Repsol's Plataforma Educativa training program

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. Repsol carries out this program on a voluntary basis; that is to say, it's not linked to license conditions for the company's operations.

Plataforma Educativa truck

Plataforma Educativa

The program is designed and run by Repsol Brasil with the help of local stakeholders, communities, local councils, fishermen, the Navy, etc. A permanent dialogue is being held 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).”

Results of the program

10 years

of activities

26 cities




professional licenses



participating in activities

Learn about some of our activities

Two fishermen show the diploma of the Plataforma Educativa programme.

Training in Professional Waterway Fishing Level 1 - POP

This course helps finishers obtain their professional fishing license, which formalizes their work registration, and is carried out in conjunction with the Brazilian 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 in Professional Waterway Fishing 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. 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.

Women handling fish.

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 girl gives 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.