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  • Maritime State University
    The Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University is one of the leading universities in the Asia-Pacific region, established in 1890. MSU trains specialists of all spheres required for the sea transportation system in natural sciences, humanities, engineering and marine areas. MSU is an authoritative research and methodological centre of maritime education. MSU started to plan forContinue reading “Maritime State University”
    Background TOTAL is a multinational integrated oil and gas company founded in 1924 and one of the seven “Supermajor” oil companies in the world and active in more than 130 countries. OLEUM is the European training centre for Oil & Petrochemicals industries of Total Group. OLEUM is the first European training centre to offer tailor-madeContinue reading “TOTAL / OLEUM”
  • Russian Marine Rescue
    Russian Marine Rescue (Rosmorrechflot) is the leading sea rescue company for the Russian transport industry with largest diving personnel in the country – 180 highly qualified specialists, the majority of whom have completed international training. Late spring 2015 Russian Marine Rescue (MRS) directors met with AKELA in Finland. MRS marine rescue responsibilities cover the wholeContinue reading “Russian Marine Rescue”
  • Wintershall DEA AG
    Wintershall Dea was formed from the merger of Wintershall Holding GmbH and DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG, in 2019. Today, the company employs around 2,800 people worldwide from over 60 nations. Wintershall DEA Mittelplate is an exceptional project. Located in the Wadden Sea off the North Sea coast of Germany it demonstrates that the energy industry andContinue reading “Wintershall DEA AG”
  • Stena Oil to the rescue
    Stena Oil is the leading supplier of bunker oil in the Nordic countries and provides full-service marine solutions for vessels in the Skagerrak, Kattegat and the North Sea. In recognition of Stena’s ability to find quick solutions, Stena has signed an agreement with the EU to handle oil spills in Nordic waters. This agreement, madeContinue reading “Stena Oil to the rescue”
  • Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport
    Oil & Gas Institute (OGI)  Maritime Safety Institute (MSI) The Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport (also known as AASTMT or AAST) and Akela work together towards international high-level training accreditations, trainer qualifications and training development to match the current and future needs of the local and regional Oil & Gas and maritime sectorContinue reading “Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport”
  • we’ll be apples
    In 2009 Akela’s founder Pekka got an idea to get dearly needed funds for the local Porvoo Steiner / Waldorf school. There are plenty of apples in autumn which are not used. The apples make great juice. Juice can be sold. This means money for the school. In a shortest time Akela managed to get plentyContinue reading “we’ll be apples”
  • AKELA Joint Venture in Egypt
    The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) was born in 1970 to provide a much needed regional centre for Maritime Transport training. The initial funding was agreed by the Arab League countries with long-lasting support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The city of Alexandria was chosen as location for theContinue reading “AKELA Joint Venture in Egypt”
  • what does the name akela mean
    “Akela…who led all the Pack by strength and cunning, lay out at full length on his rock, and below him sat forty or more wolves of every size and color…” Rudyard Kipling, Mowgli Akela founder first came accross the name Akela when as a kid he was reading Rudyard Kipling’s Junglebook one rare hot summer. The bookContinue reading “what does the name akela mean”
  • Elephant in the room
    This is one of the first posts to appear on akelaband website in 2008. It is a story about achieving your dreams, the value of learning and life and finally, how to face the end of one’s life. Take a look at the last lecture by Prof Randy Pausch, I am sure you will beContinue reading “Elephant in the room”
  • Akela
    Some 12+ years ago in 2008 when Akela was established the internet was already getting very crowded with all kinds of information with countless websites full of news, images, stories and people and companies selling this and that. As it happens the domain akela-dot-com was taken and if our memory serves right was owned byContinue reading “Akela”

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