A new Action Plan, launched at COP 27 by UN organizations, shipowners and unions, sets out recommendations to upskill seafarers to meet shipping’s decarbonization goals. The plan is in response to findings from new research, the modeling of which cautions that as many as 800,000 seafarers will require additional training by the mid-2030s. The research was conducted by leading maritime consultancy DNV and commissioned by the Maritime Just Transition Task Force Secretariat. The Action Plan makes recommendations for industry, governments, seafarer unions and academia (including training providers). These recommendations include: Strengthening global training standards, Ensuring a health-and-safety-first approach, and Establishing advisory national maritime skills councils.