Matej David

Curriculum vitae

First name: Matej
Surname: David

Date and place of birth: June 01st, 1967, Koper, Slovenia

Nationality: Slovene

EDUCATION AND WORK:

• 2022-2025: Bureau Veritas certified laboratory to conduct Commissioning testing of ballast water management systems according to the IMO requirements BWM.2/Circ.70/Rev.1
• 2022-2025: RINA certified laboratory to conduct Commissioning testing of ballast water management systems according to the IMO requirements BWM.2/Circ.70/Rev.1
• 2021-2024: DNV certified laboratory to conduct Commissioning testing of ballast water management systems according to the IMO requirements BWM.2/Circ.70/Rev.1
• 2019-2021: Sub-Laboratory and trainer in the framework of the Control Union Certifications Independent Laboratory to conduct Commissioning Testing of ballast water management systems according to the IMO requirements, certified by ABS
• 2018-present: USCG approved Sub-Laboratory of the Lloyd`s Register EMEA Independent Laboratory to conduct Type Approval tests of ballast water management systems for USCG Type Approval according to 46 CFR 162.060 (https://cgmix.uscg.mil/EQLabs/EQLabsSearch.aspx)
• 2015-present: visiting professor on postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Maritime Studies, University of Rijeka, Croatia, since 2017 full professor of maritime studies and transport technologies and scientific advisor
• 2015-present: USCG approved Sub-Laboratory of the Control Union Certifications Independent Laboratory to conduct Type Approval tests of ballast water management systems for USCG Type Approval according to 46 CFR 162.060 (https://cgmix.uscg.mil/EQLabs/EQLabsSearch.aspx)
• 2009-present: Dr. Matej David consult (http://www.davidconsult.eu/), conducting applicative and prime research, as well as consultancies, mainly in the field of the ballast water management issues and environmental issues in shipping/maritime transport
• 2007-present: expert cooperation and consultancy with GoConsult, Germany (research in the field of ballast water management, testing ballast water treatment systems on vessels, ballast water sampling, ballast water management issues and risk assessment)
• 2008-2012: professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport, lecturing on postgraduate/doctoral studies different subjects related to maritime transport
• 2001-2008: assistant, lecturer, researcher and project leader at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport
• 2007: Doctor of Science degree in the field of maritime transport, doctoral thesis title Decision Support System Model for Ballast Water Management of Vessels
• 2004-2007: postgraduate doctoral research studies in the maritime transport field at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport, focus on different aspects of the ballast water issue, risk assessment and management
• 2001-2004: postgraduate master studies in Transport Sciences at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport, direct continuation to doctoral study
• 1998-2000: undergraduate studies – Transport Technologies studies at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport, undergraduate diploma (BSc): Transport technologies engineer (Univerzitetni diplomirani inženir tehnologije prometa)
• 1996-1999: undergraduate studies – Maritime Transport – Nautical studies at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport, undergraduate diploma: Maritime transport engineer (Inženir za pomorski promet)
• 1992-1997: sailing on vessels as officer and work related to the maritime environment
• 1987-1990: undergraduate studies – Maritime Transport – Nautical studies at the Junior Maritime College Piran, Slovenia
• 1989: license of competence - Ship’s Mate (officer)
• 1987-1988: sailing on vessels as apprentice mate
• 1982-1986: Maritime High School – Nautical studies, diploma: Nautical technician (Navtični tehnik)
• 1974-1982: Elementary school Dušana Bordona and Antona Ukmarja in Koper, Slovenia

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT:

