Aboa Mare participates in SMM 2018 4-7 September 2018

Meet us at stand 502 "Arctic Waypoint Finland" in hall B6

Meet us at SMM 2018 International Maritime Trade Fair 4-7 September in Hamburg, Germany, hall B6 stand 502, to discuss more about the training possibilities we can offer. 

We share the stand “Arctic Waypoint Finland" with our partners Aker Arctic, Image Soft, Meriturva and Turku University of Applied Sciences.

Aboa Mare provides e.g. ice navigation training in accordance with the Polar Code and IGF Training for seafarers on board ships subject to the IGF Code. 

We will also arrange a barbeque evening on board the museum ship, Cap San Diego, in Hamburg together with our partners during the SMM Fair.

Aboa Mare gives a Polar Code presentation
at Arctic Exchange Network 27-28 September 2018

Aboa Mare participates in Arctic Exchange Network 27-28th September 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Captain Magnus Winberg will give a Polar Code presentation at the event with the following topics:

  • Training for polar waters
  • Achieving competence
  • Simulator based ice navigation training

View Arctic Exchange Network's full agenda here

Aboa Mare participates in following events in 2018

4-7.9.2018 SMM 2018 - International Maritime Trade Fair, Hamburg, Germany
27-28.9.2018 The Arctic Exchange Network, Amsterdam, Netherlands
5-7.11.2018 CrewConnect Global Conference & Exhibition, Manila, Philippines

Meet us at the events!

Visited events in 2018

22.2.2018 International Conference on Harmonized Implementation of the Polar Code, Helsinki, Finland
6-8.3.2018 Transas Global Conference, Vancouver, Canada
13.3.2018 Meriverkostot, Naantali, Finland
17-20.4.2018 Arctic Shipping Forum 2018, Helsinki, Finland
16-17.5.2018 NaviGate 2018 - Nordic Maritime Expo, Turku, Finland
23-24.5.2018 CrewConnect Europe Summit feat. CruiseConnect Summit - Crew & Manning, Hamburg, Germany
24.5.2018 Maritime Day Aland, Mariehamn, Åland Islands

Open House at Aboa Mare, February 10, 2018

You are welcome to visit Aboa Mare on 10 February 2018, 10 am to 2 pm. Staff and students will give you a tour in our training facililities and simulator department. This is a good opportunity to hear more about the different education programmes we offer, the maritime students' association and what it's like to study in Turku. Welcome!

Open House at Aboa Mare, leaflet in English, Swedish and Finnish

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Maritime Academy and Studies in Turku   |  Maritime Training Center and Courses   |  Parking and Location   |  Contact us

Aboa Mare offers degree and continuing education for the maritime industry. The maritime education and training center in Turku was founded in 1813. Aboa Mare offers secondary education at Axxell vocational institute, where you can study for a Watchkeeping Officer’s or Watchkeeping Engineer’s degree, and Bachelor level education at Novia UAS, where you can study for a Sea Captain’s or Marine Engineer’s degree. Aboa Mare also offers Master level education, Master’s degree programme in Maritime Management and Master’s degree programme in Autonomous Maritime Operation. In addition, Aboa Mare offers continuing education for both professional seafarers and boaters. The training centre provides safe and environmentally sustainable training, which fulfils the requirements laid down in the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW). The education and training on offer makes use of the simulators developed by Aboa Mare. Our simulation department consists of 10 ship bridge simulators, one engine control room simulator, one VTS-simulator, one Navis DP-simulator and one GMDSS simulator. The first-rate simulators are also used for different R&D projects within the maritime industry.

Aboa Mare participate in SLUSH together with Novia UAS and MAST! Nov 30–Dec 1, 2017

Aboa Mare has a joint department at SLUSH with Turku City, Turku Science Park and Universities from the Turku area. SLUSH is the world's leading startup event, Nov 30–Dec 1 in Helsinki, Finland.

The MAST Institute (Institute for ICT in Shipping) connects Åbo Akademi's ICT skills with Novia's and Aboa Mare's special knowledge in shipping. Together they form a key partner in research of autonomous shipping. Colleges act as contact points for start-ups. Novia UAS offers contact with the shipping cluster. Novia's and Aboa Mare's simulators provide the shipping cluster with a natural cooperation platform. 

Turku is a great city for business and college activities. Close cooperation between these parties offers excellent opportunities for start-up activities. In Turku research meets the business world daily, and 25% of the residents are involved in university education.

Maritime Fair 2017 at Aboa Mare 19-20 October 2017
(Sjöfartsmässan - Merenkulkumessut)

Ånikap is organizing a two-day Maritime Fair at Aboa Mare. The Maritime Fair 2017 is held at Auriga Business Center, Juhana Herttuan puistokatu 21, Turku. The fair targets professionals within the shipping industry, seafarers, shipping companies, authorities, maritime trainers and students. During the fair, there will be many opportunities for networking and news regarding different topics within the maritime industry. 

