Immediate adaptation to developments with the assistance of technology!
The Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association-HELMEPA, in the midst of the situation Covid-19 is creating, has stopped the implementation of its training seminars for 2020 but continues to offer its Member-shipping companies Refresher Training for their Greek and foreign officers. The Association converted in electronic format timely topics of its seminars “Compliance with Air Emissions Regulations” and “Marine Environmental Awareness” and, with the consent of the lecturers presenting them, made them available yesterday to Member-companies so they can forward them to their officers, as they wish.
As a reminder, HELMEPA’s e-learning online program is also available with topics on Pollution Prevention and Safety, in English, constituting a useful tool for Greek and foreign officers working on Greek-owned vessels.
Through the application of distance working and the social media, HELMEPA’s staff are already making efforts to continue the electronic flow of information to the Members as well as the educational community through the “HELMEPA Junior” program. Closing, due to the suspension of school visits to HELMEPA’s Exhibitions, a virtual educational tour of the latter is being prepared and will be made available on the internet.
HELMEPA will continue these initiatives until this threat to the health of all of us is over.