MARIN’s new Seven Oceans Simulator centre (SOSc) is another step closer to completion. The Wageningen construction company Van Swaay and their subcontractors delivered the large complex building to MARIN last week.

‘In recent months we have seen how the SOSc has increasingly taken shape,’ says Arno Bons, manager Simulation & Visualisation at MARIN. ‘We are entering a new exciting phase. Now it is up to us to continue with the design and installation of the software. A next step towards the opening next year’.

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Spherical and moving simulators

The research centre will have spherical and moving simulators, a virtual reality (VR)/augmented reality (AR) experiment room and human factor measurement and observation techniques that can be used flexibly to simulate complex maritime operations.

Bons said back in September 2022 when construction kicked off: ‘The spherical simulators with moving bridge will be unique worldwide because the environmental projection is not only all around, but also upwards and downwards. In the Maritime eXperience Lab, we research the latest VR/AR systems and apply them for maritime systems and operations, both above and below water. We can also link all simulators to each other to simulate complex multi-ship and multi-tool operations.’

Picture: MARIN SOSc aerial open view (by MARIN).

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