The Faculty of Maritime Studies in Rijeka joined the celebration of the Day of the Seafarer (June 25th) and presented all current projects among which is Psamides project.
June 25th is the Day of the Seafarer, an annual and international event day coordinated by the International Maritime Organisation. The Day of the Seafarer was established in 2010 by a resolution adopted at a diplomatic conference in Manila. On this day, people pay respect to Seafarers and recognize the invaluable contribution they make to international trade and the world economy.
The Faculty of Maritime Studies in Rijeka joined the celebration of this important day, and on June 25th organized a gathering with a program in which attention was paid to students and their vision of their future in maritime affairs. But also, on this occasion the Faculty presented all current projects among which is Psamides project. Students, seafarers, local government representatives, professors and other associates and visitors were introduced to the project objectives, activities and end products. Project activities were interesting to visitors given that the Psamides project links two critical blue growth sectors: Ports and coastal & maritime tourism, which combined represent the 51% of GVA, 69% of jobs and 61% of profits of the total EU blue economy, strongly concentrated in MED area.
The event activities were carried out from 10 am to 1 pm in cooperation with the Association of North Adriatic Captains "Queen of the Sea", IMO Ambassador, Capt. Berislav Vranić and the Student Union of the Faculty of Maritime Studies.
According to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the celebration of World Seafarers' Day, through the media and various publications, will raise awareness of the vital role that seafarers play in the world economy. Seafarers' Day is also an opportunity to educate the public about the work and life of the modern seafarer.