Highlights from two days of the Up-Sailing JSTA in Rome ⚓

On June 4-5, the Up-Sailing JSTA event in Rome brought together industry experts, educators, and maritime enthusiasts for two days of inspiring and interactive sessions. The event focused on the pivotal role of sustainability in the maritime sector and how vocational education and training (VET) can foster green skills. Here’s a detailed look at the activities and highlights from both days.

Day 1: The Green Transition in the Maritime Sector

The first day was dedicated to “The Green Transition in the Maritime Sector.” Participants dived into a hands-on role-playing activity that showcased innovative green practices, allowing them to experience firsthand the challenges and solutions in the field. The session also featured compelling pitches from industry leaders, presenting cutting-edge strategies and technologies aimed at reducing the environmental impact of maritime operations.

In-depth discussions on various case studies followed, providing participants with real-world examples of successful green initiatives. These discussions fostered a collaborative environment where participants could exchange ideas and insights, laying the groundwork for future advancements in the sector.

Day 2: VET Maritime Studies and Green Skills

Building on the momentum of the first day, Day 2 focused on “VET Maritime Studies and Green Skills.” The morning sessions included more expert pitches and dynamic workshops that highlighted the essential green skills needed for the maritime industry. These sessions aimed to equip participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to implement sustainable practices in their respective fields.

A standout moment of the day was the tour of Marevivo’s boat. This immersive experience provided visual insights into the organization’s sustainability efforts, demonstrating practical applications of green practices. The afternoon featured additional expert pitches and a Peer-to-Peer Learning Activity, encouraging participants to share their experiences and learn from one another.

The day concluded with a creative session where participants designed lessons on green skills. This exercise emphasized the importance of integrating sustainability into maritime education, ensuring that the next generation of maritime professionals is well-equipped to meet environmental challenges.

Looking Ahead

The Up-Sailing JSTA event has significantly advanced our mission to integrate sustainability into maritime education. The engaging sessions, expert insights, and collaborative activities have inspired participants to explore and implement innovative solutions for a sustainable maritime sector. We look forward to continuing this journey and furthering our efforts to create a greener future for the maritime industry.

Stay tuned for more updates and future events as we continue to drive sustainable practices and education in the maritime sector.

Insights of the two JSTA days in Rome

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