The complex simulation system that is currently at Piri Reis University constitutes the very first example of its kind with its cloud based, remotely accessible, multifunctional and touchscreen operating system. The simulators have 17 simulation mediums, 7 basic simulator types, 50 different type of ships, 50 maritime geographic locations, 3000 various auxiliary vessels and objects. It is composed of different and special type simulators, ranging from the bridge to the engine room, vessel traffic system to fishing, virtual shipyard and harbor simulation to ship modelling, with training classrooms and briefing halls.

The simulators in the system present a display capability that has superb resolution with the support of the most advanced and up-to-date projection system. The various sorts of ships, auxiliary objects, charts and communication systems, and maneuvering operations are utilized to create an excellent hands-on training opportunity with authentic data simulation under all kinds of sea and weather conditions, day and night.

The simulators provide not only all training standards of STCW with its capabilities and facilities but also provide standards for setting the sample to maritime education.

Besides powerful visual interaction there are real ship handling consols, ploting aids, touchscreens, communication equipments, panels and circuits to give the sense of reality in the simulators

The simulator training is based on scenarios from the basic level to the most advanced and complicated level prepared by the instructors in accordance with the needs and level of the training. As the scenarios are conducted by the instructors they may test the trainings at any instant during the practice. The instructor can also monitor the events through the Evaluation and Assessment System and debrief the participants at the end of the each training session.

The simulators have the capacity of up to 200 trainees at the same time.

Cloud-based Simulators have more than 400 computers, 16 servers, 422 monitors, 38 projectors, using more than 30 configurations by means of more than 150 special equipment components.

Simulators have different training mediums including; 3 FMSS (Full Mission Simulator System) bridge (360, 330 and 270 degrees field of vision), Full Mission Engine Room, LCHS (Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator), ARPA, ECDIS, GMDSS, Crane Simulator with moving platform, DP (Dynamic Positioning), Anchor Handling, Tug, Yacht, Fishing, PISCES (Potential Incident Simulation Control and Evaluation System), VTS, Model Wizard.

Apart from Simulator spaces, there are 2 multifunctional classrooms, 2 multifunctional Engine Room Classrooms, 4 briefing rooms. All the system can be controlled from Main Control Room. Scenario loading and instructor intervention during the training can also be made from this Main Control Room.

In the Engine Room Simulators there are control panels, touch screen monitors, command panel and circuits similar to Bridge simulators to give the real training opportunity.

In the GMDSS simulator and classroom real on-board communications are implemented in the operator rooms.



Oceangoing Master A. Celalettin GÜLLAPOĞLU

Simulators Coordinator

E-Mail: cgullapoglu@pirireis.edu.tr