29 September 15

In 2016 Two New MSc Specializations at WMU



Maritime Energy Management and Ocean Sustainability Governance and Management, the two new specializations within the MSc in Maritime Affairs in Malmö, will begin in September 2016.

On the basis of the IMO Segretary-General’s Study about the Sustainability of WMU, the University has proposed these specializations as response to the new agenda approved by IMO Council in June 2015, for the coming years.

Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President said: “These two new specializations will enable current and future maritime and ocean leaders to have the required education, skills and expertise for today and for the future”.  In support of Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, based on the UN Millenium Development Goals, WMU has proposed as key component these specializations.

Goal 14 talks about the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and maritime resources for sustainable development. “These two new specializations expand WMU’s offerings, providing advanced knowledge and critical skills necessary for decision-makers in governments, industry and for other relevant stakeholders to enable them to implement the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals and Targets in their countries, through business operations and in all aspects of their professional activities,” said Dr Doumbia-Henry.

Maritime Energy Management is a MSc course dedicated to professionals of energy and environmental sectors. It is able to give specific skills and provide the expertise needed to achieve a sustainable and energy efficient maritime industry. The course offers a comprehensive understanding of different aspects of maritime energy management, from ships to maritime onshore facilities.

Ocean Sustainability, Governance and Management is a MSc course dedicated to all those concerned with the economic, social and environmental health and sustainability of coastal and ocean environments. It is able to give a comprehensive understanding of the interconnected global economic-social-environmental coastal and ocean system, within the broader ocean context, and an understanding of the complex UN system for ocean governance.

Source: World Maritime University