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O&G Skills Requirements Shifting

functions to ensure informed decision making with respect to technology adoption and change management. Developing future leaders should also be a priority.The way in which the workforce wants to learn and develop new skills is also changing. New training methods such as virtual and augmented reality, simulation and situational analysis are becoming the preferred learning method. The report shows that people want short but formally structured ‘nuggets’ of learning, increasingly delivered through simulation.Professor Paul de Leeuw, Director of Robert Gordon University’s Oil and Gas Institute

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Huard Joins MSRC

Paul Racicot, Director of the Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC), has announced the arrival of Emanuel Huard to its team. Huard took over his duties as instructor on March 11.Huard is a graduate of the Institut Maritime du Québec and holds an unlimited chief officer certificate. Prior to joining the MSRC, Huard was first mate on board passenger ships and private yachts, the most recent being The World, a private luxury residential vessel. Huard has a vast experience in various fields of navigation, including conventional and azimuthally propelled vessels, ice navigation in the

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Forum Unveils eROV Simulator Training

announced on Wednesday that it has now added the eROV to its choice of vehicles within the simulator. The new lightweight and ergonomically designed eROV Hand Controller console can also be interfaced to VMAX to allow pilots to be trained in the use of the new console.The VMAX software is a 3D ROV simulation system which is predominantly used for the training and evaluation of ROV pilots. It can also be utilized by subsea engineering teams for modeling and verification of procedures involving intervention tasks for subsea equipment.The system provides a variety of ROV scenarios designed to test pilots&rsquo

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HII: 157 Apprentice School Graduates

class:94 earned honors, a combination of academic and craft grades that determine overall performance.88 completed an optional, advanced program, earning an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. The program includes coursework in subjects such as marine design, production planning, modeling and simulation, and marine engineering. Of that number, 77 earned an associate’s degrees from Thomas Nelson Community College or Tidewater Community College; 11 earned bachelor’s degrees from Old Dominion University.35 completed Advanced Shipyard Operations Program, allowing them to continue their

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Captain Rhéaume Joins MSRC

Captain Louis Rhéaume has joined the team at Maritime Simulation and Resource Center (MSRC).At MSRC Captain Rhéaume will supervise the implementation of maritime expertise projects and provide his professional and administrative experience to the pilots in training. Captain Rhéaume is a graduate of the Institute maritime du Québec and holder of a Master Foreign Going Certificate. He was a pilot on the St. Lawrence River in the Quebec-Escoumins sector from 1984 to 2018, President of the Lower St. Lawrence Pilots Corporation from 1999 to 2001 and member of the Board

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MarTID '19 Survey: Deadline Extended

MarTID report presents clear data that must be understood by everyone in the maritime industry – especially those involved in training. That data reveals a clear transformation away from traditional training practices, and toward modern learning technologies such as internet-based e-learning and simulation.There are important messages here for all operators – both in terms of what is happening in the industry, and what it says about our acceptance of non-traditional practices in the industry. It will affect the industry across a variety of domains – operational, regulatory, budgetary

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Careers at Sea: Warsash Maritime Open Day

will be on hand to talk about the academic side of training, and current officer cadets will be there to share their first-hand experience of the training - both at the academy and on board ship.Visitors touring our new St Mary’s campus, will be able to visit the engineering and electro technical simulation suites. There will also be 'life as an officer' presentations, as well as demonstrations in the electronic chart display simulation suite. The David Moxon student residence - where cadets can live - will also be open to visitors for guided tours.Many of the major British shipping companies

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Transformation in Maritime Industry Training

MarTID report presents clear data that must be understood by everyone in the maritime industry – especially those involved in training. That data reveals a clear transformation away from traditional training practices, and toward modern learning technologies such as internet-based e-learning and simulation.There are important messages here for all operators – both in terms of what is happening in the industry, and what it says about our acceptance of non-traditional practices in the industry. It will affect the industry across a variety of domains – operational, regulatory, budgetary

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Warsash Superyacht Academy Partners with Porto Montenegro

comes at a time where Solent University is investing over £40 million ($52 million) from 2017 to 2020 in the latest technology for simulators, safety training and campus facilities. Current and planned investment includes:High tech campuses for deck and engineering trainingA state-of-the art simulation center with six full-mission bridges and an engine room  Safety training center including a purpose-built fire school, helicopter underwater escape trainer, survival pool and medical roomsGMDSS radio communications and dynamic positioning (DP) facilitiesNew cyber security center with cutting-edge

