Welcome to the 28th International Maritime Lecturers Association Conference

The International Maritime Lecturers Association Conference constitutes a place where different groups involved in maritime training meet: the simulator users, the simulator developers, the researchers, the classification societies and the maritime authorities from all over the world.  It is an interactive global event that promotes an exchange of knowledge, experience, views, research results and the identification of common problems with respect to maritime education and training among participants from different countries representing their respective agencies and institutions.

Welcome Words

Prof. Yongxing Jin
Honorary Chairman of IMLA

Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the International Maritime Lecturers Association (IMLA), it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 28th IMLA Conference (IMLA28) which will be hosted by the National University “Odessa Maritime Academy” (NU“OMA”), a leading institution in the world maritime community. The conference is scheduled to be held on 20-22 September, 2022, in Odessa, Ukraine.
Since 1980, the IMLA conference has been the main event of IMLA and a central platform to share the latest achievements and experiences in Maritime Education and Training (MET), promoting contact and cooperation between Maritime Lecturers of all disciplines from different parts of the world.
With the theme of “MET MARITIME HERITAGE: Traditions and Perspectives”, the IMLA28 will provide unique fora to connect the heritage of maritime education with the contemporary opportunities and future trends in a critical time of changes and challenges. Thus I encourage colleagues from the maritime institutions and beyond, to share and exchange your best practices, novel experiences and brilliant academic and research outcomes at the conference.
Look forward to meeting you in Odessa, Ukraine in the fall of 2022.

Prof. Dr. Mykhaylo Miyusov
Rector of the National University “Odessa Maritime Academy”
Chair of IMLA28 Local Organizing Committee

Dear participants and guests of the 28th International Maritime Lecturers’ Association Conference (IMLA28)!
We would like to welcome you in our beautiful city of Odessa, in the maritime capital of Ukraine. Ukraine is one of the world leaders in the training of officers of the merchant marine, and it is a great honour for the National University “Odessa Maritime Academy” to host the IMLA28.
The Conference gives the opportunity to the representatives of maritime community to meet again physically the experts, lecturers and instructors of maritime educational institutions. It is a great opportunity for all the participants to discuss topical issues of MET in the face of new challenges.
We hope that the IMLA28 Conference of the International Maritime Lecturers’ Association in Odessa will become an important milestone in the development of Maritime Education and Training in the world.

Gwynne Lewis
Chief Executive, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST).

I am delighted to welcome you, on behalf of the IMarEST, to IMLA28.

We have worked with the National University «Odessa Maritime Academy» for many years and through multiple accreditations of their courses. It is impressive to see academic institutions demonstrating such commitment to their students in this way, by ensuring high standards and preparing them for the working world. This is an exciting time for the maritime industry and we expect to see shifts in the skills required in many different professions, forced by the need to adapt to changing climates and oceans as well as rapid developments in technology. Maritime education is more important than ever in underpinning the knowledge and skills needed to support these changes and IMLA28 will be a vital forum for new thought and discussion around how we can shape the future of the maritime sector through training and education.

Mr. Oleg Grygoriuk
Chairman MTWTU
Vice President IFSMA,
Goodwill Maritime Ambassador

Dear partners, colleagues and guests of the 28th International Maritime Lecturers’ Association Conference!
On behalf of the Marine Transport Workers’ Trade Union of Ukraine (MTWTU) I would like to welcome you at the upcoming Conference!
We are happy to host such an event in our city as we anticipate to new acquaintances and opportunities for partnership! We strongly believe that the IMLA28 will become the unique platform for self-promotion, elaboration of fresh ideas and live discussion of maritime trends.
For many years in a row, the MTWTU cooperates with the National University «Odessa Maritime Academy». Due to jointly implemented projects, we managed to reach a big progress in education and training of young maritime specialists. Me, personally, as a Goodwill Maritime Ambassador of the International Maritime Organization never miss a chance to join the event aimed at enhancing the education level of seafarers and promoting the maritime professions.
Look forward to see you at IMLA28! Welcome everyone!


Conference Theme

MET MARITIME HERITAGE: Traditions and Perspectives

The impact of STCW Manila Amendments Implementation

The advantage of using Simulators in MET

Maritime Human Resource Management

International Community in terms of MET

New Technologies in the Offshore Industry

Women involvement into marine industries

E-learning for Seafarers

Recruitment and Retention of seafarers

Leadership Management

MLC Convention as a Bill of Rights for seafarers

About Odessa

Odessa is a resort town with frivolous, almost anecdotal glory which fought heroically in times of war, for which it was awarded the title of “Hero City”. It is an administrative, economic, and cultural center of southern Ukraine.

The city is located in the extreme south of Ukraine, 30 km from the entry of the Dniester River on the Black Sea coast.

During more than 220 years of its existence from a small port settlement on the Black Sea Odessa has become an industrial, transport, educational, scientific and cultural center of southern Ukraine, as well as the national recreation center.

By the number of objects of cultural and historical value Odessa is one of the richest cities of Ukraine.


About the National University “Odessa Maritime Academy”

National University “Odessa Maritime Academy”

is well-known for a long time in the world of marine shipping thanks to its high rating among leading maritime institutions, its highly qualified specialists and over 100,000 graduates.

The Academy is equipped with modern facilities where Ukrainian and foreign shipping specialists undergo training and upgrading courses. 


Key Dates

Conference will be held from 20th-22nd September 2022

April 1st 2022

Abstract Submission Deadline

May 15th 2022

Notification of Acceptance

July 1st 2022

Full Paper Versions Deadline

Full Paper Submission

The deadline for sending full paper versions is July 1st, 2022. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.



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Official partners

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National University “Odessa Maritime Academy”

IMLA28 will be held from September 20, 2022 to September 22, 2022 at National University “Odessa Maritime Academy” (NU”OMA”), Odessa, Ukraine.

National University “Odessa Maritime Academy”

Odessa, Ukraine