VR-ME: SQLearn at the European Parliament demonstrating virtual reality simulator for maritime emergencies

A consortium of EU fisheries experts together with the Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Mr Gabriel Mato, co-hosted a successful event to present a virtual reality simulator for maritime emergencies. The event brought together a wide range of fisheries stakeholders, including representatives of EU Institutions, industry and civil society that appreciated the innovative tool.

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Brave Dolphin: New VR Scenarios Developed- Explore the ultimate VR experience

SQLearn, the first company to use e-learning for the advancement of maritime training, is happy to announce the launch of the 3 additional scenarios developed under the Brave Dolphin project. The project simulates real-case scenarios of crucial incidents, which were identified by expert maritime consultants, who have conducted a Risk Analysis on crucial incidents that occur on board.

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Oil tanker training courses with e-learning

Oil tanker training courses delivered with e-learning from SQLearn’s extensive e-learning library cover many STCW topics. Courses are ABS and Liberia approved. Maritime computer based training (CBT) can be used for seafarers to familiarize themselves or refresh various topics contributing to the improvement of safety culture onboard following STCW guidelines. SQLearn develops flag approved e-learning…

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Fire protection and fire fighting onboard ships courses

Fire protection and fire fighting on ships online courses that aim to raise awareness for fire incidents onboard ships. In 2020, according to Allianz, there was an approximate average of one fire every two weeks onboard ships, while fire/explosion remained the third most common cause of ship total losses (11%) over the past decade. Any outbreak of fire on board a ship poses a significant risk to the safety of the vessel and to everyone on board. The following courses are based on guidelines provided by the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), STCW and IMO model courses.

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SQLearn is welcomed as HELMEPA Member

We are honored to announce that the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association certifies that SQLearn is a registered Corporate Supporter of HELMEPA for 2022. Thus, SQLearn is now a Member of a proactive, resilient, and impactful community of stakeholders committed to marine environment protection, safety at sea and sustainability.

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Maritime Financial Reporting Masterclass; SQLearn & Moore Greece combine their areas of expertise

Certified by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), the platform hosts e-learning training courses on significant business events that take place daily and are known to have complex accounting and financial reporting implications. By combining Moore Greece vast expertise as accountants and auditors in the maritime sector, with SQLearn’s creative and effective e-learning solutions, each course is designed to provide a complete theory-to-practice application in less than an hour.

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For First Time Ever, STCW Basic Training for Cruise Ship, Yacht, and Merchant Vessel Crews Available for e-Learning

In the company’s latest news, SQLearn has done the unthinkable by developing STCW Basic Safety training that is exclusively available through e-learning courses.  The courses are fully developed by SQLearn and are approved by the Liberian Registry, the world’s second-largest registry that represents 12% of the world’s ocean-going fleet.  Each STCW course is fully compliant with all requirements of Sections A-VI/1-1,2,3,4 of the SCTW Code as amended.

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“Seafarers and VR Training”, LIVE Discussion under the auspice of SQLearn & the Nautical Institute – Hellenic Branch

SQLearn alongside the Nautical Institute – Hellenic Branch now conducts the 3rd Webinar, under the title “Seafarers and VR Training”. The aim of this discussion is to raise awareness about the effectiveness of VR training onboard ships on various topics, either related to safety or maintenance issues. The discussion will provide supportive elements from the Virtual Reality e-learning training courses.

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SQLearn becomes a strategic partner of the Embassy & the General Consulate of Panama, for the digitization of the Art Exhibition “Elogiando la Libertad” – “Hymning Freedom”

In the anniversary year of 2021 both Panama and Greece commemorate their 200 years of liberation from Spain and the Ottoman Empire, respectively. This is an exceptional coincidence that goes beyond the levels of mere chance and creates substantial ties between these friendly states. The Embassy and the General Consulate of Panama in Greece, within…

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SQLearn participates in the “2nd Cyprus Shipping ICT Conference” & presents VR maritime training.

SQLearn participated in the “2nd Cyprus Shipping ICT Conference” and gained positive impressions while presenting new technologies in e-learning. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality applications are changing the field of maritime training as they can simulate a real event and SQLearn, one of the greatest e-learning providers in shipping, invests in these technologies including blockchain…

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“The Effectiveness of PSC inspections”, the 2nd LIVE Discussion under the auspice of SQLearn.

Following the success of the 1st LIVE Discussion about the “M/V Ever Given Case – Facts & Implications”, SQLearn now conducts the “The Effectiveness of PSC inspections”. The discussion will provide supportive elements from the maritime e-course “Port State Control: Raising Awareness”.
The LIVE Discussion takes place on Tuesday, October 19th, 16.30 to 17.30 GMT+3 with free registration for participants & live streaming through SQLearn’s YouTube channel.

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Cyber Security e-learning course for shipping companies

The data exchange between vessels and ashore systems has greatly increased in the past years as well as the need for training seafarers and ashore personnel for cyber security threats. SQLearn has developed an e-learning course that covers the most important aspects of Cyber Security and is address to both seafarers (mainly officers) and ashore personnel.

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The Liberian Registry approves SQLearn on-line courses

In April the Registry approved online training courses for the seafarers consisting of the Dolphin Library that includes over 60 training modules. The Registry supports innovative resources opening doors to many seafarers to advance their careers and polish their skills. This month the Registry proceeded with approval of STCW Basic Training courses (consisting of 5 modules) which offer a new experience in the field of maritime training.

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BRAVE DOLPHIN – a brave Virtual Reality (VR) dive into the maritime world!

