Prof Raphael Baumler
Head of Maritime Safety and Environmental Administration
World Maritime University
Raphael Baumler holds a Ph.D. in Risk Management and focuses his academic work on the impact of the vessel’s socioeconomical environment on safety and environment.
Primarily educated as a dual officer, he has worked on various types of vessels. Dr. Baumler spent 20 years in a seafaring career. He ended this occupation after six years as Master on a large container ship. His sea life drove him to work as Staff Captain on a cruise ship, and he completed various assignments as dual Junior Officer on board container ship, ferry, VLCC and supply vessel. His main areas of expertise includes human factors, maritime labour convention, ship recycling, ballast water management convention and air emissions from ships.On these topics, he has conducted IMO projects, EU projects and other research projects at national and international levels.