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Repsol Sinopec's Educational Platform training program

Repsol Sinopec's Plataforma Educativa training program

Repsol Sinopec's Plataforma Educativa Program Truck

With 10 years on the road, Plataforma Educativa is a traveling program that seeks to foster the socio-economic development of coastal communities in the states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Espírito Santo. It is a program that Repsol carries out on a voluntary basis; that is to say, it is not linked to license conditions for the Company's operations.

The program is designed and run by Repsol Sinopec Brasil with the help of local stakeholders, communities, local councils, fishermen, the Navy, etc. A permanent dialogue is being made with them to design the Educational Platform's contents and route. Local management is being carried out by the Costa Brasilis Institute and the USP Oceanographic Institute, and it has institutional alliances with the Brazilian Navy and local councils.

On a mobile unit (platform truck), lectures are offered on environmental and safety education, as well as courses specifically aimed at the fishing community such as "Safety at sea," "Fish Processing," "MAREM - Environmental Mapping for Emergency Response at Sea," and various educational activities such as the Environmental Tarot Reading and Understanding Garbage.

In addition, the long-term partnership with the Brazilian Navy allows the professional qualification of fishermen through the courses "Level 1 Waterway Training (POP courses - Professional Fishing)" and "Auxiliary Deck-Hand (MAC).”

These are the program's results

  • 10 years of activities

  • 26 cities visited

  • 950+ fishers with professional licenses

  • 21,000+ people have participated in activities

Sustainable Development Goals

Positively influenced by Repsol Sinopec’s "Plataforma Educativa"program.
  • Logo: SDG 2. Zero Hunger

    No poverty

    Access to knowledge and opportunities for generating income and employment.
  • Logo: SDG 4. Quality Education

    Quality education

    Training both young people and adults in technical and professional skills for employment and entrepreneurship.
  • Logo: SDG 6. Clean Water and Sanitation

    Clean water and sanitation

    Support and bolster the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management.
  • Logo, SDG 12: Responsible Production and Consumption

    Responsible production and consumption

    Relevant information and raising awareness about sustainable development and environmentally friendly lifestyles.
  • Logo, SDG 14: Life Below Water

    Life below water

    Conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas, and marine resources. Provide marine and market resources to small and traditional fishing.
  • Logo, SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

    Partnerships for the Goals

    Incentivize and promote effiicent alliances between the public sector, civil society, and private institutions receiving public funding.
  • Testimonies from some program participants

Leticia Quito, biologist and manager of APA Marina Litoral Sur.

"The program is good for fishers to become professionally certified and it's also an opportunity to talk about the importance of protecting our natural resources."

Leticia Quito, biologist and manager of APA Marina Litoral Sur

Arildo Cunha, fisher and participant in the Plataforma Educativa training program.
“I've always dreamed of getting this license. Now I'm doing just fine, I'm earning more, and I feel more sure of myself when I go out to sea."

Arildo Cunha, fisher and participant in the Plataforma Educativa training program

Learn about some of our activities

Fish processing
Biodiversity and responsible fishing
Environmental education
Two fishers holding their diplomas from the Plataforma Educativa program.

Training in Professional Waterway Fishing Level 1 - POP

This course helps finishers obtain their preofessional fishing license, which formalizes their work registration, and is carried our in conjunction with the Brazillian Navy and local government offices. In addition to the training about fishing, the course includes classes on safety at sea, sea rescue, first aid, fire prevention and extinguishing, boat handling, and environmental education.
Training Professional Waterway Fishers Level 1 - POP.


A talk offered by Repsol Sinopec's Safety and Environment team as a mandatory part of the POP course. With an educational focus, this talk emphasizes the importance of safety in accident prevention and respecting hazardous areas on oil and gas drilling platforms.
Map of Brazil with purple splotches. MAREM.

MAREM - Environmental mapping for emergency response at sea

The purpose of this talk is to share with the local community this industry tool for providing emergency response at sea. The tool contains all the information about the Brazillian coastline and coastal islands, with data obtained from the Coastal Proection and Cleanup Project and Wildlife Protection Project. It provides support in planning and management of maritime emergency response operations.
Masked women manipulating fish meat.

Fish processing

A course that teaches ways to use every last bit of our food products and prevent the creation of waste. The focus is on women, as a less-privileged audience in fishing, as a means to contribute to their social inclusion and access to income. This course is carried out in collaboration with the São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro fishing institutes.
Marcelo Szpilman giving a talk.

Biodiversity and responsible fishing

A talk held by Marcelo Szpilman, Director-President of AquaRio - Marine Aquarium of Rio de Janeiro, in which he separates the facts from the common misconceptions about sharks and teaches us their importance to the health of the oceans. His talk also highlights the need to preserve fishing resources via responsible consumption and distributes the Responsible Consumption Guide developed by AquaRio.
A woman giving a talk on environmental education.

Environmental education

Actions that help build closer relationships with the boroughs and which are well received by educational system burocrats. Conducive to good relationships.

-Environmental tarot reading: a fun activity that makes a game out of focusing on environmental issues.

-Understanding waste: different kinds of waste found on beaches and in the ocean, their possible origins, and the actions necessary to prevent and mitiage the problem.