The MMOA and the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST) have been working together to develop a professional partnership in order to support the professional development of the MMOA and it's members. This partnership is being kick-started by an incredible offer to all MMOA members of complimentary membership to the IMarEST for one year.
What does this partnership mean for the MMOA?
- Industry Recognition
- Professional Accreditations
- CPD (Career Professional Development) support and guidance
- Access to IMarEST publications and resources
What is professional development and how does it affect our industry?
"Any activitiy that strengthens knowledge that can be applied to an occupational role is classed as CPD. The term encompasses attending conferences, professional workshops, short courses, internships and even volunteering opportunities. It is an opportunity not just to refresh skills, but to demonstrate dedication to a cause thorugh actions."
Working together with IMarEST we hope to promote recognition of our members who have a proved track record of professional developement and meet a high standard of commitment to thier field to the relevent sectors, including industry and agencies. THis is just one more step in improving Marine Mammal Mitigation standards and that of the personnel working in the field as MMOs and PAM operators.
For more information on IMarEST watch this Video
Some of the benefits of IMarEST membership includes:
- Professional qualifications - Becoming Chartered or Registered certifies your competence, allows you to use certain post-nominal titles (e.g CMarSci, RMarSci) and demonstrates commitment to continued professional development. This can lead to better career prospects and the potential for higher earnings. Click here to find out how to become Chartered.
- The Marine Professional - Members have digital access to IMarEST's monthly magazine, The Marine Profressional. Also sign up for the weekly newsletter. Click here to sign up for IMarEST's newsletter
- A wealth of information - Access IMarEST's Virtual Library, an online collection of resources available via your desktop, tablet or phone. Click here to browse the library.
- Opportunities to collaborate - Access to Nexus - IMarEST's virtual branch and online collaborative environment for connecting and working with other marine professionals. Click here to access Nexus
- Local and global events - With a worldwide membership of over 15,000 individuals based in 100 countries there are always activites and events to take part in. On a more global scale take the opportuntiy to network with other marine professionals and support your professional development at IMarEST Conferences, Lectures, Seminars and Training Courses. Click here to find your local IMarEST branch and Click here to view the events calendar.
*Photo Credit: Manuel Carvalho Fernandes (MMOA Member)