Known for the creative spirit and innovative training tools, SQLearn, the Greek company with exclusive expertise in e-learning, spreads wings in the fascinating world of Virtual Reality. The company, having a long-standing presence providing effective training solutions for various business industries, is currently implementing the Brave Dolphin project, aiming to create the ultimate VR training tool for the maritime.

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Refresh your STCW Basic Training certificates with online e-learning courses, approved by the Liberian Registry!

STCW Basic training online courses both theory & practical training, flag approved, are offered ONLINE with e-learning (CBT)! SQLearn, the e-learning experts for maritime training, is proud to announce the offer of STCW Basic and Advanced training via e-learning courses approved by the  Liberian Registry. This pioneering achievement offering a new experience in respect of training…

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E-learning solutions for Energy Efficiency purposes!

SQLearn e-courses are carried out virtually and thus its products and services are environmentally friendly by their nature. According to statistics from the Open University in Britain, e-learning requires 90% less energy than traditional on-site classroom education, while CO2 emissions per trainee are reduced by 85%. The energy savings derive from fewer travel emissions, less paper usage…

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SQLearn is the Major Sponsor of the Athens Circular Forum II

SQLearn proudly announces that is the Major Sponsor of the Athens Circular Forum II. ACF2 is recognized as an integral part of the most impactful pan-European policy event, where key market actors, leading decision-makers, civil society institutions, responsible investors and active citizens join forces from all over Europe to pave the way towards Zero Pollution,…

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All at sea: how are seafarers faring in an age of mental wellbeing?

Having been overlooked and considered taboo for many years, the issue of mental health is steadily emerging. Unfortunately, one such example is the maritime industry. Despite the burden of long stretches at sea, and the obvious impact this has on a seafarer’s mental wellbeing, the issue of mental health has not been a particular focus. And with continuing Covid-19 restrictions, the issue is more pressing than ever before.

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SQLearn becomes a Nautical Affiliate partner of the Nautical Institute

We are delighted to announce that SQLearn has become a Nautical Affiliate partner of The Nautical Institute! SQLearn embraces and shares the values of the Nautical Institute and helps fund the Institute’s Mariners’ Alerting & Reporting Scheme (MARS). MARS is a free searchable database containing reports of accidents and near misses stretching back over a quarter of a century and is funded through the generous support of the Institute’s Nautical Affiliate partners! It is one of the maritime industry’s leading risk reduction initiatives and is helping to make life safer for seafarers everywhere. 

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Moore Greece & SQLearn combine their areas of expertise & organize the Webinar “Introduction to Shipping Accounting“

SQLearn and Moore Greece join forces and organize the Live Webinar “Introduction to Shipping Accounting“.

The seminar will be implemented through SQLearn synchronous training platform (teleconference software). The instructor will be Mr. Panayiotis Hatziantonoglou (CPA GR) Certified public accountant in Greece and a partner at “Chartered Accountants Moore Stephens S.A.” since 2002 with 36 years of auditing and accounting experience. The seminar is addressed to Junior Accountants of Shipping companies as well as students & graduates of Economics Schools who want to pursue a career in the accounting and finance function of shipping companies.

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SQLearn & VENLYS introduce new maritime e-courses on human element

SQLearn is delighted to announce its new partnership with VENLYS Maritime Specialisation Services by creating six new e-learning courses, in the field of “Human Element, Human Performance and Soft Skills”. The six new e-courses will be provided via SQLearn’s e-learning and training management system and will consist of four vessel crew related courses and two shore crew related courses as follows:

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How are maritime careers expected to change after Covid-19?

Covid-19 has brought to light huge inefficiencies in the way that the maritime industry handles and safeguards seafarers. With grueling reports of stranded workers still coming to light, how will future careers in the sector be affected? And does this industry risk going through a recruitment drought?

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“Let’s talk” about our mental health

Let’s Talk e-training for maritime is a concept that becomes more and more common and can prove to be of high importance to seafarers’ state of mental health and, since an aftereffect, also to their safety onboard. Through real case scenarios and do’s and don’ts provided, the crew assess that staying connected to each other & other communicational channels available for their mental wellbeing, they can confront issues that may arise before creating a negative effect to someone’s psychology.

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SQLearn develops innovative technologies to simulate real situations

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality applications are changing the field of maritime training as they can simulate a real event. SQLearn, one of the greatest e-learning providers in shipping, invests in these technologies including block chain for certificates validation.
Dr. Antonis Frigas, General Manager of SQLearn, explains the company’s new IT solutions in all areas of maritime training and describes the company’s Research & Development activities that aim at disrupting the field of maritime e-learning.

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Brave Dolphin: Tender Announcement

SQLearn S.A., within the framework of its running project entitled “Brave Dolphin”, supported by Grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Financial Mechanism 2014 – 2021 in the frame of the Programme “Business Innovation Greece”, is conducting a tender procedure to receive proposals regarding the provision of “Consultancy services for VR training modules storyboard development – 4 scenarios”.

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Brave Dolphin: The ultimate VR training tool for maritime emergencies

The shipping industry is one of the most exposed to exceptionally challenging conditions such as operating in dangerous environments and coming across with high economic and ecological risks. Safety is one of the most crucial factors and as the great majority of onboard accidents involve human errors, the industry invests a lot on the training of seafarers.

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SeaHealth: Completion of the project’s first educational unit

The development of SeaHealth’s first e-learning module, entitled “Basic Life Support”, has been completed. This module will be the reference model for the first evaluation of platform’s learning service quality. At the same time, the development of the other modules is in progress and they will soon be delivered to their potential users for evaluation.

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Educational modules of the “SeaHealth” project

Ιn the framework of the “SeaHealth” project, the research team of EKPA, in collaboration with SQLearn and DANAOS, carried out a study to record the training needs of the potential users of the online platform, so as for the project team to decide on the educational modules that will be developed.

