innovations in the maritime sector through a series of modules led by relevant industry and academic experts.

This PE aims to test how to transfer the results of the MATES project’s skills strategy to an EU member state. Therefore, involvement of key training providers & its replication in other countries within the European context is expected.



The GTMSC will engage with leading experts to provide training in the following areas (a) innovative vessel design and new materials in shipbuilding, (b) alternative fuels and renewable energy sources, (c) green technologies for the reduction of environmental footprint, and (d) new technologies for efficient shipyard operations.


Course Instructors

To be confirmed


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 MATES partners; workshops with experts, Delphi questionnaires, desktop studies and surveys. This report synthesises the MATES 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 the GTMSC will address (SB = shipbuilding):

  • SB1: Training, reskilling/ upskilling workforce in the use of digital and data driven technologies (big data, Internet of Things, cloud computing, 3D printing, artificial intelligence)
  • SB3: Training, reskilling/ upskilling workforce in the use technologies for minimising environmental impact in shipbuilding (sustainable practices, reduction of polluting emissions, construction materials and antifouling systems)
  • SB4: Optimizing the processes of decontamination and recycling of decommissioned vessels.
  • SB5: Promoting a better matching of trainings to current needs in technical disciplines (electrical systems, beam welding and various other techniques like gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding and oxyacetylene welding, fitting and cutting)
  • SB6: Progressive introduction and increasing relevance of 21st century skills within the training offer (“Soft skills” e.g. creative thinking and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, communication and collaboration, knowledge management and transfer, flexibility and adaptability, initiative and self-direction, productivity and accountability).
  • SB9 Skills ecosystems: meeting points for the most relevant stakeholders from industry, academia and research


MATES partners involved 

Led by CERTH-HIT (Greece) and supported by CETMAR (Spain), COSNAV (Italy), INDIGO-Med (Greece), University of Amsterdam (Netherlands).