Kongsberg Digital adds cloud-based navigation simulator training

Kongsberg Digital has launched a new cloud-based navigation simulation system, an expansion of the existing online engine and radar training capabilities on its digital cloud platform.

K-Sim Navigation CLOUD was developed as part of the SkyNav project funded by Innovation Norway, and aims to enable training centres to provide simulation training in navigation and ship handling, including ECDIS and radar, in compliance with DNV’s Class D requirements.

For training institutes with onsite simulators, K-Sim Navigation CLOUD can be used as part of a blended learning programme to supplement classroom or full-mission simulator training. The application can also be used as a stand-alone by other training providers that do not have the hardware to provide their students with simulation exercises.

The system employs a physics engine and hydrodynamic modelling to create realistic training scenarios using vessels, objects, and equipment that behave and interact as in real life. A new visual system powered by Unreal Engine brings vessels, geographical areas, and various weather conditions to life within the software.

The Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP), which began using Kongsberg Digital’s K-Sim Connect platform in 2019 for cloud-based simulation training, will be the first training centre to offer K-Sim Navigation CLOUD to its students.

“Digitalisation plays an increasingly major part in improving safety, efficiency and in contributing to more sustainable maritime operations. By combining our unique domain expertise in digital solutions with our broad experience in advanced simulation technology, we are proud to raise the bar for simulation training even further,” said Andreas Jagtøyen, Executive Vice President at Kongsberg Digital.

“Following the success of our launch of cloud-based simulation solutions for engine and radar, amongst others, we have seen a great demand in the market to do the same with navigation. The advantages of online solutions are apparent; students and instructors will get increased flexibility, and the students will get much more volume training.”

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