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Certificate in Marine Pollution Prevention and Management

Study marine pollution issues, management strategies and contingency planning to minimise the environmental impact of shipping

Starts 17 March 2021

Online Learning

Gain extensive knowledge into Marine Pollution

This course provides a convenient solution and delivers a current, comprehensive knowledge of the overall framework governing marine pollution, including applicable regulations, compliance requirements and related management strategies.

It presents an integrated approach, analysing the many sources of pollution, describing best practices for minimising contamination, responding to accidents and exploring legal ramifications throughout the maritime and offshore sectors.

When: 17 March 2021
Where: via Online Learning
Duration: 12 weeks, part-time

Ideal for: seafarers, shipowners, salvors and managers, Masters, fleet supervisors, port authorities, pollution control officers, compliance officers, NGOs and consultants, insurance, legal and financial professionals, offshore oil and gas company personnel and naval architects

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100% Online - Learn from wherever you are!

At Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, lifelong learning is a concept that we’re passionate about and for this reason, we make it as accessible and flexible for our students.

Online learning puts you in control of your learning – especially suitable for all of us in the maritime industry where we often spend time away from home. With our courses you are free to study when, where and how you choose, and in the style and the speed that is right for you. Early morning, in a work break, late at night - it is entirely up to you so you can fit your education around your work and/or family commitments.

So what’s stopping you? Get in touch today and find out how we can help provide you with a timely career boost.


  • Pollution in Context: Causes and Effects, Governance, Regulations and Enforcement
  • Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Ballast Water and Other Marine Pollutants
  • Oil Pollution and Offshore Activities
  • Measurement and Management Systems
  • Legal Issues, Including Insurance and Compensation

"A very impressive delivery, very well executed and tailored topics which are brought forwards very well. For the quality and the level of which this course is tailored this course is outstanding!"

 Glynis, Deck Cadet Officer, NCL

Course Director

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Dr. Iliana Christodoulou-Varotsi

Dr Christodoulou-Varotsi is the author of Marine Pollution Control: Legal and Managerial Frameworks (Lloyd’s Practical Shipping Guides series, 2018) and a legal and academic expert with an international educational and professional background specialised in maritime and EU law. She has been a member of the Athens Bar Association (Greece) since 1995 and is currently involved with consulting work, legal education and training (with Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and with an international ship classification society). She is also a certified trainer and lecturer in Greece, as well as an accredited mediator.

Read more about Dr Christodoulou-Varotsi.

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Read our interview with course director Dr Christodoulou Varotsi.

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