While the voting procedure for the 2018 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Capt. Hans Hederström, Managing Director of CSMART, shares a few words about the training center which has been shortlisted for the ‘Training’ category alongside a number of other distinguished nominees. Taking into consideration today’s training needs, CSMART offers online distance learning tools before the actual training, bridging the gap between theory and practice. For the future of maritime training, a key challenge could be how to cultivate knowledge beyond compliance, Capt. Hederström mentions, due to increased operational complexity and emerging risks.