One of the key features over the next two or three decades will be the increased interaction between fully manned ships, reduced manned ships and autonomous vessels in shared water spaces and how big data, new sensors and data analytics can support safe navigation.
We have been working with a range of autonomous shipping stakeholders, including autonomous vessel designers to develop and implement new BMT REMBRANDT-based solutions for improved utilisation of shared waterspaces. The focus here is firmly on key interactions in potentially hazardous situations between mariners and machines.
This has involved fusing and processing onboard sensor information, developing new BMT REMBRANDT S57+/ S100 ENC platforms allowing for dynamic datasets, (e.g. water heights, and more granular bathymetric data and tidal data) and combined with COLLREG’s cognisant machine learning.
BMT REMBRANDT is currently used by a range of autonomous vessel operators.
Our DNV certified maritime simulator is ideal for ship officer and marine pilotage training. Meeting international standards for maritime training, BMT's REMBRANDT can play a crucial role for the initial training of new entry pilots, continued professional development for experienced pilots and ship handling manoeuvring training for ship officers.
Using a marine navigation simulator to investigate complex piloting and manoeuvring procedures in a simulated environment can enhance maritime operations, improve marine pilot decision-making and reduce risk. Maritime simulation studies can range from the development of new ports through to manoeuvring large vessels in restricted channels.
Our ship simulator, can assist in the investigation of a maritime accident through simulating events with the vessel's recorded electronic data. By providing in-depth marine accident analysis, were helping authorities to understand the complexities of a shipping accident, come to a successful resolution and define mitigating measures.