Kongsberg Digital signed a partnership agreement with the University of South-Eastern Norway to develop cloud-based simulation exercises for the international maritime education market.
nder their collaboration, the University of South-Eastern Norway will develop exercises for cloud simulation, delivered via Kongsberg Digital’s K-Sim Connect platform to their own students as well as others located all over the world.
As explained, the company has signed a partnership agreement with USN, in order to scale up the scope of maritime training.
In fact, this is the first commercial agreement with an external partner and will enable USN to develop its cloud-based training products and distribute them globally via KDI’s digital platform, K-Sim Connect.
What is more, the aims of the partnership complement both the cloud-based maritime simulation initiative supported by Innovation Norway – which has the aim of addressing the global need for easily accessible, high quality, simulation-based training solutions for teaching and practicing navigation – and the COAST (Centre of Excellence in Maritime Simulator Training and Assessment) project, for which USN is the host institution.
In light of the situation, Petter Aasen, Rector at USN, noted:
The move from physical simulators to cloud-based solutions will enhance our educational programs and make us ready for the future of maritime professional training. The teaching methods and technology developed through this partnership will strengthen the quality and relevance of maritime training, both continuing and advancing education for a working life that is changing rapidly.
Cloud simulator solutions will also be adapted for post-qualification training and will contribute to simplifying the process of regular certificate renewals, increasing opportunities and flexibility within the sphere of maritime education.
For KDI, this agreement means that we can both develop and ensure the quality of our cloud simulations in cooperation with a partner with extensive competence in using simulators for education and research purposes.
….Andreas Jagtøyen, Executive Vice President, Digital Ocean, Kongsberg Digital, concluded.