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SQLearn awarded ISO 27001:2013 certification

SQLearn, consistent with its corporate values of reliability and innovation, and having Information Security as top priority, was certified for ISO 27001: 2013 by TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS. The certification ensures that SQLearn complies with the best practices and the extensive requirements of the best known international standard for personal data management and information security.

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Smart ships from a training perspective

Smart ships are already a reality, and it is up to software developers to properly connect the dots of the big data that are assembled and provide correlations that will actually help shipping companies’ management to make decisions based on facts and emerging patterns.

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Spyros Goumas: “SQLearn builds the future of maritime e-learning”

Dedicated to building a modern approach to maritime training, SQLearn has brought a number of disruptions in the field such as the concept of interactive e-learning courses and real time connection with vessels. The company was founded in 2006 by Spyros Goumas, a visionary and inspired personality who has worked in the professional training sector for the last 30 years.

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SQLearn in the heart of Piraeus

SQLearn inaugurated its new office space in Piraeus on January 30, 2020. Various representatives from the maritime industry, the insurance and banking sector, the academic society and the public sector attended the event.

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37th Athens Marathon – The Authentic: We will all be there!

SQLearn will participate for the first time in the Authentic Athens Marathon on November 10, 2019. Starting from Amalias Street, the team of SQLearn will run the 5km route, aiming not only to finish at the Panathenaic Stadium but also to give prominence to the social work carried out by the Voluntary Ministry of Hospital Patients.

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SQLearn presents TMS at the 5th ShipIT Conference

SQLearn participates in the 5th ShipIT Conference at Benaki Museum Amphitheatre on the 26th of September 2019 and presents Training Management System (TMS), a web-based system that gives companies a complete training management and reporting environment for both e-learning and classroom activities.

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SQLearn’s major role in digitalization of shipping

Digitization sheds light on ship performance and SQLearn is proud to be part of it. A sample of the company’s contribution to the digitalization of shipping is its collaboration with the international operator, owner and manager of LNG carriers, GasLog Ltd., providing e-learning services  for a fleet of 27 vessels.

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SQLearn: New digital innovation for maritime

A new initiative, aiming to solve the time-consuming management of the large volume of training certificates in the field of shipping, is designed by SQLearn, in collaboration with the American classification society ABS and the i4M Lab research laboratory of the University of the Aegean.

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Ballast water: Are you well prepared?

Can you imagine how devastating could the impacts of untreated ballast water be?

Learn everything you need to know about ballast water management and treatment from SQLearn’s e-learning courses for effective implementation of the BWM Convention and avoid ballast water violation and penalties.

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SQLearn: Leading player in the global E-Learning VR market

SQLearn proudly announces that, according to Zion Market Research, is one of the key participants operating in the global e-learning virtual reality market among other prestigious companies such as Avantis Systems, eLearning Studios, Enlighten, Google, Immerse, LearnBrite, Lenovo, MOOC Solutions, Oculus VR, etc.

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Russian e-learning courses for maritime

Russia is one of the five largest supply countries for seafarers, both officers and ratings, while Russian is one of the official languages of IMO! SQLearn’s library of interactive e-learning courses for seafarers and shipping companies, the so-called Dolphin Library will be soon available in Russian too!

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SQLearn at the 12th Insurance Conference

SQLearns’s CEO, Spyros Goumas, participated in the 12th Insurance Conference by Ethos Events, 28 May 2019 at InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, as a member of the panel discussion about the new trends and innovative products of the insurance market.

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Real Dolphin: Virtual Reality in maritime training, a fascinating world!

Focused on providing new methods, technologies, and interactive learning solutions, SQLearn proceeds with designing and developing Virtual Reality applications, in order to transform training into a lifelike experience. SQLearn, as part of its Dolphin Platforms, has opened up this fascinating world by creating Real Dolphin, that combines virtual reality technology with innovative e-learning resources.

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SQLearn becomes a member of INTERTANKO

We are excited to announce that SQLearn is now an Associate Member of INTERTANKO (International Association of Independent Tanker Owners), the voice of independent tanker owners worldwide. Its network consists of over 400 both full and associate members, controlling more than 3.900 tanker vessels. Being a part of INTERTANKO will allow us to join a big network for facilitating cooperation and sharing knowledge with partners.

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Dolphin Library: The maritime library

SQLearn designed a library of interactive e-learning courses that covers the training needs of the shipping companies and provides a modern way to improve safety for maritime. The e- learning courses are based on STCW topics that cover national, international and flag requirements.

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Playing Serious Games with Virtual Reality

The vivid experiences created using virtual reality technology offer unsurpassed scenario-based training opportunities. Now easily deployable at sea or on land, seafarers can play “serious games” with an autonomous device that generates interactive games designed to achieve specific training goals.

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SeaHealth

A large number of shipping executives and academics attended the presentation of the research project “SeaHealth” -“Elearning platform for Seafarers for first aid and health issues” organized by SQLearn and DANAOS Management Consultants S.A.

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SQLearn participates in SMM 2018

SQLearn participates in SMM, the leading trade fair for the maritime industry in Hamburg, 4-7 September.
Meet our representatives at HEMEXPO at the National Pavilion of Greece and learn more about our innovative e-learning services, Dolphin Platforms!

