Centre of Excellence in Maritime Safety (CEMS)
Announced in June 2018, the Centre of Excellence in Maritime Safety (CEMS) is jointly launched by the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) and Singapore Polytechnic (SP). The Centre focuses its efforts on addressing issues in two key areas: safety of maritime navigation, as well as operations on-board vessels. It collaborates with the industry and research community to develop new technological solutions and training systems to help reduce the occurrences of maritime incidents. The evolving technological landscape, such as the rising interest in artificial intelligence and autonomous shipping, also fuel the need for relevant studies and research to be conducted to ensure safe operations at sea. For example, the Centre aims to develop navigation simulation systems to provide the ability to perform modelling and simulation for testing and optimisation of new vessel designs and operational concepts under complex port environments. At the same time, the simulators can also function as an innovative training system used to prepare the maritime workforce for future maritime operations.