• 2018-2021: lead researcher for the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH), Hamburg, Germany) in the EU INTERREG BSR Project "Completing management options in the Baltic Sea Region to reduce risk of invasive species introduction by shipping (COMPLETE)"; responsible for Target Species criteria, Risk Assessment for Exemptions, conduct training on Ballast Water Sampling for Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement (CME), and Decision Support System for Baltic BWM
• 2016-2017: researcher in the research study „Risks of ballast water treatment by the global Shipping Industry –ROSI", conducted for project leading institution GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany
• 2016: consultancy conducted on sediment management on vessels and ports and ballast water sampling for implementation of the BWM Convention in the project Technical Assistance for Capacity Building for Prevention of Marine Pollution Caused by Ship-Sourced Wastes, conducted for Sweco Denmark A/S
• 2013-2016: Project Scientific Advisor and different work packages/activities leader in the research project "Ballast Water Management System for Adriatic Sea Protection - BALMAS", financially supported by the IPA Adriatic Cross-Border Cooperation Programme
• 2013-2014: researcher in the research study "Shipboard tests of ballast water exchange plus treatment", conducted for Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Canada and Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor, Canada
• 2013: conducted the desk study „Ballast Water Sampling for Compliance Monitoring - Ratification of the Ballast Water Management Convention" for WWF International to support developments at the IMO on ballast water sampling for compliance control and early entry into force of the BWM Convention
• 2012: lead researcher in the study "Recommendations for Representative Ballast Water Sampling" for compliance monitoring of vessels according to the IMO BWM Convention, study conducted for the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH), Hamburg, Germany); results supported IMO and EMSA activities in the development of guidelines and other documents for the uniform implementation of the BWM Convention
• 2013-2015: lead researcher in "Vectors of Change in Oceans and Seas Marine Life, Impact on Economic Sectors, VECTORS", EU 7th FP, project shipping champion, main responsibilities EU BWM, Risk Assessment and Decision Support System for EU BWM (http://www.marine-vectors.eu/)
• 2012: leading expert and researcher of the University of Ljubljana as project partner in "Preliminary Assessment of Negative (Cross-border) Impacts Deriving from Maritime Transport Safety and Introduction of Harmful Species: a case Study of Planned Modified Proposals LNG Terminals in the North Adriatic", maritime transport safety aspects and transfer of invasive species
• 2011-2012: leading researcher of the University of Ljubljana as project partner in "Vectors of Change in Oceans and Seas Marine Life, Impact on Economic Sectors, VECTORS", EU 7th FP, project shipping champion, main responsibilities EU BWM, Risk Assessment and Decision Support System for EU BWM
• 2011: lead researcher in the HELCOM study "Pilot Risk Assessments of Alien Species Transfer on Intra-Baltic Ship Voyages"
• 2010: lead researcher in the EMSA study "Testing Sample Representativeness of a Ballast Water Discharge and Developing Methods for Indicative Analysis", results supported IMO and EMSA activities in the development of guidelines and other documents for the uniform implementation of the 2004 BWM Convention (e.g., documents submitted by EU commission and states to BLG 15, EMSA meeting on ballast water sampling and the development of a Joint European Ballast Water Strategy, February 2011)
• 2010-2014: lead researcher in the Interreg IVB Project Ballast Water Opportunity study "Ballast Water Risk Assessment for intra North Sea Shipping", different work done on ballast water risk assessment, and ballast water sampling and analysis
• 2009-2011: researcher on vessels for ballast water treatment systems performances and for setting maritime inspections standards for monitoring of compliance with the IMO BWM Convention for the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH), Hamburg); results supported IMO and EMSA activities in the development of guidelines and other documents for uniform implementation of the 2004 BWM Convention (e.g., document BLG 14-INF.6, Workshop on ballast water sampling and the development of a Joint European Ballast Water Strategy)
• 2009-2011: project leader in the project "Risk Assessment and Protection and Salvage Plan for the Port of Koper – industrial accidents"
• 2009-present: conducted in cooperation with GoConsult more than 160 tests of more than 20 different ballast water management systems onboard vessels all around the world for the IMO and USA Type Approval process
• 2008: leading person and researcher of the University of Ljubljana as project partner in "Preliminary Assessment of Negative (Cross-boarder) Impacts Deriving from Maritime Transport Safety and Introduction of Harmful Species: a case Study of Planned Modified Proposals LNG Terminals in the North Adriatic"
• 2007: project leader in the project "Expert Grounds for the Selection of the Concessioner for National Public Services for Keeping and Cleaning of Slovenian Sea" conducted for the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Slovenia
• 2006: leading person and researcher of the University of Ljubljana as project partner in "Preliminary Assessment of Negative (Cross-boarder) Impacts Deriving from Maritime Transport Safety and Introduction of Harmful Species: a case Study of planned LNG Terminals in the North Adriatic"
• 2005-2008: leading person and researcher of the University of Ljubljana as project partner in "Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe – DAISIE, EU 6th FP
• 2004-2007: researcher in the national research project "Decision Model and Control of Ballast Water Management in the Slovenian Sea"
• 2004-2005: researcher in the project "National Oil and Chemical Spill Contingency Plan for Slovenia"
• 2001-2003: researcher in the national research project "Harmful Introductions and Ballast Water Management in the Slovenian Sea"

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND ACTIVITIES IN CIVIC, PUBLIC OR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS:

