International Marine Environmental Awareness Course (4-7 November 2002)

In co-operation with the North Sea Foundation, the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), presently one of the major European oceanographic institutes, has developed an International Marine Environmental Awareness Course.

The goal of the course is to give senior students of Maritime Universities and staff of Shipping Companies an up to date knowledge of the most important physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the marine environment. This should lead to a better understanding of the different sets of rules in international legislation, e.g. the ISM-code and the Marpol treaty with its annexes relating to different sources of pollution by ships. A better understanding of the scientific rationale will finally result in a better compliance with the environmental regulations in everyday practice on board ships.

As Green Award also has the ambition to increase the understanding and awareness of the importance to protect the marine environment, Green Award is very honoured that Capt. Ben Metselaar, Survey Manager Green Award, has been invited to be one of the lecturers of the course. Capt. Metselaar's presentation is titled: The marine environment: efforts versus benefits.

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