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E-learning system in the Merchant Marine Academy of Crete

The e-Learning system that SQLearn provides free of charge for the next three years to all ten Merchant Marine Academies (MMA) in Greece, within the content of the cooperation with the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy was presented on Friday 4th of May 2018 in the Merchant Marine Academy of Crete. After the presentation…

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E-learning system in the Merchant Marine Academy of Syros

The e-Learning system that SQLearn provides free of charge for the next three years to all ten Merchant Marine Academies (MMA) in Greece, within the content of the cooperation with the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy was presented on Thursday 10th of May 2018 in the Merchant Marine Academy of Syros. After the presentation…

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E-learning system in the Merchant Marine Academy of Hydra

The e-Learning system that SQLearn provides free of charge for the next three years to all ten Merchant Marine Academies (MMA) in Greece, within the content of the cooperation with the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy was presented on Wednesday 25th of April 2018 in the Merchant Marine Academy of Hydra. After the presentation…

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E-learning system in the Merchant Marine Academy of Aspropyrgos

The e-Learning system that SQLearn provides free of charge for the next three years to all ten Merchant Marine Academies (MMA) in Greece, within the content of the cooperation with the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy was presented on Wednesday 14th of February 2018 in the Merchant Marine Academy of Aspropyrgos. The presentation took…

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E-learning system in the Merchant Marine Academies of Epirus and Ionian Islands

The e-Learning system that SQLearn provides free of charge for the next three years to all ten Merchant Marine Academies (MMA) in Greece, within the content of the cooperation with the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy was presented on Thursday 15th of March 2018 in the MMA of Epirus in Preveza and on Friday 16th of March 2018 in the MMA of Ionian Islands in Argostoli.

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E-learning system in the Merchant Marine Academy of Macedonia

The e-Learning system that SQLearn provides free of charge for the next three years to all ten Merchant Marine Academies (MMA) in Greece, within the content of the cooperation with the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy was presented  on Friday 20th of April 2018 in the MMA of Macedonia to more than 200 students.

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E-learning system in the Merchant Marine Academy of Kymi

The e-Learning system that SQLearn provides free of charge for the next three years to all ten Merchant Marine Academies (MMA) in Greece, within the content of the cooperation with the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy was presented on Tuesday 27th of February 2018 in the Merchant Marine Academy of Kymi.

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Sponsorship to Merchant Marine Academies

Sponsorship for e-Learning Management System to Merchant Marine Academies by SQLearn

SQLearn provides free of charge for the next three years an integrated e-Learning system to all ten Merchant Marine Academies (MMA) in Greece, within the content of the cooperation with the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy.

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SQLearn: Certified Quality !

With the aim to fully satisfy its customers and in order to ensure high quality and continuous improvement of operations, SQLearn’s quality management system is certified according to the new international standard ISO 9001:2015 by TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS for the provision of e-learning services.

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GDPR compliance in e-learning systems

European Union’s (EU) new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR for short) regulates the processing by an individual, a company or an organisation of personal data relating to individuals in the EU.

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SQLearn participates to GSS-VET partner meeting

SQLearn successfully participated in the event organized for the GSS-VET partners in Spain, as the guidelines of every Erasmus project require. The progress of the project was discussed during the meting as well as further actions and components that will be completed until the next partners meeting that will take place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

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SQLearn exhibits at Seatrade Cruise Global 2017

SQLearn will exhibit at Seatrade Cruise Global, 13-16 March, Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center. SQLearn provides custom e-learning solutions designed and developed especially for shipping companies: vLMS, a web based e-learning system specifically designed for the shipping industry, helping crews to access training content and assessments from ashore and from vessels. Design and development…

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Using Virtual Reality in e-learning courses

Virtual reality applications can be effectively used in order to train professionals and combined with the capabilities of e-learning, can provide a unique approach to advance the ways people work and learn using their personal computer.

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Business sustainability using training solutions

Business sustainability using continuous training solutions helps companies to embrace a culture of “investing in people”. Companies invest in training their employees rather than hiring new people which can be much more costly on different levels. Most companies nowadays want to invest in retaining their people – and developing that pool – so they keep employees well trained and up-to-date so that they can respond to the company’s ever-changing needs.

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Maritime e-learning, a learning and development tool

The current speed of change means that employees need to be trained continuously in order for shipping companies to avoid the dangers of being out-thought and outdated by the fast growing maritime regulatory framework. Traditional learning is expensive, takes a long time and results can vary. E-learning is faster, cheaper and provides a high return of investment.

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Ex.Tra3D News: Intellectual Output 1 Completion

In the frame of European project, Ex.Tra 3D  which is coordinated by SQLearn, Intellectual Output 1 was completed in the period from 01-09-2015 to 30-05-2016. Intellectual Output 1 focuses on the research, identification and elaboration of training needs in the area of customer service. This was achieved through a series of distinct activities: Customers’ questionnaire…

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The flipped classroom model in corporate training

This new educational model, differs from the traditional “frontal teaching”, since virtually reverses educator’s “in class” instruction (synchronous e-learning) with homework (asynchronous e-learning). In fact, lessons studied at home, give the opportunity to save time for discussion, learners’ questions and collaborative activities with the supervision and assistance of the trainer, during the synchronous e-learning.

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SQLearn exhibits at Posidonia 2016

SQLearn will exhibit at Posidonia 2016, 6-10 June 2016 at Metropolitan Expo Centre SQLearn was founded in 2006 and is a specialized provider of e-learning services. SQLearn provides a web based e-learning system specifically designed for the shipping industry, helping crews to access training content and assessments from ashore and from vessels. SQLearn designs and…

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Using 3D animation in e-learning courses

3D animation is the digital three-dimensional display of images, the movement of which adds a vivid, realistic and at the same time entertaining tone to the final outcome, as it is reminiscent of cartoons and digital games. It is considered as a powerful learning tool.

