28.09.12 – The Nautical Institute is delighted to have won the Training Award for its range of human element vodcasts (video podcasts) at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2012.
The vodcasts are aimed at all maritime professionals and especially the maritime education and training (MET) sector, and help to raise awareness of human element issues such as communications, ergonomics and fatigue. Each vodcast lasts between 3 and 5 minutes and is available free of charge online. They can be shared across a wide range of social media and even imported directly into lecturers’ PowerPoint presentations.
Commenting on the award, Nautical Institute President Captain Sivaraman Krishnamurthi (‘Krish’), said: “No matter how much we may come to rely on technology, the human element will always remain a key factor in the success of our industry. Our range of vodcasts is helping to equip our mariners of the future with the knowledge they need to fully understand all the different factors that make up the human element.”
The vodcasts form part of the Institute’s Human Element Alert! Project, which is funded by The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust, and are produced with the expert help of Videotel Marine International Ltd.
Our range of vodcasts can be viewed on the Alert! website: www.he-alert.org
The Nautical Institute is the international professional body for maritime professionals and others involved in the control of sea-going ships and with an interest in nautical matters. It provides a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of members who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world. Founded in 1972, it has over 40 branches worldwide and some 6, 500 members in over 110 countries.