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ASL Hires Acoustics Scientist Pearce

of his thesis were the introduction and analysis of simple and effective beamforming methods applied in a novel context. These methods are designed to attenuate multipath interference while preserving the seafloor return, and the effectiveness of these methods was established through theory, simulation, and numerous field studies.Prior to joining ASL, Pearce was a System Engineer at Kongsberg Mesotech and managed projects relating to singlebeam and multibeam sonar systems. At Mesotech, he gained experience in many aspects of the product lifecycle, including requirements gathering and refinement

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Mariner Training in Brazil: Inside the Institute of Nautical Sciences

, along with computer technology, sonar and radar technology. The Navigation and Maneuvering Simulator - SIMNAV - was developed by ICN in 2011 as an aid to the teaching for the preparatory classes for the PILOT CADET exam. The first class occurred in December of the same year.“As the first bridge simulation system developed entirely in Brazil, SIMNAV is also a technological milestone in the field of maritime training, presenting unique algorithms and system architecture. It offers an ideal environment to familiarize mariners with bridge procedures. The complete bridge station can receive groups of

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Sovcomflot and ABB Open Training Center in Russia

. “Today, SCF Group operates the world's biggest fleet of ice class vessels equipped with Azipod propulsion systems. Over the years, the company has gained a vast experience of successfully operating such vessels in the severe ice conditions of the Arctic and Far Eastern sees. The new simulation center is created based on this experience, and will enable the training of highly qualified personnel required for the logistical support of large-scale industrial projects, as part of development strategy for the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation and the eastern regions of the country.&rdquo

Weeks Marine Invests in Maritime Program at Louisiana College

making this investment in our community and students,” said NTCC Chancellor William Wainwright.This is the second donation Weeks Marine has made as a business partner to Northshore Technical Community College, for a total investment of $750,000 since 2016.“Having a state-of-the-art maritime simulation laboratory will allow NTCC to expand its program offerings and provide high-tech, relevant training experiences for the entire northshore region,” said Randy Savoie, Lead Maritime Instructor. “NTCC and Weeks Marine have strategically formed a partnership to advance maritime education

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Kongsberg to Deliver Fisheries Training Simulator

Kongsberg Digital has signed a contract with Lofoten Vocational School for development and delivery of a complete new K-Sim Fishery Simulator with fish finding and fish catching applications. The simulator will be based on sophisticated Kongsberg K-Sim simulation technology and market-leading Kongsberg Maritime (SIMRAD) professional fishery equipment, including echo sounders, sonars and trawl monitoring systems. Demand for a fishing vessel specific simulator, integrating all key operations on board has grown in recent years, based on implementation of new STCW requirements (STCW-F), advancement in

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Wärtsilä acquires Transas

its solutions, bringing scale and value to the industry in need of innovation leadership.  Transas is a global market leader in marine navigation solutions that include complete bridge systems, digital solutions and electronic charts. The company is also a leader in professional training and simulation services, ship traffic control, as well as monitoring, and decision-support tools. Transas leverages the latest advances in machine learning to create a unified cloud-based platform for managing operations across the entire marine ecosystem.  The company has 22 regional offices worldwide

The K-Sim Navigation class A ship’s bridge simulator installed at Simwave is now fully operational 24/7 (Photo: Kongsberg)

Simwave Maritime Center of Excellence Opens

Simwave B.V. and Kongsberg Digital have completed the Site Acceptance Test (SAT) of one of the largest, most advanced maritime simulation suites ever delivered. The SAT, which took place January 19, means that the new Simwave Maritime Center of Excellence in Barendrecht, Rotterdam is now fully operational. As the sole simulation technology partner in the development of the unique Simwave facility, Kongsberg Digital delivered the full scope of work in accordance with the contract awarded in April 2017, which represented one of its most extensive deliveries to date. Following the SAT, all technical

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Assessing Skills in the Maritime Industry

Skills Assessment  Most operators do assess skills to some degree. But while it is easy to be compliant using a weak approach to skills assessment, it is more difficult to know whether your officers and crew are competent. Although current practice does include some very good examples at well-run simulation and training centers, structured and standardized tools to assess skills at a fine-grained level are almost non-existent.    Current best practice typically involves having a trained assessor observe the performance of skills in a simulator or at a training center, and then make an

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