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vLMS e-learning system for the maritime industry

SQLearn’s vLMS is a web based e-learning system specifically designed for providing learning material and management of the e-learning courses in the shipping industry. vLMS can be used from any modern PC and it helps familiarizing the crew as well as the commander with the ship but also with the daily procedures of the ship. The technology used in vLMS allows seamless use in conditions with low internet connection speed or no internet connection at all. The vLMS system is a specialized solution for e-learning for the shipping industry.

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Designing e-learning content for mobile devices

The majority of internet users will eventually—soon!—connect to our content with mobile devices first. Compared to 2011, consumers now spend 54 percent more time with their connected devices, 49 percent more time talking and texting, and 29 percent more time watching videos on their mobile devices.

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Coursera and Traditional Higher Education

Could high-quality MOOCs eventually do to traditional colleges and universities what Craigslist has done to classified advertising in newspapers and what Wikipedia has done to encyclopedias? In other words, could Coursera and its ilk replace a $250,000 college degree and decimate the world of brick-and-mortar colleges and universities?

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How online education changes the way we learn

Over the past decade or so, the Internet has become a huge source of information and education, especially for those who might be short on time, money or other resources. And it’s not just crowdsourced data collections like Wikipedia or single-topic blogs that encourage individual learning; huge corporations and nonprofits are making online education and virtual classrooms a very formal affair these days.

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SQLearn joins Interactyx’s affiliate program

“Our eLearning software affiliate program continues grow in tandem as the demand for world-class social learning software increases across the globe,” states Jodi Harrison, Vice President, Business Development and Affiliate Programs. “We are very optimistic regarding the ongoing success of this program that provides affiliates and their customers with the best value in social learning management system…

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New partnership announcement

SQLearn announces that from now on acts as a reseller for Digital Publishing for Greece and Cyprus. Digital publishing is a global leader in online language training. Over 1.000 corporate and institutional clients and more than 5 million students worldwide use the blended and standalone online language learning solutions for both career and personal growth.…

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SPSS e-learning

SQLearn and SPSS Hellas have teamed up to create three e-learning courses for SPSS Statistics. Currently the courses are only available in Greek.

VR-ME: SQLearn at the European Parliament demonstrating virtual reality simulator for maritime emergencies

A consortium of EU fisheries experts together with the Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Mr Gabriel Mato, co-hosted a successful event to present a virtual reality simulator for maritime emergencies. The event brought together a wide range of fisheries stakeholders, including representatives of EU Institutions, industry and civil society that appreciated the innovative tool.

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Brave Dolphin: New VR Scenarios Developed- Explore the ultimate VR experience

SQLearn, the first company to use e-learning for the advancement of maritime training, is happy to announce the launch of the 3 additional scenarios developed under the Brave Dolphin project. The project simulates real-case scenarios of crucial incidents, which were identified by expert maritime consultants, who have conducted a Risk Analysis on crucial incidents that occur on board.

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Maritime Financial Reporting Masterclass; SQLearn & Moore Greece combine their areas of expertise

Certified by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), the platform hosts e-learning training courses on significant business events that take place daily and are known to have complex accounting and financial reporting implications. By combining Moore Greece vast expertise as accountants and auditors in the maritime sector, with SQLearn’s creative and effective e-learning solutions, each course is designed to provide a complete theory-to-practice application in less than an hour.

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For First Time Ever, STCW Basic Training for Cruise Ship, Yacht, and Merchant Vessel Crews Available for e-Learning

In the company’s latest news, SQLearn has done the unthinkable by developing STCW Basic Safety training that is exclusively available through e-learning courses.  The courses are fully developed by SQLearn and are approved by the Liberian Registry, the world’s second-largest registry that represents 12% of the world’s ocean-going fleet.  Each STCW course is fully compliant with all requirements of Sections A-VI/1-1,2,3,4 of the SCTW Code as amended.

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BRAVE DOLPHIN – a brave Virtual Reality (VR) dive into the maritime world!

Known for the creative spirit and innovative training tools, SQLearn, the Greek company with exclusive expertise in e-learning, spreads wings in the fascinating world of Virtual Reality. The company, having a long-standing presence providing effective training solutions for various business industries, is currently implementing the Brave Dolphin project, aiming to create the ultimate VR training tool for the maritime.

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SQLearn is the Major Sponsor of the Athens Circular Forum II

SQLearn proudly announces that is the Major Sponsor of the Athens Circular Forum II. ACF2 is recognized as an integral part of the most impactful pan-European policy event, where key market actors, leading decision-makers, civil society institutions, responsible investors and active citizens join forces from all over Europe to pave the way towards Zero Pollution,…

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Moore Greece & SQLearn combine their areas of expertise & organize the Webinar “Introduction to Shipping Accounting“

SQLearn and Moore Greece join forces and organize the Live Webinar “Introduction to Shipping Accounting“.

The seminar will be implemented through SQLearn synchronous training platform (teleconference software). The instructor will be Mr. Panayiotis Hatziantonoglou (CPA GR) Certified public accountant in Greece and a partner at “Chartered Accountants Moore Stephens S.A.” since 2002 with 36 years of auditing and accounting experience. The seminar is addressed to Junior Accountants of Shipping companies as well as students & graduates of Economics Schools who want to pursue a career in the accounting and finance function of shipping companies.

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SQLearn & VENLYS introduce new maritime e-courses on human element

SQLearn is delighted to announce its new partnership with VENLYS Maritime Specialisation Services by creating six new e-learning courses, in the field of “Human Element, Human Performance and Soft Skills”. The six new e-courses will be provided via SQLearn’s e-learning and training management system and will consist of four vessel crew related courses and two shore crew related courses as follows:

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“Let’s talk” about our mental health

Let’s Talk e-training for maritime is a concept that becomes more and more common and can prove to be of high importance to seafarers’ state of mental health and, since an aftereffect, also to their safety onboard. Through real case scenarios and do’s and don’ts provided, the crew assess that staying connected to each other & other communicational channels available for their mental wellbeing, they can confront issues that may arise before creating a negative effect to someone’s psychology.

