Sustainable Shipping Course

The Sustainable Shipping course will provide the participants with knowledge of sustainable development and its application on shipping. 


  • Understand current and future IMO and EU regulations
  • Be familiar with technical and carbon neutral solutions
  • Know how to operate ships in a sustainable way
  • Be prepared to adopt new attitudes and affect company culture to achieve future goals
  • Be able to implement new regulations in the everyday operations

  • What is sustainability
  • Global warming due to CO2 emissions
  • Other air pollution
  • Contamination of water & protecting the oceans
  • Energy transition, renewable energy
  • Urban development and mobility
  • Extreme meteorological phenomena
  • Sustainability impact of shipping, finding emission data
  • Regulatory framework in shipping: IMO, EU, local
  • IMO goals for 2030 and 2050
  • EU goals for shipping sustainability
  • Drop-in technical solutions to reduce impact of shipping
  • Retrofit and newbuilding technical solutions
  • Other ways to improve sustainability
  • The Sustainable Shipping course is a result of the cooperation between Aboa Mare and Novia University of Applied Sciences' lecturers and R&D personnel
  • All instructors have extensive and broad knowledge and hands-on experience from the maritime sector and in sustainable shipping
  • We are specialized in simulator training and R&D projects to enhance safety and sustainability of Arctic shipping as well as shipping in other ice-covered waters
  • We have a long history of providing training courses for the maritime industry

At Aboa Mare Maritime Academy and Training Center, we use the latest state-of-the-art simulator equipment and pedagogical tools to provide an enhanced maritime training experience in a simulated environment, promoting teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making and confidence. We are specialized on simulation, ice navigation (Polar Code and azimuthing propulsion courses in ice) and IGF Code courses for LNG fueled ships. Aboa Mare’s first-rate simulators are also used for research, innovation, and development projects.


Course title

Sustainable Shipping

Student profile

The course is intended for all land and sea based personnel

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Training personnel

Experienced master mariners and chief engineers with deep knowledge of sustainability and its role in shipping from a wide range of R&D projects

Training method

Remote learning through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


Requires computer with speakers & web browser


In the end of the course there is an online test 


Those who pass the final test will get a course certificate


16 hours

Individual course            



EUR 500,00 VAT 0%



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