FAQ

Are there any plans to extend the survey/database beyond the primary focus on STCW-related training for ship operation?

When planning the short and long terms goals for MarTID, our belief was that it would be best to begin simply and grow over time as the utility and value of the database become more and more clear to the community. The growth we envision includes both depth of information as well as breadth, to address education and training needs/approaches in the wider maritime community.

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After completing some items in the survey, the same page reloads when I click on "Next Section".

The survey has been successfully tested end-to-end in many places round the world.  However, we recognize that there may still be issues that need correcting.  We run continuous checks to ensure that the system is operating as required and will continue to do so.

However, the problem may be due to a local issue on a respondent’s computer e.g. the use of a specific browser. Please try answering the survey using a

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Is there an intention to sell the data collected from this survey or a resulting analysis based on the data collected? Will the annual reports be sold to interested companies and agencies or will they be provided at no cost to the industry?

No part of the data that is collected, nor the resulting analysis will be sold.  The sole purpose of the annual surveys is to provide to the maritime community insights into training practices, perspectives and approaches for the benefit of the whole community.  We do this, recognizing that it is in the interest of all stakeholders that - with respect to the competence of seafarers - the best solutions are shared for safety on the oceans and for the sustainable and efficient use of maritime resources and

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Are survey participants provided with access to the data and annual reports? Is there a cost for participants to have access to the data and annual reports?

All survey participants/respondents will have access to the reports that result from the survey, primarily via the MarTID website (www.martid.org) and also through appropriate free-to-access media.  Since this is a completely non-commercial initiative, there will be no cost to access the annual reports.  

After complete data analysis by the MarTID team, core selections of the

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