To provide principles of technological innovation and the process of the diffusion in general; to review and analyse aspects of technological innovations developed in shipping industries, based on the relationship between economic demands and technical developments; to discuss future perspectives on technical contributions to maritime safety, security and environmental protection.
The student will be able to describe, identify, discuss, appreciate and explain:
the principle of diffusion of innovations and classification of technological innovations
the economic and legal driving forces for technological innovations and advancement in the shipping industry
historical reviews of some technological innovations in the shipping industry
the impact of technology in maritime transport on shipping economy and production.
Concepts of transport efficiency based on energy used for transport vehicles, such as ships, trains, cars, and aircraft, and their comparative study.
Review and assessment of Green ship technology
Perspectives on technical contributions to maritime safety, security and environmental protection
Takeshi Nakazawa has been involved in both Maritime Education and Training and Maritime Technology since he graduated from the department of marine engineering at Kobe University of Mercantile Marine in 1980. He first joined the Institute for Sea Training of the Japanese Ministry of Transport as a training instructor for Marine Engineering cadets on board training ships. During his life at sea for 7 years, he obtained the chief engineer’s certificate then he returned to the department of marine engineering of his alma mater in 1987 as a research associate.