@article{Lopes Ferreira_Bué_Lopes_2017, author = {Lopes Ferreira, Antonio and Bué, Isabel and Lopes, Custodio}, title = {Navigation Simulator: Professional and Academic Learning Tool for the Students of the Portuguese Naval Academy}, journal = {TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation}, volume = {11}, number = {1}, pages = {141-148}, year = {2017}, url = {./Article_Navigation_Simulator:_Professional_Lopes Ferreira,41,710.html}, 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.}, doi = {10.12716/1001.11.01.17}, issn = {2083-6473}, publisher = {Gdynia Maritime University, Faculty of Navigation}, keywords = {Maritime Education and Training (MET), Navigation Simulator, Academic Learning, Portuguese Naval Academy, MET System in Portugal, NAVSIM, Training Model, Competences} }