SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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Author: Marina Papaioannou

Marina Papaioannou
Dr. Marina Papaioannou, Training Manager, DNV GL She graduated from the University of Patras, Department of Geology in 1989 and received a PhD in Geophysics in 2002. She has participated in various scientific projects related to archaeological geophysics, which was also the specific topic of her Thesis titled “The application of geophysics in the investigation of underground structures in urban environment”. She worked as a free-launch geologist/geophysicist until 2000, undertaking a major part of the geophysical investigations for the construction of the Metro of Athens, participating in various NATO SFS Programs, as well as numerous archaeological /geophysical projects and civil construction works. In 2000, she started her career in the maritime business with her employment at the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association – HELMEPA. Within her duties was to follow the works of the Committees for the Protection of the Marine Environment (MEPC) and Maritime Safety (MSC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, translation and simplification of laws and regulations relevant to the protection of the marine environment and oil pollution prevention and response and teaching at seminars with relevant subjects. In 2008 she started her employment with Germanischer Lloyd Academy and she has been GL Academy Area Manager for Southern Europe, responsible for the training activities of GL for Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Turkey, Spain, Portugal. Since 1st January 2014, she is managing the training business under the new merged organization – DNV GL’s Maritime Academy Hellas, for which she is also a trainer. She has a significant presence in national and international conferences/symposiums as a speaker, with numerous publications. In April 2014, she was elected Secretary General of WISTA Hellas.

Competent and well-trained crews: The only way to safety

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Dr. Marina Papaioannou, DNV GL – Maritime, argues that Behaviour Based Safety (BBS) can improve safety performance onboard. As she explains, it is a systematic process to identify, measure and positively impact the unsafe individual behavior of the human element. Considering that safety is a continuous fight with human nature, Dr. Papaioannou says that BBS will strengthen a safety culture onboard and emphasizes that training remains always the most efficient way for seafarers’ competency.

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