Jeppesen Marine and Russian academy to cooperate on research and training

Pictured above, from left to right: Rector of Academy Mr. Mikheev Valery Leonidovich; Deputy Rector Afanasiev Victor Victorovich; Tor A. Svanes, Managing Director of Jeppesen Norway; and Sergey Gubernatorov, Managing Director of Jeppesen Russia.


(EGERSUND, NORWAY — October 31, 2007) Jeppesen Marine, a provider of digital navigation charts, has signed an agreement with the Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia to cooperate on scientific research and training of cadets.

The strategic collaboration will initially last three years. According to the agreement, the two will undertake joint research in the development of mathematical models of ships, carry out joint conferences, conduct independent expert evaluation of navigational information and designs and jointly develop distance-learning educational programs on nautical astronomy and navigation using electronic charts. In addition, the two will co-operate extensively in training and doctoral study.

“The Russian maritime industry, and the St. Petersburg maritime navigation community in particular, have long had a special significance for C-MAP (now Jeppesen). The long-term value of ensuring that the next generation of Russian officers is trained on and fluent with our products is tremendous, particularly considering the mounting officer shortage,” said Tor Svanes, Director of Jeppesen Norway.

The Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy, founded in St. Petersburg in 1886, is one of the leading institutions for maritime navigation and training in Russia. The academy has 2500 students, and produces a large pool of highly-qualified seamen every year. The agreement was signed on 26 September, the 131st anniversary of the school’s founding.

By Professional Mariner Staff