Online Product Today

  • The emerging technology tool is embraced by award winning West Kentucky Community & Technical College’s Inland Logistics and Marine Institute and its students.

    Years ago, it was not uncommon for a deckhand on a towboat with no higher education to work his way up the ladder to become a Captain or Chief Engineer. Today as technologies are added and new U.S. Coast Guard regulations are put into place, individuals are finding that working on America’s Inland Waterways requires not only a love of the waterways, but also a commitment to continuous learning. 

    The Marine River Industry, like its deep-water counterpart is moving fast into a new technically advanced era. An era where advances in navigation equipment, communications, and shipboard systems that diagnosis themselves and communicate problems has quickly outpaced our ability to have a well-trained and educated work force to deal with it.

    Training means Logistics, Logistics, Logistics
    Part of the problem is the ability to schedule the needed training for industry personnel. When can the company schedule allow sufficient personnel to go and receive needed educational updates and still be able to conduct daily shipping business? Beyond this, there’s the cost of coordinating and arranging travel and locating a training facility to accommodate this task.

    In the past, providing marine industry education and training centered on using the traditional method of students in a structured physical classroom environment. Entering the scene right behind these advances in emerging technology is a newer concept of training and education through the online environment. The idea is to get industry to embrace the use of online technology that is a more cost effective and timely method of providing ever-changing education and training.

    Online education has come a long way in a few short years. Today, many nationally accredited colleges as well as U. S. Coast Guard approved schools and training centers take the time to develop competency-based courses taught through secure online venues. Not only is the training material reviewed, but the delivery, and security of safeguarding content and student information is verified as well. West Kentucky Community & Technical College (WKCTC) located in Paducah, KY – and the very heart of America’s river economy – has two such programs, “Marine Technology” and “Logistics and Operations Management,” offered in the new and innovative means of achieving higher education through the online Blackboard learning environment. The Marine Technology program gives professional mariners the opportunity to rise above the crowd and establish themselves as a leader in the Industry as well as improve their opportunities to advance professionally.  The curriculum for the Marine Technology program is taught online with flexible schedules to accommodate the ever-changing schedules of the mariner.

    WKCTC’s online courses offer a fresh new opportunity to working adults who no longer have the ability or time to juggle job, family, and trips to a college campus in order to achieve a college degree. With a focus on the Marine River Industry and that of Logistics, workers in those fields or individuals in other jobs who are looking for a change, have the opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge.

    WKCTC OnLine
    Developing courses that engage the students through the use of 3D technology, online lab exercises, and other interactive material, both the Marine Technology and Logistics programs at WKCTC offer a more focused, easier to use learning experience.

    The two programs are overseen through WKCTC’s new Inland Logistics and Marine Institute located in Paducah. This satellite campus lies near the marine industries served in Paducah and the Ohio River, allowing Institute personnel to work closely with local marine leaders to receive feedback in order to adapt and refine what is taught in the programs.

    Students are able to accomplish college admission online and can enroll online for the courses leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree from WKCTC. They attend the courses through a secure learning online environment known as “Blackboard,” completing assignments, taking exams, and tracking grades all online.

    Notably, students in these online WKCTC programs are not required to pay higher, out of state tuition regardless of their state of residence. Instead, they pay the lower in-state tuition for any online class they take from WKCTC. Students can even purchase textbooks, apply for financial aid, and pay tuition online.

    Providing training and education for the work force is a primary goal of any industry and a well trained workforce is a safer and more efficient tool in getting the job done in a timely manner and under budget. The cost of training and education provided online offers an additional benefit in scheduling time for training of personnel, eliminating travel costs, and empowering the work force. Some in the industry even see the advantage of using tuition assistance as a cost effective incentive tool for their employees when compared to previous educational/training budgets.

    Catering well to the inland community of mariners and employers alike, West Kentucky Community & Technical College has been named one of the top 3 community colleges in the nation by the prestigious Aspen Institute. The college was also recently named one of the top 25 colleges for online learning by “Best Colleges.com.” As more individuals seek to improve their knowledge or skills in the Marine industry, West Kentucky Community & Technical College’s Inland Logistics and Marine Institute is responding by offering online courses that meet the challenging needs of today’s workers.



