Tapiit Live marks World Oceans Day with launch of new Environmental Awareness course
Tapiit Live is launching an Environmental Awareness course to coincide with the United Nation’s annual World Oceans Day on 8th June, providing convenient, engaging and impactful training to support the Maritime industry in protecting its environment.
The course is designed for maritime, cruise and ferry companies to embed an environmentally-aware onboard culture that understands the damage that our oceans are sustaining and how even small individual practices can have a huge impact. As the only live streamed course within the industry, it can take place ashore or at sea within a group environment that encourages open discussion and debate.
While each course is designed according to individual businesses’ requirements and policies, the key focus is to provide an awareness of The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) and why it is so important that its legislation is adhered to.
Ideally aligned to Tapiit Live’s course, the purpose of World Oceans Day is to educate the public on the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of ‘citizens for the ocean’, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on the project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans.
Richard Turner, Tapiit Live CEO, says the course will help to develop a ‘just’ culture that recognises the importance of individual responsibility:
“The content of the course brings home the devastating impact we are having on our world’s oceans,” he explains. “The sea is our work environment and it is every employee’s responsibility to make sure that we do not add to destruction that has already been caused.
“The livestreamed, interactive nature of our course ensures the training is not just a tick box exercise, but instead engages and inspires debate and impacts behaviours,” he continues. “In a group environment you can ensure, for example, that a classroom understands that there are 40,000 pieces of plastic per square mile in our oceans, that 8 million tonnes is dumped every day and millions of sea life die every year because of plastic ingestion.
“Ultimately, we can ask the question – do we want to leave our children with more plastic than sea life?”
Practicalities of the course include the correct segregation of waste and wastewater, and responsible fuel transferring practices.
Source: Tapiit Live