Activity 2 - Verification System for Officers Certificates


The aim of this part of the MONALISA project is to create a pan-European feasibility study of an automated system that can control on board certificates, which is based on AIS technology. In that the system is based on AIS technology, a system that is already fitted to commercial vessels, it can comply with already existing systems and databases. The system will make the checking of certificates easier, however it will not to solve all certificate problems.
Overall, the studies point to the assumption that the system that the MONALISA suggests will have a positive reception in the industry. This is however bound to the condition that the system avoids further administrative burdens. There is a lack of control of certification validation, and this based on a lack of standardisation of control criteria, training in control, personal experience by individuals, rumors and some evidence of certificate deficiencies from authorities. The latter deficiencies are however not systematically compiled and are inconsistent in some cases. However, the data shows that there is a problem, and it is therefore advised that further studies are conducted in order to establish how big a problem falsification of and deficient certificates is. 

The study identified a multitude of interesting and relevant issues and perceptions to be kept in mind for future development. There are a range of issues that need to be addressed in either the MONALISA system, or in the case of the implementation of a permanent system. These issues range from policy and organisational issues, national issues, organisational and educational issues and individual issues. This activity report serves as a basis to compile design recommendations for the technical design of the system.


Project documents and files

Final report - Attitudes to automatic registration of certificates

 Project Report - Evidence of False Seafarer Certification

 Verification system of maritime certificates - An attitude survey among future Swedish officers