Simwave Newsletter October 2021

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Message from our CEO Marcel Kind

Happy Friday! 

Every Friday I read all course evaluations of the week and as a team we analyse how participants received our training. On the same time all instructors need to review their own courses as well and with all data we analyse in which fields we can do better. Overall, as a CEO of Simwave I am very excited about the overall performance but as our team knows we are always looking to do things better. This process has to be done together with our clients and this requires a lot of time, but performance improvements is what drives us.

One of the area’s we invest big time is our Learning Management System / Competence Management System. Not only how we structure online courses, implementing adaptive learning strategies, but also how to engage participants and analyse data to understand performance. In 2021 as well as planned for 2022, we further expand our development team and create online bespoke training with a fully inhouse developed LMS/CMS to always understand our clients needs. 

The same improvement strategy we do with our assessment program. The Simwave Assessment Program for nautical competency has been further improved. More scenarios available as well as our accredited partner program are important for us. Our Assessment Program is also available in the Philippines with our accredited partner Philcamsat. In the newsletter you learn more about our assessment program.

Our quality does not stay unnoticed. Our digital twin modelling and training program for the pipe-laying vessel Amazon has been shortlisted for the Dynamic Positioning Award 2021 by the Offshore Support Journal. On the 17th of November the award winner will be announced. 

From November onward we also make more open courses available among our IGF courses basic and advanced. In the newsletter you will find the agenda. 

I hope this newsletter is informative and if you like to learn more feel free to contact me or one of our team members.

Many thanks and stay safe! 

Marcel Kind
CEO & Founder


An Expansion to The World: New partner in Asia

In order to meet the high requirements in the market, Simwave is expending its location in Netherlands to the other parts of the world. The first simulation assessment centre is set up in Manila, Philippines under the cooperation between Simwave and Philcamsat. As a certified assessment centre, Philcamsat is expecting to serve the assessment for assesses from Eastern Asia and Southeast Asia with the same standard, greater convenience and more optimal operation. 

Improvement of the program
As our original philosophy, the main methodology of the program is the SHIP model which consists of four main components and is detailed in 23 skills. 
(1)    Ship Handling & Navigation
(2)     Human factor
(3)     Internal and external factors
(4)     Procedures.

The SHIP model and an example representation of a performance in graph.

The SHIP model is subdivided into 6 competence groups with the same skills but the scores were applied with specific weight for each skill. The aim is to obtain a better result of performance of the assesses with different ranks. In the new program, the key groups include Navigation, COLREGs, Ship Handling, Human, Internal/External and Procedure.

This approach will give a clear picture over the performance of the candidate in each group, which can help to identify which competences he or she needs to improve with additional training for the desired ranks. The new standard assessment report is also enhanced with automatic grading function.

Introduction of Technical Assessment Program
With the same demand for assessment of engineering and electrical officers, Simwave is working on developing a new program for such requirements. In this assessment, some simulators such as the Engine Room simulator and High Voltage are used. The Engine Room simulator can be connected to the bridge simulator for specific scenarios. The assessment methodology and procedures remain the same as the nautical assessment program. This introduction hope to offer fairness in assessment for both Nautical and technical officers.


Update about our Learning Management System  

Together with our clients our LMS development team has been working very hard on different updates and a future development program. Within the next months we will further increase the user experience with the release of new features and herewith we like to share some insights form our development team. 

Management System
The renewed management system makes it possible to manage different roles and to see progress on courses per individual, group and/ or company level.  It will be possible to analyse areas where scoring is above average or under average. From where courses can be pushed to selected individuals and/ or groups on low scoring competence areas.  It is also possible for companies to easily appoint courses to their own employees in the LMS system. 


Read the full article about Management System, Adaptive Learning and Certification on our website

Open enrolments

On our website we offer a range of open courses. These courses will be extended in the coming period. The open courses that we are offering at the moment are LNG introduction for shoreside personnelPolar & Ice Navigation (Polar & Ice Navigation Basic now also online!) , DP Familiarization CourseSTS operationsNavigation Assessor CourseIGF course.

Please have a look at our open courses.


  • IGF Code course 22 – 26 November 2021
  • Polar & Ice Navigation 29 October – 3 December 2021
  • DP Familiarization 20 & 21 December 2021

In our Learning Management System we also offer a lot of different courses. If you would like to know more please contact us

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