Research

Project description

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) project on Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling in Bangladesh (SENSREC), Work Package 4, Phase I, has been awarded to a WMU led consortium.

The project commenced on 9 Sep 2015 and falls under the WMU Maritime Risk and Safety (MaRiSa) research group. Associate Professor Raphael Baumler is the project leader supported by Research Associate Aditi Kataria.

The WMU-led consortium will carry out training needs assessment and curriculum development in the context of the development of training for health, safety and environmental compliance in ship recycling in Bangladesh. Other consortium partners include the University of Strathclyde, UK; Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey; Green Ship Recycling Services, Germany; Bangladesh Marine Academy, Chittagong; Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka and University of Chittagong.

Principal Investigator

Raphael Baumler

Raphael Baumler holds a Ph.D. in Risk Management and focuses his academic work on the impact of the vessel’s socioeconomical environment on safety and environment.

Primarily educated as a dual officer, he has worked on various types of vessels. Dr. Baumler spent 20 years in a seafaring career. He ended this occupation after six years as Master on a large container ship. His sea life drove him to work as Staff Captain on a cruise ship, and he completed various assignments as dual Junior Officer on board container ship, ferry, VLCC and supply vessel.

Project Officer

Anne Pazaver

At WMU, she has been involved in the English and Study Skills Program (ESSP) as a lecturer and curriculum and educational materials designer since 2002. She is also involved in instructor training, having contributed to the design and delivery of a number of Professional Development Courses (PDCs) held at WMU. Before joining WMU, Anne was a lecturer at the School of Applied Language Studies at Carleton University, Canada. Her areas of interest include curriculum design and development, assessment, academic writing and instructor training.