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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.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2008-2
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

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)

Unity Studios Aps
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 8 000
Address
Norre Alle 22
8000 Arhus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Allan Abildgaard Kirkeby (Mr.)
DANISH INNOVATION INSTITUTE A/S

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 621
Address
Fruebjergvej 3
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
John Purdy (Mr.)
THE NAUTICAL INSTITUTE LBG - NI
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 130 274,50
Address
Lambeth Road 202
SE1 7LQ London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
David Patraiko (Mr.)
Ask Safety AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 841 244,90
Address
Trippevegen 1
6009 Aalesund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Staale Brugnot (Mr.)
SEA AND SHORE SAFETY SERVICES LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 725 673
Address
Glenamuck Road Happy Valley
18 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ben Pluck (Mr.)
Bulgarian Maritime Training Centre
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 474 443,40
Address
Vassil Drumev Street 73
9002 Varna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aleksandar Kalchev (Mr.)
THE UK INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 20 615
Address
Pera Business Park Nottingham Road
LE13 0PB Melton Mowbray
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Tranter (Mr.)