LSI nominated for Lloyd’s List award for port-security project

Dr. Aubteen Darabi
Dr. Aubteen Darabi, who developed the port-security system, is a senior research faculty at LSI.

The Learning Systems Institute has been nominated for a Lloyd’s List 2016 North America Award for the PortStar project, America’s only online & instructor-led training system on port security.

The system was developed at LSI out of a $6.2-million grant awarded to Dr. Aubteen Darabi by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Dr. Darabi is a senior research faculty at LSI and a tenured associate professor of Instructional Systems and Learning Technology in the Department of Educational Psychology and learning Systems in FSU’s College of Education.

Lloyd’s List is one of the world’s oldest continuously running journals, Lloyd’s today covers all information, analysis, and knowledge relevant to the shipping industry, including marine insurance, offshore energy, logistics, market data, research, global trade and law.

The award goes to a North American company or institution for outstanding commitment in training its employees ashore or at sea or a company or institution that can demonstrate a contribution towards improving training standards across the maritime industry as a whole.

Judges will be looking for examples of investment in new facilities and courses, innovative training solutions and a sustained and effective approach to developing quality staff in the maritime sector.

LSI is one of nine nominees for this year’s award.