Publication

An Initiative to promote eco-friendly Inland Waterway Transport: Raising Awareness through Education & Training

Publication, 2013

Outline

L. Putz, O. Schauer - An Initiative to promote eco-friendly Inland Waterway Transport: Raising Awareness through Education & Training - Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing: ECODESIGN 2013, Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 2013

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence that there is a lack of training offers for eco-friendly transport modes. In addition, demand for specific training offers is investigated. Therefore, qualitative empiric research using focus groups and expert interviews in education and industry which focus on logistics are analyzed. Results suggest that a reason for the low share of eco-friendly transports mode may be the lack of education. Moreover, secondary, tertiary education and the industry consider eco-friendly transport as essential and thus, demand for interactive training offers which connect theory and practice.