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Brave Dolphin: Tender Announcement

SQLearn S.A., within the framework of its running project entitled “Brave Dolphin”, supported by Grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Financial Mechanism 2014 – 2021 in the frame of the Programme “Business Innovation Greece”, is conducting a tender procedure to receive proposals regarding the provision of “Consultancy services for VR training modules storyboard development – 4 scenarios”.

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Brave Dolphin: The ultimate VR training tool for maritime emergencies

The shipping industry is one of the most exposed to exceptionally challenging conditions such as operating in dangerous environments and coming across with high economic and ecological risks. Safety is one of the most crucial factors and as the great majority of onboard accidents involve human errors, the industry invests a lot on the training of seafarers.

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SeaHealth: Completion of the project’s first educational unit

The development of SeaHealth’s first e-learning module, entitled “Basic Life Support”, has been completed. This module will be the reference model for the first evaluation of platform’s learning service quality. At the same time, the development of the other modules is in progress and they will soon be delivered to their potential users for evaluation.

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Educational modules of the “SeaHealth” project

Ιn the framework of the “SeaHealth” project, the research team of EKPA, in collaboration with SQLearn and DANAOS, carried out a study to record the training needs of the potential users of the online platform, so as for the project team to decide on the educational modules that will be developed.

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SQLearn in the heart of Piraeus

SQLearn inaugurated its new office space in Piraeus on January 30, 2020. Various representatives from the maritime industry, the insurance and banking sector, the academic society and the public sector attended the event.

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SQLearn: New digital innovation for maritime

A new initiative, aiming to solve the time-consuming management of the large volume of training certificates in the field of shipping, is designed by SQLearn, in collaboration with the American classification society ABS and the i4M Lab research laboratory of the University of the Aegean.

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SQLearn: Leading player in the global E-Learning VR market

SQLearn proudly announces that, according to Zion Market Research, is one of the key participants operating in the global e-learning virtual reality market among other prestigious companies such as Avantis Systems, eLearning Studios, Enlighten, Google, Immerse, LearnBrite, Lenovo, MOOC Solutions, Oculus VR, etc.

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Real Dolphin: Virtual Reality in maritime training, a fascinating world!

Focused on providing new methods, technologies, and interactive learning solutions, SQLearn proceeds with designing and developing Virtual Reality applications, in order to transform training into a lifelike experience. SQLearn, as part of its Dolphin Platforms, has opened up this fascinating world by creating Real Dolphin, that combines virtual reality technology with innovative e-learning resources.

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Dolphin Library: The maritime library

SQLearn designed a library of interactive e-learning courses that covers the training needs of the shipping companies and provides a modern way to improve safety for maritime. The e- learning courses are based on STCW topics that cover national, international and flag requirements.

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Playing Serious Games with Virtual Reality

The vivid experiences created using virtual reality technology offer unsurpassed scenario-based training opportunities. Now easily deployable at sea or on land, seafarers can play “serious games” with an autonomous device that generates interactive games designed to achieve specific training goals.

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SeaHealth

A large number of shipping executives and academics attended the presentation of the research project “SeaHealth” -“Elearning platform for Seafarers for first aid and health issues” organized by SQLearn and DANAOS Management Consultants S.A.

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E-learning system in the Merchant Marine Academy of Crete

The e-Learning system that SQLearn provides free of charge for the next three years to all ten Merchant Marine Academies (MMA) in Greece, within the content of the cooperation with the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy was presented on Friday 4th of May 2018 in the Merchant Marine Academy of Crete. After the presentation…

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Sponsorship to Merchant Marine Academies

Sponsorship for e-Learning Management System to Merchant Marine Academies by SQLearn

SQLearn provides free of charge for the next three years an integrated e-Learning system to all ten Merchant Marine Academies (MMA) in Greece, within the content of the cooperation with the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy.

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SQLearn: Certified Quality !

With the aim to fully satisfy its customers and in order to ensure high quality and continuous improvement of operations, SQLearn’s quality management system is certified according to the new international standard ISO 9001:2015 by TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS for the provision of e-learning services.

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VR-ME: SQLearn at the European Parliament demonstrating virtual reality simulator for maritime emergencies

A consortium of EU fisheries experts together with the Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Mr Gabriel Mato, co-hosted a successful event to present a virtual reality simulator for maritime emergencies. The event brought together a wide range of fisheries stakeholders, including representatives of EU Institutions, industry and civil society that appreciated the innovative tool.

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SQLearn is welcomed as HELMEPA Member

We are honored to announce that the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association certifies that SQLearn is a registered Corporate Supporter of HELMEPA for 2022. Thus, SQLearn is now a Member of a proactive, resilient, and impactful community of stakeholders committed to marine environment protection, safety at sea and sustainability.

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Maritime Financial Reporting Masterclass; SQLearn & Moore Greece combine their areas of expertise

Certified by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), the platform hosts e-learning training courses on significant business events that take place daily and are known to have complex accounting and financial reporting implications. By combining Moore Greece vast expertise as accountants and auditors in the maritime sector, with SQLearn’s creative and effective e-learning solutions, each course is designed to provide a complete theory-to-practice application in less than an hour.

