This project will build on the AIF Round IV 'Small Craft Simulation Project,' which saw the successful development of the SurvivalQuest and MarineQuest simulators. Through this project, the team will further refine and develop simulator technologies and collaborative virtual environments that train workers in the offshore petroleum and shipping industries to improve safety of life at sea.
It will investigate linkages between learning and the level of presence produced by simulation and virtual environments. In collaboration with Virtual Marine Technologies (VMT), it will advance existing emergency response training simulation prototypes to commercially ready production systems. CAE Professional Services Inc. will provide access to its vast international network and help VMT define and direct the commercialization strategy.