1627290154391On July 23, 2021 Academy of Maritime Education and Training (AMET) located in Chennai, India held a virtual International Conference in Shipping and Nautical Science (ICSNS 2021) – “Embracing Technological Enhancement”. The conference was opened by Capt. K. Karthik, the First Vice-Rector of AMET University. The following representativemade opening statements: Mr. Glenn Blackwood, Chair, of International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU), Vice President of Memorial University (Marine Institute), Canada; Col. Dr. G. Thiruvasagam, Vice Chancellor, AMET Deemed to be University, President of Association of Indian Universities (AIU), India; Capt. Jeanine Drummand, Managing Director of Principal Marine Advisor, Australia; Capt. Luis G Evidente, Head of Fund of Colleges of the Philippines.

The conference was attended by over 200 participants from countries leading in maritime education and training. More than 20 presentations and two technical sessions were held during the conference. The main topics of the presentations were the challenges of maritime education and training related to the impact of the COVID19 pandemic, the rapid development and changes in modern teaching technologies and innovations in the maritime industry.

National University “Odessa Maritime Academy” was represented by M.V. Chesnokova, Head of International Cooperation Department  and D.S. Zhukov, a senior lecturer of Ship Control Department. Their joint presentation was dedicated to “Current and future challenges for maritime education and training”.