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Prof. Tomasz Neumann

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Navigation Simulator: Professional and Academic Learning Tool for the Students of the Portuguese Naval Academy
1 Portuguese Naval School, Lisbon, Portugal
ABSTRACT: The Portuguese Naval Academy is a military school with an university status and is equipped with one modern navigation and maneuvering simulator. The Navigation Simulator (NAVSIM) plays an essential role in the academic training for the Naval Academy and for its cadets, that are using this capacity since their first academic year as a learning tool. Identifying the non-technical skills that could be trained and focusing on the specific training of the technical skills is paramount, in order to maximize the training sessions for each cadet?s year. The assessment of statistical data referring to the last 6 years is important to identify where there are gaps in the exercises, as well as how the midshipman are prepared to perform functions of watch keeping on the ships fleet.
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Citation note:
Lopes Ferreira A., Bué I.M., Lopes C.F.: Navigation Simulator: Professional and Academic Learning Tool for the Students of the Portuguese Naval Academy. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 11, No. 1, doi:10.12716/1001.11.01.17, pp. 141-148, 2017

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