Foundation NNVO

NNVO, the National Nautical Traffic Service Training, is the key training institute for the nautical sector. We work on behalf of the port authorities, the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management (Dutch: Rijkswaterstaat), provinces and municipalities. With a team of 17 professionals we coordinate and organize training courses for VTS operators and bridge and lock operators. NNVO prepares students for a professional practice that requires high-quality (professional) knowledge. In addition, we facilitate cooperation and knowledge exchange between the waterway managers.

NNVO is a non-profit foundation with a Board Committee and a Board of Management. The board members establish the vision for NNVO and assure the quality of the agency. The board also defines the NNVO strategy, supervises financially sound business management and determines the fees.

Annual reports

Board Committee

  • Mr J.W. van de Geer, Chairman of the Board, Head of Department Strategy and Policy, WDODelta
  • Mr R.J. Gutteling, Head of the VTS and Deputy Harbour Master, Port of Rotterdam 
  • Mr A. Stuulen, Task Manager Mobility, province of Fryslân
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Board of Management

  • Mr J.W. van de Geer, Chairman of the Board, Head of Department Strategy and Policy, WDODelta
  • Mr C.A. Duvekot, Harbour Master at Port Authority and Scheveningen Traffic Control Centre 
  • Mr R.J. Gutteling, head of the VTS and deputy Harbour Master, Port of Rotterdam  
  • Mr M. Hage, Shipping Traffic and Water Management Department Head south west Netherlands, Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management
  • Mr J. Hollander, North Sea Port Harbour Master
  • Mr J.W. Husslage, Head of Operations, Port of Amsterdam
  • Mr J.H. Post, Head of Water Infrastructure Department, Water systems sector, Waternet
  • Mr A.J. Schuitmaker, Deputy State Harbour Master, Head of Port Facilities Product Group, Den Helder
  • Mr A. Stuulen, Task Manager Mobility, province of Fryslân
  • Mr P. van der Wal, Harbour Master at Groningen Seaports

NNVO Agency

  • Mr drs. P. Kuijt, Director
  • Mr A.J. Keller, Head of VTS Training Courses
  • Mr. B. Struijk, Teacher & Functional Manager VTS
  • Mr K. Huisman, Nautical Curricular Strands Coordinator
  • Ms C.T. de Beer-Kouer, Management Assistant
  • Ms E.G. Achten, Educational Consultant MSc.
  • Ms C.J. Blind-Rijkhoek, Educational Consultant MSc.
  • Ms J. van Eck-de Jong, Educational Consultant MSc.
  • Mr J.A. Jonker, Teacher
  • Mr E. Zwaans, Teacher
  • Mr D. le Roy, Financial Controller
  • Ms E.M. Pelgrim-Buis, Communication Specialist
  • Ms A. Klinge, Secretariat
  • Ms J. Kooij, Secretariat
  • Ms K. Koot, Secretariat
  • Ms I. van den Blink, Secretariat
  • Mr J.H. Dekker, VTS Advisor
  • Mr J.J.M. Weststrate, VTS Advisor

Commissions and executive organization

Examination commission
The examination commission guarantees the quality of examination and certification of all programs within NNVO. This commission consists of two experts from the professional field, an external teacher from secondary vocational education or a comparable educational institution and an Educational Expert from NNVO. Appointed members are: Erik de Haan (chairman), Janneke van Eck (secretary), Egbert IJmker (member) and Patrick Randel (member). The Examenkamer has been appointed for independent recurring supervision of both the exams and the examination commission.

Executive organization
The Commission of Certification and Auditing (CCA) has been renamed as of January 1, 2023. The new name is: executive organization. Its members retain a large part of the tasks of CCA, particularly regarding the organization and development of exams. However, the handling of fraud, substantive complaints and the determination of exams and exam processes has gone to the examination commission. The examination commission will monitor the executive organization.

Commission of Experts
The practical relevance of the training courses that NNVO provides, is monitored by the Commission of Experts (CoE). The members of the CoE are responsible for the relevance of the course material. In fact, they check whether the working method described applies to the organization they represent.

NNVO has a Commission of Experts for the VTS training and a Commission of Experts for the nautical curricular strands. These commissions consist of representatives of VTS authorities and Waternet, who have the course material assessed by subject matter experts. 


Onderwijskundig adviseur Janneke van Eck nu ook toetsdeskundige

NNVO heeft sinds kort een toetsdeskundige in huis. Onderwijskundig adviseur Janneke van Eck heeft namelijk succesvol haar opleiding tot toetsdeskundige afgerond. Hoewel bij NNVO verschillende onderwijskundig adviseurs werkzaam zijn, was geen van hen tot nu toe gespecialiseerd in toetsen.

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Opleiding Brug- en sluisoperator ingeschaald op NLQF-niveau 3

De programmaraad van het bureau NCP NLQF heeft de inschaling van de opleiding Brug- en sluisoperator positief beoordeeld. De opleiding is ingeschaald op het nationale NLQF-niveau 3 en het daaraan gekoppelde Europese EQF-niveau 3. Hiermee is het diploma vergelijkbaar met mbo 3-niveau. 

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Provincie Noord-Holland zet simulator in voor trainen brug- en sluisoperators

De provincie Noord-Holland maakt sinds kort gebruik van een simulator om brug- en sluisoperators te trainen in het bedienen op afstand. Agnes Weber en Mike Backers van provincie Noord-Holland vertellen er meer over.

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Marten Meesweg 115
3068 AV Rotterdam
Tel. +31 10 311 00 95

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