What’s Up at MITAGS?

Elisabeth Hoover Promoted to Executive Administrator at MITAGS-MCC

It is with great pleasure that we announce the promotion of Elisabeth Hoover, Academic Services Representative to MATES Program Executive Administrator, reporting directly to Executive Director, Eric Friend. As we move towards the future under new leadership with Executive Director, Eric Friend, we are excited to have formulated a succession plan that recognizes the skills […]

MITAGS-West Welcomes Ben Sleister

MITAGS is excited to welcome Ben Sleister as our new Program Manager for Marine Safety Programs. Located at our west coast campus, Ben is a great new addition to our team! He will be leading and managing all of our Marine Safety Programs, including the US Navy firefighting/damage control training, civilian/USCG  firefighting programs, and safety […]

Capt. Kjaerulff Presents at NAVTECH 2021

Earlier this month, MITAGS Director of Business Development, Captain Jonathan Kjaerulff presented at NAVTECH 2021. His presentation, titled “Training the Future Mariner,” along with other presentations from the event, can be downloaded by clicking here. Captain Kjaerulff’s presentation focused on navigating the transition with emerging technology in the maritime industry, as we are in the […]

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 […]

The Passing of Lee Chesneau

At MITAGS, we were deeply saddened upon learning of Lee’s passing.  Throughout his long career, Lee was the most ardent champion for providing mariners with timely, accurate, and understandable marine weather forecasts.  His work, along with many other dedicated professionals at the NWS Ocean Prediction Center, has prevented or mitigated countless weather related injuries, loss […]