    (As published in the September 2015 edition of Marine News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeNews)

  • Mechanical Enterprises, a South Florida mechanical engineering services firm, these answers can be found in the oil and gas industries, in the form of online monitoring systems. What is online performance monitoring? Today, online performance monitoring can be described as the process of gathering data

  • . Where others wonder if it can work, CMES is up and running – miles ahead of the pack. On the heels of its already highly successful Crowd Management Online, and Crisis Management and Human Behavior Online courses – both intended primarily to satisfy STCW training requirements for the cruise and passenger

  • The School: West Kentucky Community & Technical College is a SACS accredited college with an annual enrollment of 6,500 traditional and 2,897 online, long distance students that has achieved the ASPEN Institute Award on three occasions. The school is recognized as one of the leading colleges in developing

  • the map widgets into a web page, the user has instant access to SeaZone’s worldwide marine mapping. Data is available to purchase through one-click online purchasing, and is made available to download almost immediately. Widgets are available for SeaZone’s online vector mapping products; SeaZone HydroSpatial

  • event. Another added feature is that exhibitors and pre-registered visitors can secure business meetings prior to the event via APM Contact, a free, online appointment scheduling system. Through Asia Pacific Maritime's web site www.apmaritime.com, Contact serves an online matchmaker, bringing together

  • brand, unlike 1939 when it was the stand-alone information product of the company, today it is surrounded by a family of four print and more than a dozen online and electronic editorial products that cover everything on the commercial maritime, offshore and subsea markets. While the world, the industry and

  • , which were previously restricted by size and cost of terminal hardware. Maritime information, such as sea and weather charts, can now be accessed online and updated in real-time. The configuration of the products gives the option for two distinct data channels. Currently offering voice, data and

  • MTCS (UK) Ltd, has devised a portable, virtual learning environment, where the online system has been built to aid companies whose individuals spend a lot of time offshore on vessels or rigs.  Indeed, many subsea Industry executives now realize that knowledge and the application of knowledge, is key to

  • Online marine fuel supplier Ocean- Connect signed a strategic alliance with ship broking group Horace Clarkson Pic. "Clarksons will support OceanConnect. corn's initiatives to develop credit insurance and swaps capability to the online marine fuels marketplace," the company said. Clarksons, the

  • that was likely to meld well...a rookie company that is known as the largest business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce company (Marex.com), and an online destination that provides community, information and e-commerce to the recreational boater (Boatscape.com). Together, these two companies will

  • come from the charterer side – that is, oil companies developing bespoke systems – rather than from the brokers or their service providers infusing an online component into ship brokerage?Digitalization: tankships search for their nicheAs the thinking goes, processing of data, by machines, using algorithms

  • MT Nov-19#64  . . . . . . . .Please visit us online
23 . . . . .L3 OceanServer)
    November 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 64

    . . . . . .Kraken Robotic Systems Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.krakenrobotics.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Please visit us online 23 . . . . .L3 OceanServer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.L3HARRIS.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Please

  • MT Nov-19#63 PRODUCT, PROFESSIONAL, VESSELS, 
MTR
BARGES & REAL ESTATE)
    November 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 63

    PRODUCT, PROFESSIONAL, VESSELS, MTR BARGES & REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Marketplace INNOVATIVE. UNIQUE. ALL AMERICAN MARINE PROVEN. ALLAMERICANMARINE.com T: 360.647.7602 E: Sales@allamericanmarine.com Instrumentsfor SedimentTransportStudies NilssonSampler Take Marine Technology Reporter with you anywhere! ...

