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The development project for an innovative 3D virtual team-training maritime safety simulation platform to meet the latest EU safety requirements for sea and seafarers’ emergency response training

Objective

The aim of this project is to design a 3D virtual and interactive team-training software platform to serve the seafarers’ safety training needs and to meet EC’s recent safety requirements, set up for the various maritime industries. The prototype to be delivered will be a distributed, scalable, collaborative interactive simulation environment that will enable training of seafarers. The proposed system will avoid the simulation paradigm where the trainee selects one of a number of pre-set drill-oriented choices at a predictable decision point. Instead, using an interactive games paradigm, the trainees will be able to practice situation and cue assessment, problem diagnosis, decision making and action coordination, proactive response to a critical incident. The realistic 3D virtual replica would enable trainees to act, see, issue commands, cooperate and communicate as if they were physically onsite. The proposed training platform will increase the proper emergency preparedness of the ship crew and will create a highly increased level of safety consciousness. The system will provide maritime training centres with the opportunity to train more efficiently seafarers from the various maritime sectors, thus enabling various stakeholders, i.e. European Shipowners, to meet the strict legislative requirements adopted by EU in regards to maritime safety e.g. the ISM Code. Developing advanced skills and competences among seafarers in relation to emergency responses will enable them to prevent unsafe situations, and prepare for effective actions when incidents occur. This will not only minimize the possibility of business interruption and loss of property, thus reducing the economic loss, but will also have a massive impact on preserving the European marine environment by reducing the oil spills in the sea and most importantly decreasing significantly the chances of sustaining injuries and loss of human life.
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Coordinator

WORLD MARITIME UNIVERSITY

Address

Fiskhamnsgatan 1
211 18 Malmo

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 42 000

Administrative Contact

Michael Baldauf (Dr.)

Participants (7)

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Unity Studios Aps

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 8 000

DANISH INNOVATION INSTITUTE A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 621

THE NAUTICAL INSTITUTE LBG - NI

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 130 274,50

Ask Safety AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 841 244,90

SEA AND SHORE SAFETY SERVICES LTD

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 725 673

Bulgarian Maritime Training Centre

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 474 443,40

THE UK INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 20 615

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 243689

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2010

  • End date

    31 October 2012

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 890 139,80

  • EU contribution

    € 2 242 871,80

Coordinated by:

WORLD MARITIME UNIVERSITY

Sweden