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Marine Institute – Centre for Marine Simulation (CMS)

Centre for Marine Simulation (CMS) is a research and training facility operated by the Marine Institute of Memorial University providing a comprehensive suite of marine simulation capabilities. It assists the maritime and offshore industries in mitigating the risk of accidents, in accelerating training and improving performance, and in testing new equipment designs. Particular areas of expertise include the modeling and simulation of harsh maritime environments; human performance in moving environments, small craft simulation, simulation of offshore oil and gas operations, and waterway risk analysis.

CMS operates the following specialized simulation facilities:

  • Full Mission Ship’s Bridge Simulator
  • Full Mission Offshore Support/Supply vessel Bridge Simulator
  • Tug Bridge Simulator ( Conventional and Voith Schneider Drive)
  • Cargo Operations Simulator ( Tanker operations)
  • Ballast Control (Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit)
  • Dynamic Positioning Simulators
  • Navigation and Blind Pilotage Simulator
  • Propulsion Plant Simulator
  • GMDSS Simulator
  • Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Simulators
  • Process Control Simulator
  • Lifeboat Launch Simulator
  • Web-based Navigation Instruments Simulator
  • Centre for Marine Simulation

Focus: training, educational, and research and development ranging from computer based part-task simulators to large and complex full mission simulation.

Facilities: Ballast Control and Cargo Handling Simulator; Dynamic Positioning Simulator; Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) Simulator; Fast Time Simulator; Full Mission Ship’s Bridge Simulator; Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Simulator; Lifeboat Launch Simulator; NetSim; Process Control Simulator; Propulsion Plant Simulator; Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Simulator; Simulated Electronic Navigation (SEN) Live Equipment Laboratory; Simulated Electronic Navigation (SEN) Simulator; Tug Simulator

Additionally the facility maintains numerical modelling capacity for ship designs and geographic databases.

Ocean Technology Markets: Offshore Oil and Gas; Marine Transportation

Core Technology Competencies: Information Systems, Sensors and Communications; Vessel and Platform Engineering; Risk Management and Loss Control

Cluster Affiliation: Research and training unit under the School of Maritime Studies, Marine Institute of Memorial University.

Percentage of Annual Revenues from Ocean Technology Activities: 50