The first master’s degree dedicated to training marine technologists in ICT and AI “Smart Maritime Industry & Surveying”.

More than a month ago I anticipated information about the kick off meeting for a project led by us: Smartsea The Surveying & MARiTime internet of thingS EducAtion Erasmus+, Knowledge Alliances.

The project continues to progress well. Its aim is to counteract the shortage of technical and maritime maintenance specialists, caused by the rapid expansion of the Smart Maritime & Surveying industry. Together with the members of the consortium, we have designed an official Master’s Degree in which 6 internationally prestigious universities participate, as well as large companies and SMEs.

The degree consists of 60 ECTS, lasts 8 months and consists of theoretical classes, two exchange periods and professional practices. Our students are experts in varied areas and they do this degree to learn about specialized IoT and AI tools that contribute to increasing the efficiency, development and sustainability of the maritime sector.

The use of these technologies in the maritime sector results in optimal data management and more effective decision making, this in turn, increases safety on board, reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

You can find this article published in the newspaper El Mundo, Innovators section.

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Members of the consortium.




Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.