Area Of Experties

maritime education and training

Michael Ekow Manuel

Dr. Michael Ekow MANUEL was until May 2013 the Dean of Faculty of Maritime Studies at the Regional Maritime University in Ghana.  Previous to that, he was Head of Research and Consultancy at the same Institution.  He is a Master Mariner and worked on ships for eleven years culminating in an appointment as Master (Ship Captain).

He holds degrees in Maritime Affairs (MSc.) and Maritime Administration (PhD) from the World Maritime University with ITF and Sheldon Kinney Fellowships respectively.

Dr. Manuel has offered consultancy services in national and international contexts (private and

Stephen Cross


  • 10 years seagoing career in all nautical ranks
  • 11 years certified MET lecturer, simulator instructor, examiner.
  • 4 years lecturer of MET at World Maritime University.
  • 7 years senior advisor Kongsberg Maritime Simulation.
  • 10 years managing director of Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz.
  • Since 2 years  Director of Projects at MIWB involved in international relations, business development, project acquisition and management

Professional Affiliations:

  • (IMLA) International Maritime Lecturers Association
  • (INSLC) International Navigation Lecturers Conference
  • (IAMU)

Takeshi Nakazawa

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.

After that point, his research

Daniel Seong-Hyeok Moon

Dr. Moon is currently a Professor at the World Maritime University (on Leave of Absence). Dr. Moon earned his Ph.D. degree in Port Economics from Cardiff University, UK. His area of teaching and research has been closely related to ports in terms of management, operation and logistics. He also has a specialty in Maritime Education & Training (MET) based upon his experiences in educating students at Korea Maritime University (KMU) where he has worked for more than 25 years. He has a qualified First Class Navigation Certificate (non-limited) and has been aboard ship more than 10 years including