October 2023


In October 2023, our Training Center hosted the first Kick-Off Meeting of METAVASEA’s Project.

The METAVASEA Project is a 4-year project approved by Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

A highly ambitious project, people-centred transition for Maritime Decarbonization in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Aiming to raise awareness on Maritime Environment, Shipping and Science as well as other training initiatives for the educational community.


METAVASEA’s scope is to train and upskill 1,500 seafarers, shipping professionals, and port workers in new fuels, digital awareness, marine environmental awareness, and soft skills. It also seeks to boost the involvement of shipping companies and ports in maritime decarbonization initiatives, offer insights into shipping and community readiness for new fuels, and identify region-specific opportunities, gaps, and challenges. Moreover, it intends to enhance accident prevention through improved efficiency in on-board and port operations and raise climate awareness among 10,000 schoolchildren, 750 teachers, and 2 million residents in the East Mediterranean.


At the first Kick-Off Meeting, 23 partners and associate partners actively engaged in the project, attended.