At MPI, we're proud to partner with Kongsberg, whose products are central to our simulator training courses. Not only does Kongsberg deliver a technically impressive product, but they're also industry leaders when it comes to continuing education and developing best practices.
This October, John Botsford, MPI's Facilities and Simulator Manager, traveled to Athens, Greece for Kongsberg's annual Digital Simulator User Conference for three days of programs, panels, and field trips.
"Athens was a great selection for a conference, as it's where much of our maritime history began," said Botsford. "It also allowed us to see the brand new KSIM in action at Tsakos—one of MPI's clients and a well-known industry veteran."
The KSIM navigation platform, along with engine room and other simulation improvements, should bring an even higher level of virtual training to MPI's pilots.
While the conference had a technological focus, plenty of the content was geared toward human implementation and even human error. "The level of professionalism is increasing," said Botsford. "Lessons learned in a classroom are being brought to the bridge team and assessed to improve the overall bridge environment."
As always, we're excited to keep pace with our rapidly progressing field—and will never complain about professional development in cities as beautiful as Athens.
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