> Qualifications

In this action field, PLATINA 2 contributes to improving the qualifications of inland navigation workforce by elaborating standards for tools and by developing teaching aids.

Under the title „Jobs & Skills“ technical standards for the use of ship-handling simulators are created, a concept for electronic service record books is prepared and the impact of inland waterway transport in logistics education and training should be increased by improved learning material.

The development of standards for ship-handling simulators aims to raise labour mobility and to promote career progression for inland waterway transport crew members.  It contributes to a general common understanding of technical standards needed.

A concept of a harmonised European e-standard would ease the documentation of service time and qualification of crew members in inland waterway transport. PLATINA 2 prepares the implementation. 

Consolidated learning material from existing national and European research projects (e.g. INeS Danube, IneS RMS), the Development of a “one-stop-shop” and the Dissemination through the educational network EDINNA aims to raise the impact of inland waterway transport in logistics education and training.

This action field focuses on:

  • Elaboration of technical standards for simulator use
  • Definition of a concept for electronic service record books
  • Developing and distributing teaching aids for future logistics decision makers

Actions in this field are coordinated by Jaap Gebraad (STC-Group).