About Us

DESSEV Erasmus+ project brought together seven organisations from six European countries to design and develop the decision support system for maritime decision makers in order to give
some indications in the case of epidemic outbreak.

Applicant organisation

Politechnika Morska w Szczecinie

The Maritime University of Szczecin (MUS) is one of two main maritime MET institutions in Poland. Currently over 4000 students are registered at the University. MUS is one of the best-equipped maritime universities by current standards. The University has over 100 laboratories equipped with cutting-edge technology including GMDSS simulators (real and virtual equipment). MUS possesses a modern research-training vessel, the m/s Nawigator XXI, and 14 most technically advanced simulators: Ship Handling Simulator equipped with a 3D visual system, Anti-Collision ARPA Simulator, Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) Simulator, Vessel Traffic System (VTS) simulator, Satellite Communication System Simulator – GMDSS, Hydro-Acoustic Simulator, Autopilot Simulator, Radar Simulator, Cargo Handling Simulator, Fishing Simulator, Operational Engine Room Simulator, Graphical Engine Room Simulator, Refrigeration Simulator, Marine Centrifugal Pump’s Simulator, specialized simulators: Full-Mission Bridge Simulator with several virtual bridges and Engine Room Simulator. Training by means of simulators is considered to be the most effective method of training marine officers.
The revised Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping 1978/1995 recommends the application of simulators in providing knowledge and skills to the future merchant fleet officers. Therefore, much emphasis is put on practical use of the lectured theory. Practical classes, including those on simulators, constitute a considerable part of the curriculum. Thus MUS offers the prospective student most attractive study courses. Marine communication training is provided by the Institute of Marine Technology, located in the Faculty of Navigation. The basic aim of the Institute is to produce highly qualified graduates who are capable of meeting the present and future requirements of the global marine transport and fishing fleets and ship-owner’s operational services.

Partner organisations


Spinaker is Slovenian private company having three standalone business departments:
Education: Spinaker is the largest Slovenian maritime VET and adult education provider. All courses it runs are recognised by Slovenian Maritime Administration and attended by over 3000 Slovenians each year.
IT: Spinaker is focusing on development, customisation and usage of online learning systems. Spinaker has expertise on different LMS, web platforms, e-learning and e-assessment. Some of the platforms Spinaker developed are www.egmdss.com, www.martel.pro, www.seatalk.pro, www.smcpexamples.com and www.ecolregs.com. They support maritime education and training.
Management: Spinaker has been involved in number of international projects as a contractor, a coordinator or a partner.
More than ten of them are LLP projects (Leonardo da Vinci DoI, ToI and AM) and the others are Erasmus+ project. The most successful so far were EGMDSS ToI, E-GMDSSVET DoI and ACTs. They have been awarded and their results are used by thousands of mariners all over the world. Spinaker has also special expertise at promotion of project outputs to assure their sustainability on the long term.

Uczelnia Medyczna im. Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie

 Maria Sklodowska-Curie Medical Academy (UM MSC) in Warsaw is one of 4 universities providing education for medical doctors in Warsaw, Poland. It is a non-public university providing education also for nurses and emergency medical rescuers. In its history it has 25 years of teaching and over 23 thousands graduates, but it is medical only since 2019. More than 150 university teachers are involved in teaching process, and 2000 students on all kind of courses are currently in our
institutions. UM MSC was one of the first higher schools in Poland to introduce obligatory anti-COVID-19 vacciantions for its students, and some teachers are actively involved in scientific research on COVID-19, virology, immunology, public health, and vaccinology. The special course on COVID-19 update and COVID-19 vacciantions was provided for medical students
from the very start of 2020/2021 academic year. Our medical students have also prepared the plan od suggested government actions for omicron wave of COVID-19, which became were known and cited by many experts in the field, however never fully introduced. In medical curriculum we have e.g.: virology, epidemiology, public health, elements of transportation medicine

Satakunnan ammattiko-rkeakoulu

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK), is one of the major institutions of
higher education in Finland, with ca 400 experts and 6000 students. It provides 32 Degree Programs, of which 11 are provided full in English. 1000 degrees are awarded annually. Through the public non-profit status and responsibility for regional development set by The Ministry of Education and Culture, SAMK is conducting public interest collaboration between higher education institutions, research and development (RD) centers, and business sector. The university is owned by SAMK Limited Liability Company, which on turn is mainly owned by regional municipalities of Satakunta. The stakeholder group is therefore significant by it’s size, as covering the citizens of the region together with strongly involved economy and business of the full industry.
The Faculty of Logistics and Maritime Technology in SAMK, located in the City of Rauma, has a reputation in technology and maritime studies and related research. It has started the development of a database of STCW questions and has special knowledge and experiences of producing questions in the network environment. As the biggest university of its
region and one of the very few universities holding maritime education in the whole country, SAMK has comprehensive relation with Finnish maritime authorities, shipping companies and European universities in related fields and curricula.

Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya

 The Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya • BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public institution dedicated to higher education and research, specialised in the fields of engineering, architecture and science. The UPC puts its scientific and technological infrastructure at the service of research groups and centers, researchers and students, professionals, companies and institutions.
In a highly creative context, the UPC’s research, teaching and management projects are based on the principles of freedom, justice, democracy, solidarity, cooperation, sustainability, efficiency, transparency and social responsibility. They also reflect the University’s commitment to the environment and to change.
With a focus on intellectual rigor, critical! thinking, a transversal approach to knowledge, educational innovation and entrepreneurship, the UPC produces competent professionals with the skills they need to tackle present and future challenges. The activity that goes on at UPC campuses and schools has made the University a benchmark institution. The University harnesses the potential of basic and applied research, and transfers technology and knowledge to society. These actions make the UPC-in partnership with the productive fabric-an agent and driver of economic and social change.


Centre for Factories of the Future Sweden HB (C4FF) is an SME with RTD capacity based in Alingsas, Sweden. C4FF was one of the EU’s EUROTECNET projects and initiated the Factories of the Future project in the EU. EUROTECNET was a network of innovative technology projects in Europe established by the EU Commission in 1984. C4FF delivered 10 out of 12 national manufacturing lectures to promote a range of EU funded projects including the predecessors of Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020.
C4FF Team has an established reputation for developing novel manufacturing systems and software for factory management, including for lean practices. They also have many years of experience in ICT and Manufacturing research and development, as well as instrumentation and control projects. They have developed several CNC systems in collaborations with machine tool manufacturers, and their work has led to a new Clean Diesel Engine System and the Management System that accompanies it.


 IDEC is a training & consulting company located in Piraeus, Greece, established since 1989. Its activities consist of training, management consulting, quality assurance, evaluation and development of digital solutions for both private and public sector. Clients of IDEC are both SMEs and the bigger Greek companies from a wide variety of sectors. IDEC co-operates with more than 800 institutes all over Europe and with about 300 experts on specific fields.
IDEC has 37 permanent staff, 10 interns/ year and around 20 external trainers that it cooperates regularly, providing training to approx. 300 international adult trainees annually.
IDEC has extensive experience in European projects, either as coordinator or as partner within different European programs and Initiatives. Over the last 18 years IDEC has worked extensively on the area of quality assurance in training and has coordinated the projects EQUAL, Quality.net, BEQUAL and QUADRAT on this topic. IDEC also has consulting experience in developing Quality Management systems in Greek training centres. IDEC is accredited as a lifelong learning centre,
organising in-service training courses for teachers and trainers, study visits and informal learning activities for students in initial education and training, and provides training courses and work placements for students in vocational training and people in the labour market.

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