SkillSea now has its own Advisory Board - counting 13 members with different backgroundsand from different countries. The role of the Advisory Board is to advise theconsortium as well as individual workpackage leaders regarding the projectcontent and overall progress.
The board has met for the first time (online). Thirteen persons had accepted the invitation to join thisboard. It is a mixed group consisting of,among others, professors, former captains,ship-owners and policy makers. After a short introduction, the board was informed about the background of SkillSea on the basis of a presentation by Penny Serveta of the European Shipowners CommunityAssociation (ESCA), one of the socialpartners who initiated the SkillSea project in 2017. Thereafter STC’s Job de Groen gave a brief update on SkillSea. Project coordinator Diedrick Jansen then explained to the members of the advisory board their role and theway in which they are informed.