The Maritime Fair gives you an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the newest technology, to meet professionals within the maritime industry and to recruit new crew members as the fair is widely visited by maritime students! It is the 13th shipping fair at Aboa Mare!

Meet the Finnish Maritime Cluster at the Maritime Fair 2017!

  • More than 40 exhibitors
  • Meet representatives from the Finnish Maritime Cluster
  • Finland's largest shipping companies participate in the fair
  • Networking possibilities with professionals within the shipping industry
  • Winds of the Future seminar*
  • New Furuno-simulator (installed in October 2017)
  • Arranged tours in Aboa Mare's simulator department and Vessel Traffic Service's (VTS) facilities.
    Both tours start from Aboa Mare's stand.
    Aboa Mare's simulator department tour starts: Thursday at 11.00, 13.00, 15.00, 17.00 and Friday at 11.00, 13.00, 15.00.
    VTS facilities tour starts: Thursday and Friday at 12.00 and 14.00.
  • Career event for maritime students
  • Shanty Singers choir performs working-songs from the days of the great sailing ships during the fair

Opening hours

Thursday 19.10, 10-18
Friday 20.10, 10-16

Entrance fee

Free entrance to the Maritime Fair.


Auriga Business Centre / Aboa Mare
Juhana Herttuan puistokatu 21, 20100 Turku, Finland


Parking fees can be paid for at an automated fee collection machine. The parking fee is €1/hour or €7/day. You can pay in cash or with the most common payment cards, or you can use Easypark (586).

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Transport connections

Car: There are signs to the harbour (Satama) from the highways. The address for GPS devices is Juhana Herttuan puistokatu 21, Turku
Bus: 500 m from nearest bus stop (Turku Castle). Bus nr 1 to Harbour goes from Turku Airport via Turku Market Square in the city center.
Train: 1 km from the nearest train station, Turku Port.
Airport: 12 km from Turku Airport (by taxi, you can reach Aboa Mare in 20 minutes)
Ferry: 1 km from Viking Line and Silja Line ferry terminals.

Open larger map of Maritime Fair 2017 location

Winds of the Future Seminar

The Winds of the Future Seminar is organized in conjuction with the Maritime Fair 2017. The seminar consists of current topics in the shipping industry, e.g. Energy Efficiency of Ships, Autonomous and unmanned ships and Operating in the Arctic area. 

The seminar is organized by: 
The Centre for Maritime Studies at the University of Turku.

More information and Seminar Program in Finnish:
Winds of The Future (Note! Separate fee for the seminar. Advance registration recommended.)

*  Free entrance to the Maritime Fair. There is an entrance fee for the seminar, organized by the Centre for Maritime Studies (MKK).

Registered exhibitors at the Maritime Fair 2017 (updated 11.10.2017)

Aboa Mare 

Alfons Håkans

Apprentice Mill

Arctia Oy

AT Marine Oy




Donsö Shipping Meet



Finlands Skeppsbefälsförbund - Suomen Laivanpäällystöliitto


Furuno Finland

Godby Shipping Ab

John Nurminen Marine Ltd

Langh Ship


Länsi-Suomen merivartiosto - West Finland Coast Guard District

MEPA - Finnish Seamen's Service

Merenkulkualan koulutus- ja tutkimuskeskus


Navis Engineering Oy

Nylands Brigads Gille rf. MPK-försvarsutbildningsföreningen

Prima Shipping

Promarine Ltd

Rederi Ab Eckerö



Sjöfartens dag

Tallink Silja



Turun Satama - Port of Turku


VG-Shipping Ltd

VRETA Simulation

Wilhelmsen Ships Service Oy Ab


Yrkeshögskolan Novia

Ålands Sjösäkerhetscentrum - Maritime Safety Center

ÄlyVESI – Älykäs kaupunkivesiliikenne


Information for Maritime Fair 2017 exhibitors 

Please contact Annina Rosenqvist as soon as possible, if you want to participate in the fair as an exhibitor. The stand includes walls, table and electricity. We can help you with building the stand. 

Schedule a meeting with your customers at the Maritime Fair 2017 

As an exhibitor, you now have the possibility to book a meeting room through Annina Rosenqvist and schedule a meeting with your customer during the Maritime Fair. We can book a meeting for you and your customer in one of our meeting rooms.

There are limited amount of meeting rooms, so please book your room as soon as possible.

Annina Rosenqvist - or +358 44 762 3123

Social Media, Maritime Fair 2017

Please visit the Maritime Fair 2017 event page on Facebook from here.

You can post on the social media with hashtags #maritimefair2017 or #sjofartsmassan2017

Contact, Events

Leif-Christian Östergård

Leif-Christian Östergård

Manager of Marketing and Sales


+358 44 762 3422

Annina Rosenqvist

Annina Rosenqvist

Training Coordinator


+358 44 762 3123

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