As a partner in the SAFEMODE project, WMU is contributing to strengthening synergies between maritime and aviation in the field of human factors.The project falls under Horizon 2020; H2020-MG-2018-2020 Mobility for Growth Call. It brings together partners from both the maritime and aviation sectors representing academia, industry, and research centres as well as small and medium- sized enterprises across Europe and internationally from China, Indonesia, the Philippines and the Russian Federation.
Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, WMU President, noted the importance of the SAFEMODE project and as it relates to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 17 that is focused on partnerships. “The SAFEMODE project represents a new opportunity to forge partnerships and bridge the gaps between maritime and aviation transport with a view toward improved safety overall. Addressing the human element is critical in reducing transport risks and WMU is pleased to be a partner in this groundbreaking research that contributes to European and international cooperation in transport safety,” she said.