MOL2: Maritime on the Loop of Ocean Literacy

MOL2 aims to engage educational and training centres with cross-curricular skills related to Shipbuilding and Marine Technologies.

 

MOL2 will run in two localities. Click below to see what is going on in the local regions:

Pontevedra, Galicia (Spain) Trieste and Slovenia (Italy)

 

Overview

MOL2 will engage with educational and training centres by:

  • Introducing marine industries and the related employment opportunities to teenagers.
  • Providing short courses on maritime technologies to students, while fostering industry involvement in the training programmes.
  • Promoting careers for women in STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Maths).

 

Partners involved

Led by Centro Tecnológico del Mar – CETMAR (Spain) and supported by COSNAV (Italy), AquaTT (Ireland) and Indigo Med (Greece).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MATES ‘Strategy Baseline Report’ Lines of Actions being addressed

The MATES Strategy Baseline report consists of results which were obtained from the extensive work carried out by the MATES partners; workshops with experts, Delphi questionnaires, desk-top studies and surveys. This report synthesises the MATES strategy baseline to bridge the skills gap between training offers and the industry demands in the Maritime Technologies value chain. The full report can be accessed here. Below are the Lines of Actions identified in the report (see pages 17 and 18) which MOL2 will address (SB = shipbuilding):

  • SB1: Digital and data driven technologies
  • SB2: Automation and robotics
  • SB3: Minimising environmental impact
  • SB6: 21st century skills
  • SB7: Ocean literacy
  • SB8: Promoting women
  • SP10: Health and safety

 

This Pilot Experience will test two different approaches, both focused on promoting ocean literacy linked with the maritime sector in Europe and adapted to the involved regions as follows.

 


 

1) Building upon existing opportunities that foster learning in a competitive framework, training will be provided to support participants in a raft competition organised by a technological company whose main niche market is the maritime sector in Pontevedra, Galicia (Spain).

 

Target Audience

This Pilot Experience is aimed at high school and VET students and teachers. All teams registered for the Regata Solar competition were invited to participate in the workshops. Ideally a couple formed by teacher and student should attend.

 

Time and Date

Workshops were delivered between January and March 2020. The competition normally takes place in June each year. Unfortunately, this year due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the date for the event is still pending confirmation.

 

Venue

Pontevedra, Galicia (Spain)

 

Methodology

This Pilot Experience is being held in the framework of an already existing raft challenge held in Baiona, North West of Spain, (V Regata Solar) lead by the company Marine Instruments. In this competition students have to design and build a solar-powered radio control boat. CETMAR (the Technological Centre of the Sea and MATES coordinator) invited all registered teams to participate in technical workshops which focused on the skills needed to build a remote control solar powered boat/raft.

 

Topics

The workshops were delivered between January and March 2020 and focused on the following subjects:

  • Priority management
  • CAD design
  • 3D printing
  • Polyester modelling
  • Bamboo carving
  • Wood gluing
  • Electronics and propulsion
  • Radio control and telemetry

 

The competition normally takes place in June year. Unfortunately, this year due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the date for the event is still pending confirmation.

 

Introductory video for MOL2 in Pontevedra, Spain

 

European Qualifications Framework (EQF) Level

Non formal training, accessible for students at EQF level 3 and 4.

 

Instructors

  • Priority management: Maribel Reinoso Rey
  • Free CAD: Miguel Gesteiro and Jorge Muñoz Castaña
  • 3D printing: María Loureiro and Ignacio González
  • Polyester: Xosé Lois Pazos Campos and Santiago Cancelas
  • Wood gluing: Santiago Cancelas and Xosé Lois Pazos Campos
  • Bamboo: Isaac Gonzalez
  • Electronics: Hernán Serrano & Luis Miranda
  • Telemetry: Luis Miranda and Hernán Serrano

 

Promotion

 


 

2) Carrying out knowledge transfer directly from shipyards to secondary schools, regarding the use of new technologies, and integrating that knowledge in the school curricula in Trieste (Italy).

 

Target Audience

Final year high school student (19 year olds).

 

Time and Date

To be confirmed.

 

Venue

The first session took place in a naval school in Trieste and the next session will be scheduled to take place in Slovenia.

 

Methodology

In this Pilot Experience, MATES partner Cosnav Engineering is engaging students in their final year of high school (19 year olds) to make them aware of digital technologies used in the shipbuilding and maritime sectors. An introduction to 3-D scanning of objects and photogrammetry will be provided to students through an engaging and fun practical session. This will consist of students doing a 3-D scan of another classmate and/or object and then showing students how to obtain 3D models of marine organisms using open source software. Also, a presentation about ocean literacy and educational games related to this topic will be provided to the students, in order to promote interest in the maritime industry.

 

Topics

  • 3-D scanning
  • Photogrammetry
  • Ocean literacy

 

European Qualifications Framework (EQF) Level

To be confirmed.

 

Instructors

To be confirmed.

 

 

  • Lucia Fraga (from CETMAR and MATES coordinator) presenting to students during the bamboo carving workshop
  • Students at the bamboo carving workshop (Pontevedra, Spain)
  • Students at the bamboo carving workshop (Pontevedra, Spain)
  • Students at the bamboo carving workshop (Pontevedra, Spain)
  • Students at the polyester modelling workshop (Pontevedra, Spain)
  • Students at the polyester modelling workshop (Pontevedra, Spain)
  • Students at the polyester modelling workshop (Pontevedra, Spain)
  • Students at the polyester modelling workshop (Pontevedra, Spain)
  • Students at the polyester modelling workshop (Pontevedra, Spain)
  • Setting up the 3D printing workshop (Pontevedra, Spain)
  • Students at the 3D printing workshop (Pontevedra, Spain)
  • Some of the 3D finished parts developed by students (Pontevedra, Spain)
  • Students learning how to use CAD (Pontevedra, Spain)
  • Students at the woodwork workshop (Pontevedra, Spain)
  • Students at the woodwork workshop (Pontevedra, Spain)
  • Students at the woodwork workshop (Pontevedra, Spain)