Split Maritime Studies Faculty Partakes in Annual IAMU

Lauren Simmonds

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As Morski writes, this year, the International Association of Maritime Schools (IAMU) held its 22nd Annual General Assembly (AGA) in the city of Batumi, Georgia, from October the 19th to the 22nd, 2022, where experts and official representatives in the field discussed progress and future trends in maritime education, training and research.

The IAMU is an advisory body of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), and includes 70 members, including the Nippon Foundation from Japan and the World Maritime University (WMU) from Sweden, which was founded by the IMO.

The Split Maritime Studies Faculty is an active member of the aforementioned international organisation, and representatives, the vice dean for science prof. Ph.D. Merica Sliskovic, and vice dean for development and international cooperation assistant. Ph.D. Marko Katalinic, also participated in the work of the assembly. Presentations were given by some of those from Split University.

Among abstracts submitted from 22 different countries and 35 IAMU universities, the scientific work of a Ph.D. student of the Split Maritime Studies Faculty, Maja Covic, called “Preventing pollution of Adriatic Sea: Oil spill trajectory model using Pisces II scenarios and effects of incident on marine environment using multiple regression” was presented, focusing on Kastela Bay.

Scientific papers have been published in IAMU Proceedings, and extended papers will be submitted to the prestigious scientific journal Journal of Maritime Affairs (JOMA) of the World Maritime University (WMU). The next IAMU conference will be held in Helsinki, Finland, which will continue to work on the development of international cooperation in scientific research potential.

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