Kongsberg Digital “Kongsberg International Simulator User Conference 2019” was held in Rotterdam (Netherlands) at the SS Rotterdam Hotel from 25 till 26 September, 2019.

The conference was attended by about 200 delegates representing 29 countries, including 75 different companies and organizations (universities, enterprises and organizations of the shipbuilding and oil and gas industry, crewing, classification associations and training centers) that use Kongsberg brand equipment.

The conference was organized by a Norwegian company – manufacturer of marine simulators Kongsberg Digital.

National University “Odessa Maritime Academy” was represented by E.M. Ozhenko, Head of Automation of Ship’s Diesel and Gas Turbine Plants, Candidate of Technical Sciences.

The purpose of the conference was to exchange knowledge, experience and identify common issues related to development and using of simulators in the training, retraining and advanced training of naval specialists.

Particular attention was also given to the ability of university’s teachers and trainer instructors to take into account aspects of the human factor in learning, preparing, summarizing and assessing knowledge in order to enhance non-technical skills.

During the conference, meetings were held with representatives of Kongsberg Digital and the issues of further cooperation were discussed. The representatives of Kongsberg Digital and many other organizations were invited to participate in the “ETC-2020 International Forum”, where Kongsberg Digital was a partner of the conference. Besides, the conference made a presentation of Kongsberg Digital’s marine K-Sim simulators and participants had an opportunity to visit the Simwave Marine Training Center.