• 2019: conducted training on Ballast Water Sampling for Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement (CME) for Baltic countries in Hamburg, Germany, as part of the COMPLETE project
• 2016: conducted training at ballast sediment management training, Gebze Turkey, as part of the project Technical Assistance for Capacity Building for Prevention of Marine Pollution Caused by Ship-Sourced Wastes, conducted for Sweco Danmark A/S, the training was conducted for Turkey national authorities, shipping industry, shipyards and ports
• 2015: conducted regional training Seminar on Ballast Water Management and Harmful Anti Fouling Systems, Astana, Kazakhstan, as part of TRACECA Maritime Safety and Security II, to promote awareness in the Caspian and Black Sea regions and to support preparatory steps for the implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention, December 2015
• 2015: conducted regional training (train-the-trainer) on PSC under the BWM Convention with emphasis on sampling and analysis of ballast water in Gebze, Turkey; participants were from Croatia, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria and Turkey, REMPEC and IMO, June 2015
• 2014-2015: contracted as expert and lecturer for "e-CME, Ballast Water Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement" project with World Maritime University (Malmoe, Sweden), GoConsult and NIOZ (the Netherlands), Interreg IVB North Sea Program; e-CME course available at http://www.wmu.se/project/e-cme
• 2014: invited high-level expert to lecture and train EU Port State Control officers at the EMSA Training: Update on Sampling for Compliance of the IMO's Ballast Water Management Convention, EMSA, Lisbon, Portugal, October 2014
• 2014: conducted regional training on ballast water sampling for compliance monitoring and enforcement of the BWM Convention in Cartagena, Columbia; participants were from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, the Permanent Commission for South Pacific and IMO, July-August 2014
• 2013: invited high-level expert to lecture and train EU Port State Control officers at the Ballast Water II. Training - Sampling for Compliance Training Course at EMSA, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2013
• 2012: member of the GESAMP Ballast Water Working Group (IMO/UN), participated at GESAMP BWWG meetings at IMO to evaluate ballast water management systems that make use of active substances
• 2012-present: GESAMP pool of experts
• 2011: invited high-level expert to lecture and train EU Port State Control officers at the Ballast Water I. Training - Sampling for Compliance Training Course at EMSA, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2011
• 2011: invited high-level expert to present research results of the EMSA Ballast Water Sampling Study at the EMSA meeting on ballast water sampling, Lisbon, Portugal, February 2011
• 2010: invited high-level expert to lecture at the EMSA meeting on ballast water sampling, February 2010
• 2009: IMO/REMPEC trainer for ballast water management issues in the Ballast Water Management Convention implementation process in other countries
• 2008: invited high-level expert to lecture at the first EMSA meeting on ballast water issues and management, November 2008
• 2008-2013: National Focal Point for the GloBallast Partnership program (GEF/UNDP/IMO)
• 2007: chairman of the 8th meeting of the National Focal Points of REMPEC, May, 2007
• 2007-2009: Slovenian expert for Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC), Malta
• 2007-2009: Slovenian delegate/expert for European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) for different pollution and safety related issues (starting 2008 also for ballast water management issues)
• 2007-2012: consultant to the Ministry of Environment of the Republic Slovenia for the activities in the field of prevention of pollution from ships (including presidency of EU in 2008)
• 2007-2010: National Technical Correspondent for EMSA Marine Pollution Expert Exchange Programme (EMPOLLEX)
• 2006-2012: National Technical Correspondent for EU Exchange of experts in civil protection (marine pollution issues)
• 2004-2006: National Focal Point for European Programme of Exchange of Experts in the Field of Marine Pollution (EUMAREX)
• 2004-2005 and 2007-2008: Chairman of the Trilateral (Croatia, Italy and Slovenia) Sub-Commission for Ballast Water Management in the Adriatic
• 2004: head of the Slovenian delegation at the diplomatic conference held at IMO, where the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships Ballast Water and Sediments was adopted
• 2003-2012: expert member of the Slovenian delegation in the Trilateral (Croatia, Italy, Slovenia) Commission for the Protection of the Adriatic Sea
• 2003-2012: expert support to the Slovenian delegation in the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative (Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece)
• 2003-2012: expert member of the Slovenian delegation and national coordinator in the Trilateral (Croatia, Italy, Slovenia) Sub-Commission for Ballast Water Management in the Adriatic Sea
• 2003-2009: consultant to the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Slovenia in different international activities (UNEP/MAP, RAC/SPA) in the field of prevention of pollution from ships
• 2002-2009: Slovenian delegate/head of delegation to IMO MEPC, BLG and BWWG
• 2002-2009: expert cooperation with the ICES/IOC/IMO WGBOSV and ICES WGITMO
• 2002-2004: expert cooperation in different activities of the (GEF/UNDP/IMO) GloBallast program (participated also as invited expert at the First International Workshop on Ballast Water Sampling and Port Baseline Surveys & Monitoring in Brazil, 2003, where new sampling methods and equipment for ballast water sampling were presented, which were developed during Slovenian researches)
• 2002: Slovenian expert in the preparation of the Action Plan on the Introduction of Species and on Invasive Species in the Mediterranean Sea (UNEP/MAP)
• 2001-2012: member of Slovenian Society for Traffic Science
• 2001-2012: member of Maritime Law Association of Slovenia

OTHER:

ORCID ID 0000-0003-0650-1730 https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0650-1730
ARIS researcher nr. 21832 (since 2000)
SICRIS https://cris.cobiss.net/ecris/si/sl/researcher/14531