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DP Conference: Call for Papers

Memorial City hotel.   The committee has issued a call for papers for DP 2017, and industry professionals involved in all aspects of dynamic positioning are invited to submit abstracts.   A guideline of suggested topics found here includes many requested by past conference attendees. DP technology is rapidly evolving and the committee will consider any topics deemed of technical or operational interest, particularly when they discuss lessons learned, new technology and new approaches. Papers should be original in content and will be for the exclusive use of the DP committee.   Those

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Simulation: The Centre for Marine Simulation

a specialized visualization system that will make use of ice data coming from the ice modelling tanks to simulate realistic ice-hull interaction. Much of this work will serve to improve the level of ice modelling at the centre and assist industry to carry out operations assessment with modified DP technology.   Investment in the Future CMS opened its new Offshore Operations Simulator in late 2015, but officially started to conduct training using the new technology in 2016. The OOS simulates the bridge and operating systems of a typical platform supply vessel or anchor handling vessel. In

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GE Provides DP Sea Time Reduction Course

the accreditation to provide STR Courses too. As the industry struggles to find competent manpower, GE is a leader when it comes to training the next generation of mariners,” said Tim Schweikert, president and CEO of GE’s Marine Solutions business. GE’s Marine Solutions’ DP technology has gained wide acceptance in the marine industry. DP is a mariner-focused technology that helps mariners maintain their vessel in a predetermined heading and position. GE’s Marine Solutions recently also provided the Class A DP simulator to the DP center at the Arab Academy for Science

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Kongsberg Maritime Launches DP Training Course

Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) guidelines, is designed for onshore and offshore personnel who require a greater understanding of DP and how it can impact their role to support or manage safe and efficient DP vessel operations.    Utilizing its position as a manufacturer of DP technology, the company’s training center provides specialist training on its suite of products from DP Maintenance to Advanced DP Operator. The center encompasses an advanced vessel simulator and specialist individual consoles to provide realistic training scenarios, which are used extensively throughout

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Student Challenge: Control Airship Using Offshore DP Technology

has introduced a new student project called 'Zeppaloon' which provides students with the opportunity to resolve a complex technological task during the summer months of 2014. The assignment for the 'Zeppaloon' project is to develop a scaled unmanned airship to simulate the dynamic positioning technology that KONGSBERG uses to operate offshore vessels in challenging conditions. The challenge involves developing a prototype with sub systems such as; software, sensors and reference systems, thruster and power management and control algorithms. The prototype must be able to operate in the same

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