  • MT Nov-19#62 PRODUCT, PROFESSIONAL, VESSELS, 
MTR
BARGES & REAL ESTATE)
    November 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 62

    PRODUCT, PROFESSIONAL, VESSELS, MTR BARGES & REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Marketplace November/December 2019 62 MTR MTR #9 (50-63).indd 62 12/2/2019 10:46:32 AM

  • MT Nov-19#59  
MarineTechnologyNews.com
The Online Home for Marine Technology)
    November 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 59

    Reporter is the best place for advertising and marketing your company to the global marine science and technology market. MarineTechnologyNews.com The Online Home for Marine Technology Reporter &RYHUW Providing 24/7 brand exposure to the global underwater community. MarineTechnologyNews.com has an audited

  • MT Nov-19#58 THE #1 MARINE TECH
ABOUT  
MARINE 
MARINE
TECHNOLOGY)
    November 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 58

    THE #1 MARINE TECH ABOUT MARINE MARINE TECHNOLOGY TECHNOLOG REPORTER REPO May 2019 www.marinetechno Marine Technology Reporter is the industry’s largest circulating magazine dedicated to the underwater technology and ocean science markets. From the

  • MT Nov-19#55 THE LATEST  
SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR 
BUSINESS NEEDS:
TH
50
OFFSH)
    November 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 55

    THE LATEST SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS: TH 50 OFFSHORE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ANNIVERSARY ASSET INTEGRITY & MONITORING Register to attend for FREE HYDROGRAPHY, GEOPHYSICS AND GEOTECHNICS oceanologyinternational.com COASTAL ZONE & SHALLOW WATER NAVIGATION AND POSITIONING IMAGING AND METROLOGY

  • MT Nov-19#53 Image: Trendsetter Vulcan Offshore
An artist’s rendering)
    November 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 53

    Image: Trendsetter Vulcan Offshore An artist’s rendering shows a typical tethered BOP installation. The Wellhead Fatigue Mitigation System uses four anchors sequent time work is done on the well and then translate that to provide foundations for the tensioner units, tensioners that to fatigue damage

  • MT Nov-19#39 strument also provides ethernet connectivity, helpful in)
    November 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 39

    strument also provides ethernet connectivity, helpful in today’s ever more sophisticated undersea vehicles. Meanwhile at Sonardyne, the Syrinx DVL has been incorporat- ed in an innovative solution - the hybrid acoustic-inertial naviga- tor SPRINT-Nav. Here, the DVL transducers, the inertial motion unit

  • MT Nov-19#30 2020 & Beyond: Tech Trends
Birdview’s drone concept.)
    November 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 30

    2020 & Beyond: Tech Trends Birdview’s drone concept. Artist Illustration: Birdview four receivers and a locator on a mobile technology to create small, power-ef- done before,” says Skisland. object, such as a vehicle. It’s been in- ? cient and cost-effective products. We At the Tau event, Water Linked’s

  • MT Nov-19#28 2020 & Beyond: Tech Trends
NotiloPlus’ Seasam AUV has been)
    November 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 28

    2020 & Beyond: Tech Trends NotiloPlus’ Seasam AUV has been operating around the world. Photo: NotiloPlus Photo: Birger Haraldseid Lyon, has been shipping Seasam sys- Mohibb Malik, a Project engineer at Birdview tems since March this year and 300 are Not all subsea operations have to Birdview, says the

  • MT Nov-19#27 Miniaturization
“Just think what has happened to comput-
ers)
    November 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 27

    Miniaturization “Just think what has happened to comput- ers the last 20 years. Very little of this has found its way into subsea technology. The growth of small ROVs and the cost levels is one important driver for miniaturiaation. Small ROVs are not able to physically carry large devices and the

  • MT Nov-19#19 oastal ?  ooding disasters  navigation gates hold the)
    November 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 19

    oastal ? ooding disasters navigation gates hold the largest engi- CONTROL have occurred periodically neering challenge, balancing demands through history often fol- for the widest possible gate opening, Clowed by construction of against cost and engineering to develop ? ood defenses to help ensure

  • MT Nov-19#17 for IHO could be 120, my desire is to  tion for.  Personally)
    November 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 17

    for IHO could be 120, my desire is to tion for. Personally, what do you like to do in reach 100 in 2021 – the year of 100 your spare time/leisure activities? years anniversary of the IHO. Every business, every leader has The Cote D’Azur offers the perfect IHO assists in capacity building to challenges.

