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Training engineers for remotely operated ships of the future


Lokuketagoda, G and Miwa, T and Jayasinghe, SG and Ranmuthugala, SD, Training engineers for remotely operated ships of the future, 19th Annual General Assembly - AGA 2018, 17-19 October 2018, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 207-214. ISBN 9788494731174 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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A key driver within the developments of today’s maritime technology is the quest for autonomous or rather remotely operated ships. With the current pace of advancements, it is inevitable that autonomous ships will become a key driver within the shipping industry during the next 30 years. The role of marine engineers will then shift from seafarers to shore based personnel requiring new skills and expertise that are yet to be clearly defined. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to identify and discuss this emerging area from a Maritime Education and Training (MET) perspective. The paper highlights potential use of simulator-technologies and their advantages in training engineers for future autonomous ships. In addition, the paper discusses the limitations of simulator-based training approaches and new developments required within MET institutes to cater for the broader training and education needs of future autonomous ship engine room machinery operators.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:engine simulator training, autonomous ships, remotely operated ships
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Marine engineering
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Lokuketagoda, G (Mr Gamini Lokuketagoda)
UTAS Author:Jayasinghe, SG (Dr Shantha Jayasinghe Arachchillage)
UTAS Author:Ranmuthugala, SD (Professor Dev Ranmuthugala)
ID Code:129394
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Seafaring
Deposited On:2018-11-28
Last Modified:2021-01-06
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