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Certificate in Ballast Water Management

Develop a clear understanding of ballast water management whilst addressing its implications upon the environment

Starts 27 January 2020

Online Learning

Certificate in Ballast Water Management

The Certificate in Ballast Water Management is ideal for those who need guidance on the implications surrounding the ballast water management regulations and how it affects shipping operations. This course will explain why such regulations are needed, what they cover and how they're applied - including a look at treatment technology, sampling and monitoring, as well as risk assessment.

When: 27 January 2020
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 weeks

Ideal for:

  • Shipping Companies - technical directors, marine engineers, directors, superintendents, fleet managers, quality managers, internal auditors, DPAs, heads of regulation, surveyors, ship owners, heads of environment, sustainability, ballast water management
  • Ballast water technology management suppliers - managing directors, technical directors, sales and marketing
  • Associated personnel (legal/insurance/government)


  • Ballast Water - An Overview
  • The Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention and Implementation
  • Roles and Responsibilities within Ballast Water Management
  • Ballast Water Treatment Technologies
  • Sampling and Monitoring 
  • Ballast Water Risk Assessment 

Download the full course syllabus to find out more about each module and what you will learn on the course.

Course Director

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Niels Bjørn Mortensen - Master Mariner & Naval Architect

Niels started his maritime career back in 1971. He has great experience in regulatory affairs. In 2010 he become Director of Regulatory Affairs in Maersk Maritime Technology, A.P.Moller-Maersk.

Read more about Niels.