Simwave Polar & Ice Navigation

juni 6, 2020

EYOS Expeditions and Simwave have developed a bespoke ice navigation and expedition operations simulator course. This partnership combines sophisticated simulator technology and expert instruction from Simwave with the expertise of EYOS to deliver essential training with practical, real-world polar expeditions insight that is not found in any other course.

This innovative curriculum satisfies ice navigation training for nautical officers wishing to meet the requirements of the IMO’s International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Course – Basic & Advanced), which came into force in 2017. The Polar Code covers the full range of design, construction, equipment, operational, training, search as well as rescue and environmental protection matters relevant to ships operating in the inhospitable waters surrounding the two poles.

Simwave’s team modelled actual passages and landscapes that expedition ship officers are certain to navigate, including Antarctica’s famous Lemaire Channel, Paradise Bay, Port Lockroy and Palmer Station, along with fjords in Svalbard and the Canadian Arctic, including Bellot Strait.

The Polar Code and Expedition Operations and many available courses to cruise ship officers at Simwave. Just as in other Simwave courses (including Bridge Resource Management and Ship Handling), unique custom-made models for specific ships can be used in the simulator to give officers the most realistic training possible on their own ships.