IDESS IT is an independent organisation.

IDESS IT has its origins in maritime training dating back to 1989 with the International Development and Environmental Shipping School (IDESS) in Norway and Sweden, and later Subic Bay, Philippines.

Established in 2001, IDESS IT has developed software platforms specializing in assessment, competence assurance and learning management for both maritime and offshore oil and gas industries.

Drawing on its extensive experience in maritime training, IDESS IT also produces e-learning content for a broad range of clients.

Our Subject-Matter Experts are a diverse group comprised of training professionals, client company representatives, as well as specialists from Classification Societies, P&I Clubs, and surveyors.

IDESS IT, An ISO 9001:2015 certified company
An ISO 9001:2015 Certified Company

IDESS IT wins the prestigious Seatrade Maritime "Investment in People" Award.

Our Purpose

To assist in improving the quality of life of individuals and communities through vocational education and training.

Our products are designed to make a positive contribution to personal safety and well being in the workplace.

Our Values

Our values are what distinguish us and guide our actions.

  Character and Integrity

  • We are open and transparent.
  • We do what we say we will do.
  • We accept responsibility and hold ourselves accountable for our work and our actions.
  • We constantly strive for success, but will acknowledge failure in the belief that we will learn and improve from the experience.
  • We conduct our business in a socially responsible and ethical manner.
  • We strive to earn the confidence and trust of our colleagues, partners and clients.


  • Our work environment is inclusive.
  • We embrace a diversity of people, ideas, talents and experiences.
  • We believe that our differences provide strength, engender creativity and enrich our lives.


We are curious by nature, and seek to find solutions using our creativity to develop effective learning instruments and methodologies, and in so doing deliver value.


We love our environment – it is our home. We live and work in it. Our future depends on its well-being.

Our People

We are a dedicated team of individuals with a wealth of talent and experience possessing a broad range of knowledge and skills. We maintain a culture that values our differences. We welcome innovation, appreciate others and encourage contribution.

Before we embark on any project we define the performance standards to be achieved together with the client.

With respect to e-learning, our objective is to transfer knowledge and understanding to learners using the most effective means applicable to each specific project, thereby ensuring that the desired performance standards are achieved.

With respect to H.R. administration systems our objective is ensure that the systems we deliver meet the client’s specific requirements for functionality, reliability, and value. Customisation, in consultation with the client, is a standard process for us.