Raffael Held

Position: Project Director
Location: Republic of the Marshall Islands, Majuro

Due to my background of Marine Operational Engineering and several years of expertise in international merchant shipping, I call Majuro as capital of the Republic of the Marshall Islands my home since two years. The project that I’m involved in as Project Director, Transitioning to Low Carbon Sea Transport, can be considered as a pilot program for the entire Pacific region where sea transportation is essential. Developing, constructing and assessing low emission sea transport options or both shipping within Atolls as well as open ocean shipping are next to maritime policy advice for the RMI government the major components of the 6-year program. The Marshall Islands as one of four Atoll nations all over the world offer unique insights in traditional navigation practices and I am grateful being involved in this work.

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