The course leaders had active knowledge and knew how to bring the material to life in such a way that we as a group were eager to work with our own data in the course but also outside the course time.
Data Specialist, Marin
I am a data specialist and this course helped me to professionalize my data skills. The general overview over the work field and up-to-date methods to analyse data were straight away applicable for my job. You can measure various things on a ship, such as the movement of the ship, how it responds to the waves or how much fuel it uses. What you may wonder then is whether this ship can sail more efficiently. Can the ship make the trip with a heavy load on board? These are questions that our clients have. If we have the ships last month’s data, we can use data analyses to better advice our clients.
The course provided a solid foundation in terms of terminology. On the one hand it gave a good overview of what data science and machine-learning is and what programs are used. On the other hand we used R to explore our own data and to create reports at the same time. Nowadays there is more connection between an (offshore) ship and the shore. Data comes in more regularly and in higher frequency. The course helped to distinguish between big, medium and small data and the methods used for those different data amounts. This improves both the quality and the speed of our answers for customers’ questions.
The whole program was taught in a very enthusiastic way. The course leaders had active knowledge and knew how to bring the material to life in such a way that we as a group were eager to work with our own data in the course but also outside the course time. Knowledge could immediately be used in practice and machine learning methods that seemed complicated were explained and made easy.
Data science is becoming more relevant in the maritime sector as it gets easier to transfer data from a ship to the shore. It makes you realise that the sector is lagging behind and has many opportunities to improve. This makes the Venturn Data Science Programme even more relevant.