The green energy transition in the maritime sector & future occupational health challenges

12th – 14th of November 2024
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen, Norway

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New and Old Maritime Industries: Future occupational health challenges

About this course

How does the green energy transition of the maritime sector impact on the need for medical training in seafarers? In this course you will learn more about the new occupational health challenges associated with the green energy transition of the maritime sector.

Carbon-based fuels have for decades been the preferred source of energy for the maritime sector. In the recent years, this is changing at a rapid pace. With an aim to decarbonise shipping and reduce CO2-emissions, the ongoing green energy transition of the maritime sector calls for new technology and new energy sources.

While the new technologies bring with them new opportunities, they also bring with them new potential occupational health challenges, eg. related to extreme temperatures and pressures, toxicity, corrosiveness, and high voltage.

In considering the new occupational hazards, we need to consider the entire life cycle of the energy source, including manufacturing, transporting, bunkering, storage, and energy processing onboard. We also need to consider exposure of all those involved, including seafarers, firefighting personnel, search and rescue personnel, pilots, dockers, bunkering handling personnel and tugboat personnel.

Safe handling the new energy sources builds on knowledge, including knowledge on adequate health protection and first aid.

Course Summary

12th – 14th of November 2024
Onsite course
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen, Norway
Deadline 8th of October 2024
EUR 750 – 980 (depending on day package)
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Price information

The price of the course consists of the course fee of EUR 500
and the day package of choice.

Day package I

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees, lunches
  • dinners and the social program

We strongly encourage you to take part in the social program, as this is a vital part of the NIVA course experience. We believe in the power of networking and strive to create an inspiring possibility for that through the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 975 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 480).

EUR 980

Day package II

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees and lunches

Kindly note that the day package II does not include dinners nor the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 750 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 250).

EUR 750

Accommodation

11th – 13th of October 2024 at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen, Norway.

NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 11th – 13th of September 2024 at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen, Norway.

To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly from the hotel via this booking link (available until 10.10.2024).

The room price for a standard room is NOK 1910/night (approximately EUR 162) including breakfast.

The block reservation will be available until 10th of October 2024. We recommend you make a reservation as soon as possible.

Approx. EUR 162/night

Course objectives

The course takes a workshop format and will include both lectures and group work. You will get the opportunity to discuss with your colleagues and contribute with your knowledge towards developing concrete recommendation for future medical training of seafarers.

Based on the discussions in the course, we plan to prepare a paper on current knowledge gaps in medical training of seafarers that may be presented to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), as recommendations for future minimum requirements for medical training of seafarers.

The course is interactive and expects engagement from the participants.


Fuels and energy sources that will be included in this course are:

  • Hydrogen
  • Ammonia
  • Low Sulphur Heavy Fuel Oil (LSHFO)
  • Biofuel
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
  • Liquefied Ethylene Gas (LEG)
  • Ethanol
  • Methanol
  • Lithium Battery
  • Fusion Energy – Thorium Molten salt Reactor

Target groups

  • Occupational health professionals
  • Professionals in the field of maritime medicine with an interest in occupational health
  • Maritime professionals with an interest in occupational health and the working environment
  • HR directors and staff
  • HSE personnel
  • Workers unions across the maritime industry

General course fee and cancellation information

The courses and workshops vary in price. Please note that the course fee does not cover meals or accommodation. The course fee and day-package fee are invoiced after the registration deadline.

Travel arrangements

Please refrain from booking any travel tickets until we have confirmed the course. The confirmation, which will be sent at the latest after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received by 8th of October 2024: full refund
Cancellations received by 9th of October 2024 or later: no refund

NIVA will issue an invoice or send information on how to pay the course with credit card (depending on the option chosen in the registration form) after the registration deadline.

The price is subject to minor changes.


Contact persons

Course leader

Jon Magnus Haga, Head of Norwegian Centre for Maritime and Diving Medicine
Haukeland University Hospital, Norway
email: jon.magnus.haga@helse-bergen.no

In practical matters, please contact:

Julia Hemgård
Project Manager & Communications Advisor
NIVA
email: julia.hemgard@niva.org

Course Summary

12th – 14th of November 2024
Onsite course
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen, Norway
Deadline 8th of October 2024
EUR 750 – 980 (depending on day package)
Register now

Course leader

Jon Magnus Haga

  • Head of Norwegian Centre for Maritime and Diving Medicine, NO

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