A new cloud-based simulation service for maritime radar training has been launched that enables instructors to manage and control exercises with realistic radar simulations.

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Kongsberg Digital’s K-Sim Navigation radar application means students can train remotely. Photo: Kongsberg Digital

Kongsberg Digital’s K-Sim Navigation radar application introduces a new line of navigation instruments based on IMO performance standards, leveraging the K-Sim Navigation functionality and cloud technology. The e-application means students can practice and prepare for their exams anytime, anywhere and at their own pace.

“The next-generation digital training tools are flexible, adaptable to changing training needs and specifically designed to enhance knowledge, safety and sustainability in the evolving maritime industry,” said Andreas Jagtøyen, executive vice president at Kongsberg Digital. “Our legacy in simulation excellence, combined with our state-of-the art cloud technology, puts us in a unique position of setting a new standard in maritime training.”

Designed to be compliant with the IMO Model Courses 1.07 and 1.08, the eLearning tool assists in delivery of learning objectives such as marine radar operational principles; radar navigation and plotting; use of radar in Search and Rescue (SAR); and use of ARPA.

The radar simulation application is the first in a line of training applications to be released on K-Sim Connect as part of the K-Sim Navigation portfolio. Within the next few months the radar application will be supplemented with ECDIS, followed by increased functionality for the complete cloud-based K-Sim Navigation, which will be compliant with all the requirements for ship officer training as stated in the STCW convention.

By Rebecca Jeffrey