MITAGS is continuing to diversify, using the collective experience of our mariners to support and lead training in new industries. Having been awarded several Maryland Energy Administration grants since 2020, the MITAGS team is supporting workers entering the offshore wind energy industry through quality safety training programs. With over 90,000 new jobs expected to be […]
Last week, MITAGS joined hundreds of people in-person and thousands virtually for the 2021 IPF Together Conference held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. IPF is the premiere offshore wind energy conference in North America. Our very own, Colleen Schaffer, P.E., MITAGS’ Coastal & Simulation Engineer, spoke on a panel alongside representatives from Orsted, Blount […]
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.