  • MT Nov-19#16 Dr. Mathias Jonas, Secretary General, IHO
oices
the)
    November 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 16

    Dr. Mathias Jonas, Secretary General, IHO oices the Seabed2030 project to map the en- transformed in hydrographic knowledge • Global climate change and tire oceans by 2030. • Smart end user devices inte- rising sea levels grate marine geoinformation in analogy “Improvement in global datasets We have seen

  • MT Nov-19#13 IHO is obviously well-known, but for  ences in the ?  eld)
    November 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 13

    IHO is obviously well-known, but for ences in the ? eld of hydrography and together with a small international staff those not in the know, please pro- the techniques employed in descriptive of technical experts in hydrography and vide an overview of the organization oceanography. nautical cartography

  • MT Nov-19#12 The Revised Strategic Plan of the IHO
Goal 1: Evolving)
    November 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 12

    The Revised Strategic Plan of the IHO Goal 1: Evolving hydrographic support for safety and ef? ciency of maritime navigation, undergoing profound transformation Targets SPI (measure for success) 1.1 Deliver standards for hydrographic 1.1.1 Percentage of Member States having operationalized production and

  • MT Nov-19#4 Editor’s Note
2020 Vision
 Photo: NORTEK
www.marinetechnolog)
    November 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 4

    Editor’s Note 2020 Vision Photo: NORTEK www.marinetechnologynews.com ersonally I ? nd it hard to believe that yet another NEW YORK year has ? own by and we will soon turn the clock 118 E. 25th St., New York, NY 10010 and enter the year 2020. That said, the end of the Tel: (212) 477-6700; Fax: (212)

  • MR Nov-19#96  . . . . . . . .Please visit us online
3American VULKAN Corporation)
    November 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 96

    .com/crane/ . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 285-7000 31Kongsberg Maritime . . . . . . . . . . . .www.kongsberg.com/maritime . . . . . . . .Please visit us online 3American VULKAN Corporation . . . .www.vulkan.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(863) 324-2424 5KVH Industries, Inc . . . . . . .

  • MR Nov-19#95 MR
Products & Services)
    November 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 95

    MR Products & Services www.MaritimeEquipment.com Vesconite Hilube Rudder and Stern Tube Bearings s

  • MR Nov-19#94 MR
Products & Services)
    November 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 94

    MR Products & Services www.MaritimeEquipment.com Working, Fishing, THE MOST POWERFUL TOOL Towing, for removing coatings and rust Supporting, Defending Subchapter M 2FHDQ0HGL[? Commercial Vessel 7KH6RXUFH)RU0HGLFDO(PHUJHQF\ Medical Kits 6DIHW\(TXLSP

  • MR Nov-19#90 This directory section is an editorial feature published)
    November 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 90

    This directory section is an editorial feature published in every issue for the convenience of the readers of MARITIME REPORTER. A quick-reference readers’ guide, it includes the names and addresses of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of all types of marine machinery, equipment, supplies and

  • MR Nov-19#88  network of websites, online publications, e-news 
services)
    November 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 88

    Network It’s the largest and best marketing and advertising resource in our industry. Through our vast multi-channel cross platformed network of websites, online publications, e-news services, mobile apps, webinars, TV and more, our global audience is unsurpassed with an average monthly reach of 729,265. Our

  • MR Nov-19#85 ROSE POINT ECS FLEET SERVICES
Rose Point Navigation)
    November 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 85

    ROSE POINT ECS FLEET SERVICES Rose Point Navigation Systems is moving into the Fleet Management market with the announcement of their next level of product offering called Rose Point ECS Fleet Services. ECS Fleet Services is an optional add-on to Rose Point ECS Update Services. The new set of features

  • MR Nov-19#84  marine magazines, in 
print, online, eNews and via social)
    November 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 84

    for business – all year Reserve now for 2020. Make the most of marketing & PR support from Seawork and our leading commercial marine magazines, in print, online, eNews and via social media. NABRICO NABRICO sought to deliver both innovation and new standard of winch safety in the form of the Europe’s leading