The World Maritime University (WMU), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media, on 29 June, establishing a partnership to conduct recurring global surveys on seafarer training practices. The agreement also sets out the guiding principles and terms by which the three organizations will conduct these survey, as well as publicize the findings.Speaking at the signing, WMU President, Dr. Doumbia-Henry, noted that for many decades there has been a dearth of information regarding how the industry actually manages, delivers and assesses training within and beyond the framework of the requirements of the STCW Convention, as amended. These surveys would help to bridge that gap and to provide insights for thecontinued development of the STCW Convention and industry practice. “WMU anticipates that the surveys, their findings and subsequent analyses will result in significant and authoritative insights for the improvement of industry practices and international policy & legislation in this specific area, and the enhancement of global ship operations in general”, she stated. “We believe this recurring global survey and its resulting reports will become an increasingly valuable resource to operators and decision makers throughout the maritime industry”, said Mr Murray Goldberg, CEO of Marine Learning Systems.The MoU supports a UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) commitment, ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.