Get to know
Are you interested in widening your business by enriching your knowledge on boat dismantling?
Would you like to give your boat another chance, instead of abandoning it?
- Boat DIGEST results unveiled at final conference in Brussels
- Boat Digest Project final conference programme
- SCRA Presents ReXC Award to Oracle Team USA
- The start of a national system for recycling pleasure boats
- Boatdigest workshop in Rome - 21st march 2014
- Boat DIGEST at boot 2nd international conference (Düsseldorf, Germany)
- Kick-off meeting
- Check our e-learning platform for boat owners/stakeholders & dismantlers
- Boat DIGEST is in its final year
- Boat DIGEST is as its halfway stage now
- It has been 9 months now since Boat DIGEST kicked off
- The Boat DIGEST project needs you
How to participate?
Help us to disseminate the project.
Either if you are a boat owner or dismantler, learn more about boat's end-of-life and do not hesitate to contact us for further information or feedback. Thank you!
The project is currently in consultation with recreational craft owners, recyclers, boat builders and traders, marinas and ports throughout Europe. As part of this dialogue, two questionnairies were developed which aim to collate current end-of-life practices of recreational craft owners and dismantlers.
Europe has one of the largest concentrations of recreational craft in the world with the latest estimates showing a fleet of over 6 million in the European Union alone.
With an average age of 30 years, recreational craft starts hitting the end of its useful life and needs to be disposed of in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. It means that boat owners, nautical professionals and dismantlers need to know where and how to appropriately dismantle and dispose of the potentially hazardous materials that could be found onboard.
The Boat Dismantling Insight by Generating Environmental and Safety Training (Boat DIGEST) project aims to improve the HSE standards of recreational craft dismantling practices and address skill gaps, while at the same time raising the awareness of end of life responsibilities and options for recreational craft owners.
This will be achieved through transferring innovative products, tools and training from previous research activities into vocational education and training (VET) for those involved with the dismantling of recreational craft and an awareness module which provides end of life guidance for those who own recreational craft.
The expected impact from this project is that, through VET, the Health, Safety and Environmental competences of dismantlers are improved. This increased awareness among professional dismantlers should lead to a decrease in fatal and serious injuries, environmental incidents and a lower rate of reporting accidents. Additionally, the awareness module should lead to a decrease in the number of old craft being abandoned as owners become aware of good disposal practices to be observed.
Advisory Board Members
Advisory Board members provide suggestions and feedback on the deliverables, the vocational education and awareness developed, assist in the dissemination activities and act as a potential end user for the outputs generated.