Partnership with IMarEST for the Development of Marine Professionals in Seychelles

Supporting the professional development of marine professionals in Seychelles to drive growth and the development of the blue economy and ocean governance in line with the UN Ocean Decade are at the centre of an agreement between the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and the Danny Faure Foundation (DFF).

In acknowledging the commendable work done thus far by professionals in the marine sector, and through this Memorandum of Understanding with the IMarEST, the Danny Faure Foundation seeks to contribute towards supporting and empowering the present and future generation of marine professionals in Seychelles.

The Memorandum of Understanding will see the two organisations working closely together to support marine professionals based in Seychelles with opportunities to develop knowledge and skills, achieve professional registration including Technician, Incorporated, Registered or Chartered status, and help the country retain its talent.

Those working in marine roles in the area will be able to join the IMarEST and enjoy the many associated member benefits, including networking with fellow professionals, access to technical information, conferences, and the IMarEST’s Special Interest Groups. To support those entering the profession, all full-time students, cadets and apprentices of marine subjects will be offered free IMarEST student membership.

In addition, the agreement will see the two organisations look to establish a local branch to help form student sections at the university level and develop accreditation of local training programmes to help streamline marine professionals’ route into professional registration.

For further information please contact the Danny Faure Foundation at