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Case Study: Offshore Wind Simulations with Ørsted

Executive Summary MITAGS has programmed georeferenced, highly accurate visual wind turbine models of Ørsted’s proposed “Ocean Wind,” and “Revolution Wind” Offshore Wind Farms into their advanced full-mission ship simulators. This provided a platform in order to engage stakeholders. The value in the simulator is the ability to engage stakeholders from the bridge of multiple simulated […]

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MITAGS 2021 CoE for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training/Ed

On May 19th, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the designation of 27 Centers of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE). The CoE designation recognizes community colleges and training institutions that prepare students for careers in our nation’s maritime industry. These academic institutions are located in sixteen states and one U.S. territory. MITAGS was one of six dedicated maritime training centers selected for this designation. Click the headline above to read the full story...

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MITAGS launches NAV-SAFE Digital Voyages

MITAGS is starting the new year with the introduction of an exciting new type of training and assessment tool. NAV-SAFE Digital Voyages combine the interaction of a video game with the science of skills assessment. NAV-SAFE is a digital learning product which can be loaded onto a company's Learning Management System (LMS), or accessed via the internet.  This means mariners can access the product while working at sea or from home on their time off, without having to travel to a distant training center. NAV-SAFE uses technology drawn from MITAGS's powerful Wärtsilä bridge simulators combined with a polished learning experience developed in association with UK-based KILO Solutions.  Participants in a Digital Voyage navigate a ship through a challenging series of interactions with other ships, navigational hazards and weather activity. They make decisions based not only on visual information, but interpretation of data from Radar and ECDIS, and voice communications over VHF radio with other ships, traffic control and their own lookouts.

MITAGS recognized as a leader in research simulation

MITAGS’ simulation partner Wärtsila has posted an article on its web site describing the growing role of simulation in port development and ship design.  The article highlights MITAGS’ role as not just a pioneer in the use of simulators, but an industry leader in application of new technologies and capabilities. It mentions one notable project […]