IMO launches e-learning platform

IMO is expanding its service offerings to include e-learning. The first free online course was launched on the eve of the Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) Sub-Committee meeting (7 April). 

The first such course is: "An Introduction to Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Cooperation," designed to provide a basic introduction to those involved in, or that have an interest in, matters related to oil pollution preparedness and response, whether from within the oil spill response community or the maritime sector.


Distance learning has become important in meeting the changing educational needs of the maritime industry. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) provides students and maritime professionals worldwide with the opportunity to improve their understanding of key maritime issues. Two options are available to undertake IMO's e-Learning courses: a) by authorization or b) self-enrolment.  Click on the provided link to visit the e-learning platform