Streamlined Maritime Education & Training

The maritime field has seen significant technological advancements in recent years, with a predominant focus on hardware. However, hardware is only half of the solution, as the human aspect—learning and training sailors to effectively operate hardware—is often overlooked. As the maritime environment becomes increasingly complex, it is crucial to address the gap in advanced training for sailors and officers. By providing state-of-the-art training programs based on evidence-based learning methods and incorporating insights into how the brain works, we can tailor our programs to individual learning needs, improving the quality of training while saving time. By balancing technological advancements with innovative training methods, we can cultivate a highly skilled and adaptable maritime workforce capable of meeting the challenges that lie ahead.

Adaptive Training Modules

We specialize in providing efficient and focused training for maritime personnel who need to acquire complex skills quickly and effectively. Recognizing the unique challenges faced by professionals in the maritime field, we have designed our training programs to extract the core skills and competencies required for success. By concentrating on the most critical aspects of each training program, we save you time and enable your personnel to become proficient in a significantly shorter time frame than traditional methods.

Our training solutions emphasize the following aspects:

  1. Customized, streamlined courses: Upon receiving the learning objectives and required competencies from you, we develop a customized, streamlined training course tailored to your specific needs. This ensures that your personnel receive targeted training that addresses their unique requirements and operational contexts.
  2. Advanced learning strategies: Our training programs utilize advanced learning and skills training strategies, incorporating adaptive learning, simulation-based training, and virtual reality technology where appropriate. These strategies enable us to maximize the effectiveness of our training while minimizing instructional time.
  3. Integration with existing programs: We can help in reducing instructional time of existing courses by applying our advanced learning and skills training strategies, while ensuring that our training solutions are seamlessly integrated with your current training programs.
  4. Collaborative and immersive learning: Our training programs emphasize collaboration and immersive learning experiences, allowing participants to engage in realistic scenarios and apply their newly acquired skills in real-world situations. This hands-on approach enhances retention and accelerates skill development.
  5. Continuous improvement: We regularly evaluate and update our training programs to ensure they remain relevant and effective in the face of evolving maritime challenges. By gathering feedback from participants and facilitators, we continuously refine our courses to better meet the needs of maritime personnel.

Our comprehensive suite of training solutions ensures that your maritime personnel acquire the skills and competencies necessary for success in the maritime field. By focusing on the most critical aspects of each training program and utilizing advanced learning strategies, we deliver efficient, effective, and targeted training that prepares your personnel to excel in their roles. Contact us today to learn more about our customized, streamlined training courses and how they can benefit your organization.

Operational Team-Based Learning (OTBL)

In response to the unique challenges faced by sailors and officers in the maritime environment, we have developed the Operational Team-Based Learning (OTBL) program. This innovative approach combines the strengths of team-based learning with practical, hands-on experiences while at sea, ensuring that participants can effectively apply their learning in real-world situations.

Key components of the OTBL program:

  1. Contextualization: The program is designed to address the specific challenges and demands faced by sailors and officers, preparing them to excel in the maritime field.
  2. Flexible and adaptive curriculum: The OTBL curriculum focuses on immediate practical application, with built-in adaptability to accommodate the ever-changing operational environment. The curriculum incorporates adaptive learning elements to ensure that the program remains relevant and useful in various situations.
  3. Collaborative learning: The OTBL approach emphasizes collaboration within onboard teams, encouraging participants to share their expertise, experiences, and insights to enhance learning outcomes for everyone involved.
  4. Assessment and feedback: A robust assessment system, incorporating a mix of formative and summative assessments as well as peer evaluations, will be used to evaluate the learning outcomes of participants. Regular feedback will be provided to help participants identify areas for improvement and track their progress.
  5. Integration with existing training programs: The OTBL approach will be integrated with existing training programs, complementing and enhancing these initiatives as part of a broader strategy for improving performance and readiness in the maritime field.
  6. Scalability and sustainability: The program is designed to be scalable and sustainable, with the ability to adapt to the evolving needs of Maritime Education and Training. Facilitators, materials, and resources will be updated regularly to maintain their relevance and effectiveness.

Implementing OTBL

Implementation steps for the OTBL approach:

  1. Define SMART learning objectives that address the unique challenges and demands of the maritime environment.
  2. Develop a flexible and adaptive curriculum that covers the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies, emphasizing immediate practical application.
  3. Select and train facilitators with experience in the maritime field and teach them how to implement the OTBL approach and provide feedback to participants.
  4. Develop materials and resources, such as reading materials, videos, case studies, and practical exercises, that support the learning objectives and curriculum.
  5. Implement the program at sea, organizing participants into teams and providing them with materials and resources to complete the self-study and team-based learning activities.
  6. Evaluate the program to determine its effectiveness in achieving the learning objectives and gather feedback from participants and facilitators to make adjustments and improvements.

Neuroadaptive maritime simulator training

We are currently investigating the potential of neuroadaptive training to enhance the efficiency and reduce the operational costs of maritime simulators. Our feasibility studies are in progress, and we are excited about the possibilities this innovative approach may offer in optimizing maritime training. We will be providing updates on our findings and progress in the near future. Stay tuned for more information on this cutting-edge development in the world of maritime simulation and training.


AVR Maritime

Our partner AVR Maritime from The Netherlands provides comprehensive support for your maritime integration processes and projects, drawing on extensive hands-on experience in multidisciplinary engineering, R&D, and ship operations, combined with the latest academic developments and insights.