The new platform will enable online training and knowledge sharing within the maritime industry. According to Seably, anyone can explore, take, or even teach a course.
“We think it’s time for companies to stop building training in silos and start sharing the knowledge and collaborate within the industry. Therefore we have developed a new type of digital service that allows the entire maritime sector to participate in building, marketing, and selling courses,” said Tomas Lindberg, CEO of Seably.
“When teaching on Seably, you will be able to grow your online following, give back to the industry, and earn money through a shared royalty pool with monthly payouts,” added Mr Lindberg.
At launch the marketplace contains flag state-approved STCW courses, legislation type training, introduction courses, reflective learning, and how-to courses. To broaden this further, Seably is now starting collaborations with industry professionals, training centres, subcontractors, oil companies, insurance companies, and maritime universities around the world.
Shipping companies will be offered a subscription service called Seably for Business, where their employees can access the entire content of the marketplace and build their own company-specific training. Pricing starts from $4 per employee and month.
“We will offer this on a platform that works great on the web and through mobile apps for iOS and Android. The apps are built for usage out at sea and use with a slow internet connection. Our apps use the same techniques as Spotify and Netflix, where seafarers can download courses locally on their mobile device, and complete training without an internet connection,” explained Mr Lindberg.