The Schiffahrtsinstitut Warnemuende (SIW) at the Hochschule Wismar is a non-profit organization. The activities and engagements are focused to the development and progression of science, research and education in the commercial shipping branch. That means the enhancement of crew’s qualification and the improvement of navigational processes with the objective to advance the safety and efficiency in shipping and the protection of maritime environment as well.
The emphasis of the institute is characterised by qualified professional training courses and by public and commercial funded interdisciplinary R&D projects. New concepts of standards and procedures for innovative applications in shipping, navigation, ship handling and maritime law were supported by the institute. The cooperation in maritime expertises, vessel traffic investigations and scientific publications are additional activities.