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For First Time Ever, STCW Basic Training for Cruise Ship, Yacht, and Merchant Vessel Crews Available for e-Learning

In the company’s latest news, SQLearn has done the unthinkable by developing STCW Basic Safety training that is exclusively available through e-learning courses.  The courses are fully developed by SQLearn and are approved by the Liberian Registry, the world’s second-largest registry that represents 12% of the world’s ocean-going fleet.  Each STCW course is fully compliant with all requirements of Sections A-VI/1-1,2,3,4 of the SCTW Code as amended.

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“Seafarers and VR Training”, LIVE Discussion under the auspice of SQLearn & the Nautical Institute – Hellenic Branch

SQLearn alongside the Nautical Institute – Hellenic Branch now conducts the 3rd Webinar, under the title “Seafarers and VR Training”. The aim of this discussion is to raise awareness about the effectiveness of VR training onboard ships on various topics, either related to safety or maintenance issues. The discussion will provide supportive elements from the Virtual Reality e-learning training courses.

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SQLearn becomes a strategic partner of the Embassy & the General Consulate of Panama, for the digitization of the Art Exhibition “Elogiando la Libertad” – “Hymning Freedom”

In the anniversary year of 2021 both Panama and Greece commemorate their 200 years of liberation from Spain and the Ottoman Empire, respectively. This is an exceptional coincidence that goes beyond the levels of mere chance and creates substantial ties between these friendly states. The Embassy and the General Consulate of Panama in Greece, within…

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SQLearn participates in the “2nd Cyprus Shipping ICT Conference” & presents VR maritime training.

SQLearn participated in the “2nd Cyprus Shipping ICT Conference” and gained positive impressions while presenting new technologies in e-learning. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality applications are changing the field of maritime training as they can simulate a real event and SQLearn, one of the greatest e-learning providers in shipping, invests in these technologies including blockchain…

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“The Effectiveness of PSC inspections”, the 2nd LIVE Discussion under the auspice of SQLearn.

Following the success of the 1st LIVE Discussion about the “M/V Ever Given Case – Facts & Implications”, SQLearn now conducts the “The Effectiveness of PSC inspections”. The discussion will provide supportive elements from the maritime e-course “Port State Control: Raising Awareness”.
The LIVE Discussion takes place on Tuesday, October 19th, 16.30 to 17.30 GMT+3 with free registration for participants & live streaming through SQLearn’s YouTube channel.

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Cyber Security e-learning course for shipping companies

The data exchange between vessels and ashore systems has greatly increased in the past years as well as the need for training seafarers and ashore personnel for cyber security threats. SQLearn has developed an e-learning course that covers the most important aspects of Cyber Security and is address to both seafarers (mainly officers) and ashore personnel.

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The Liberian Registry approves SQLearn on-line courses

In April the Registry approved online training courses for the seafarers consisting of the Dolphin Library that includes over 60 training modules. The Registry supports innovative resources opening doors to many seafarers to advance their careers and polish their skills. This month the Registry proceeded with approval of STCW Basic Training courses (consisting of 5 modules) which offer a new experience in the field of maritime training.

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BRAVE DOLPHIN – a brave Virtual Reality (VR) dive into the maritime world!

Known for the creative spirit and innovative training tools, SQLearn, the Greek company with exclusive expertise in e-learning, spreads wings in the fascinating world of Virtual Reality. The company, having a long-standing presence providing effective training solutions for various business industries, is currently implementing the Brave Dolphin project, aiming to create the ultimate VR training tool for the maritime.

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Refresh your STCW Basic Training certificates with online e-learning courses, approved by the Liberian Registry!

STCW Basic training online courses both theory & practical training, flag approved, are offered ONLINE with e-learning (CBT)! SQLearn, the e-learning experts for maritime training, is proud to announce the offer of STCW Basic and Advanced training via e-learning courses approved by the  Liberian Registry. This pioneering achievement offering a new experience in respect of training…

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E-learning solutions for Energy Efficiency purposes!

SQLearn e-courses are carried out virtually and thus its products and services are environmentally friendly by their nature. According to statistics from the Open University in Britain, e-learning requires 90% less energy than traditional on-site classroom education, while CO2 emissions per trainee are reduced by 85%. The energy savings derive from fewer travel emissions, less paper usage…

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SQLearn becomes a Nautical Affiliate partner of the Nautical Institute

We are delighted to announce that SQLearn has become a Nautical Affiliate partner of The Nautical Institute! SQLearn embraces and shares the values of the Nautical Institute and helps fund the Institute’s Mariners’ Alerting & Reporting Scheme (MARS). MARS is a free searchable database containing reports of accidents and near misses stretching back over a quarter of a century and is funded through the generous support of the Institute’s Nautical Affiliate partners! It is one of the maritime industry’s leading risk reduction initiatives and is helping to make life safer for seafarers everywhere. 

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Moore Greece & SQLearn combine their areas of expertise & organize the Webinar “Introduction to Shipping Accounting“

SQLearn and Moore Greece join forces and organize the Live Webinar “Introduction to Shipping Accounting“.

The seminar will be implemented through SQLearn synchronous training platform (teleconference software). The instructor will be Mr. Panayiotis Hatziantonoglou (CPA GR) Certified public accountant in Greece and a partner at “Chartered Accountants Moore Stephens S.A.” since 2002 with 36 years of auditing and accounting experience. The seminar is addressed to Junior Accountants of Shipping companies as well as students & graduates of Economics Schools who want to pursue a career in the accounting and finance function of shipping companies.

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“Let’s talk” about our mental health

Let’s Talk e-training for maritime is a concept that becomes more and more common and can prove to be of high importance to seafarers’ state of mental health and, since an aftereffect, also to their safety onboard. Through real case scenarios and do’s and don’ts provided, the crew assess that staying connected to each other & other communicational channels available for their mental wellbeing, they can confront issues that may arise before creating a negative effect to someone’s psychology.

