Automation and maritime simulation

Maritime traffic is increasing, and ships are getting faster while energy consumption needs to be minimized. The global climate change, among other things, leads to new maritime roads being opened in the polar regions. The cognitive load increases while demands on deckhouse work is tightened, at the same time as crews become multicultural and smaller.

In order to secure that the work at sea should run safely and meet new criteria; new work routines, technologies and better tools are required. Particularly the knowledge of ice navigation, safe navigation and flexibility at work is important, and all these areas can be built up and tested using maritime simulation.

Our focus is on: 

  • Knowledge and good conditions for development and innovation in a simulated environment. Our research has an important role in the industry's education and development work, mainly nationally, but also internationally.
  • Having a strong cooperation in development and innovation activities in the Finnish shipping clusters (including shipbuilding, subcontractors, authorities, shipping companies, etc.).
  • Collaborating with other national and international actors in shipping so that the staff's knowledge and infrastructure at Novia shipping are utilized to their full potential.
  • Strengthening the role as an appropriate test environment for instrument and software manufacturers.


Find out more about our projects and our publications  by visiting our Swedish website.