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MARIN builds most realistic simulator centre for maritime operations in the world

AuthorsArno Bons
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 134
Date12 Dec 2022
Reading time12 minutes
At the virtual push of a button on September 5, Micky Adriaansens, the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy,
officially started the construction of MARIN's new Seven Oceans Simulator centre (SOSc).

With this new research facility, MARIN aims to make maritime operations safer and more efficient through the most realistic simulation of the behaviour of vessels and their interaction between maritime structures, the environment and humans. The SOSc is set to be operational at the beginning of 2024.

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Report magazine 134 MARIN builds most realistic simulator centre for maritime operations in the world
The research centre will have spherical and moving simulators, a virtual/augmented reality experiment room and human factor measurement and observation techniques that can be used flexibly to simulate complex maritime operations. Arno Bons, Manager Simulation & Visualisation, added: 'The spherical simulators with a moving bridge will be unique in the world because the environmental projection is not only all around, but also upwards and downwards. In the Maritime eXperience Lab we research the latest VR/AR systems and apply them to maritime systems and operations, both above and below water. We can also link all the simulators to each other to simulate complex multi-ship and multi-tool operations.'
With the new SOSc MARIN aims to make maritime operations safer and more efficient.