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SQLearn develops innovative technologies to simulate real situations

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality applications are changing the field of maritime training as they can simulate a real event. SQLearn, one of the greatest e-learning providers in shipping, invests in these technologies including block chain for certificates validation.
Dr. Antonis Frigas, General Manager of SQLearn, explains the company’s new IT solutions in all areas of maritime training and describes the company’s Research & Development activities that aim at disrupting the field of maritime e-learning.

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SQLearn awarded ISO 27001:2013 certification

SQLearn, consistent with its corporate values of reliability and innovation, and having Information Security as top priority, was certified for ISO 27001: 2013 by TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS. The certification ensures that SQLearn complies with the best practices and the extensive requirements of the best known international standard for personal data management and information security.

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37th Athens Marathon – The Authentic: We will all be there!

SQLearn will participate for the first time in the Authentic Athens Marathon on November 10, 2019. Starting from Amalias Street, the team of SQLearn will run the 5km route, aiming not only to finish at the Panathenaic Stadium but also to give prominence to the social work carried out by the Voluntary Ministry of Hospital Patients.

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SQLearn presents TMS at the 5th ShipIT Conference

SQLearn participates in the 5th ShipIT Conference at Benaki Museum Amphitheatre on the 26th of September 2019 and presents Training Management System (TMS), a web-based system that gives companies a complete training management and reporting environment for both e-learning and classroom activities.

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SQLearn’s major role in digitalization of shipping

Digitization sheds light on ship performance and SQLearn is proud to be part of it. A sample of the company’s contribution to the digitalization of shipping is its collaboration with the international operator, owner and manager of LNG carriers, GasLog Ltd., providing e-learning services  for a fleet of 27 vessels.

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Ballast water: Are you well prepared?

Can you imagine how devastating could the impacts of untreated ballast water be?

Learn everything you need to know about ballast water management and treatment from SQLearn’s e-learning courses for effective implementation of the BWM Convention and avoid ballast water violation and penalties.

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SQLearn: Leading player in the global E-Learning VR market

SQLearn proudly announces that, according to Zion Market Research, is one of the key participants operating in the global e-learning virtual reality market among other prestigious companies such as Avantis Systems, eLearning Studios, Enlighten, Google, Immerse, LearnBrite, Lenovo, MOOC Solutions, Oculus VR, etc.

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Russian e-learning courses for maritime

Russia is one of the five largest supply countries for seafarers, both officers and ratings, while Russian is one of the official languages of IMO! SQLearn’s library of interactive e-learning courses for seafarers and shipping companies, the so-called Dolphin Library will be soon available in Russian too!

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SQLearn at the 12th Insurance Conference

SQLearns’s CEO, Spyros Goumas, participated in the 12th Insurance Conference by Ethos Events, 28 May 2019 at InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, as a member of the panel discussion about the new trends and innovative products of the insurance market.

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SQLearn becomes a member of INTERTANKO

We are excited to announce that SQLearn is now an Associate Member of INTERTANKO (International Association of Independent Tanker Owners), the voice of independent tanker owners worldwide. Its network consists of over 400 both full and associate members, controlling more than 3.900 tanker vessels. Being a part of INTERTANKO will allow us to join a big network for facilitating cooperation and sharing knowledge with partners.

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SQLearn participates in SMM 2018

SQLearn participates in SMM, the leading trade fair for the maritime industry in Hamburg, 4-7 September.
Meet our representatives at HEMEXPO at the National Pavilion of Greece and learn more about our innovative e-learning services, Dolphin Platforms!

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E-learning system in the Merchant Marine Academy of Syros

The e-Learning system that SQLearn provides free of charge for the next three years to all ten Merchant Marine Academies (MMA) in Greece, within the content of the cooperation with the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy was presented on Thursday 10th of May 2018 in the Merchant Marine Academy of Syros. After the presentation…

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E-learning system in the Merchant Marine Academy of Hydra

The e-Learning system that SQLearn provides free of charge for the next three years to all ten Merchant Marine Academies (MMA) in Greece, within the content of the cooperation with the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy was presented on Wednesday 25th of April 2018 in the Merchant Marine Academy of Hydra. After the presentation…

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E-learning system in the Merchant Marine Academy of Aspropyrgos

The e-Learning system that SQLearn provides free of charge for the next three years to all ten Merchant Marine Academies (MMA) in Greece, within the content of the cooperation with the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy was presented on Wednesday 14th of February 2018 in the Merchant Marine Academy of Aspropyrgos. The presentation took…

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E-learning system in the Merchant Marine Academies of Epirus and Ionian Islands

The e-Learning system that SQLearn provides free of charge for the next three years to all ten Merchant Marine Academies (MMA) in Greece, within the content of the cooperation with the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy was presented on Thursday 15th of March 2018 in the MMA of Epirus in Preveza and on Friday 16th of March 2018 in the MMA of Ionian Islands in Argostoli.

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E-learning system in the Merchant Marine Academy of Macedonia

The e-Learning system that SQLearn provides free of charge for the next three years to all ten Merchant Marine Academies (MMA) in Greece, within the content of the cooperation with the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy was presented  on Friday 20th of April 2018 in the MMA of Macedonia to more than 200 students.

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E-learning system in the Merchant Marine Academy of Kymi

The e-Learning system that SQLearn provides free of charge for the next three years to all ten Merchant Marine Academies (MMA) in Greece, within the content of the cooperation with the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy was presented on Tuesday 27th of February 2018 in the Merchant Marine Academy of Kymi.

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