This book assesses the state of practice and use of ship-bridge simulators in the professional development and licensing of deck officers and marine pilots. It focuses on full-mission computer-based simulators and manned models. It analyzes their use in instruction, evaluation and licensing and gives information and practical guidance on the establishment of training and licensing program standards, and on simulator and simulation validation.
1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1 Mariners - Their Work and Professional Development; 4 2 Use of Simulation in Training and Licensing: Current State of Practice; 5 3 Effective Training with Simulation: The Instructional Design Process; 6 4 Matching the Training Environment to Objectives; 7 5 Performance Evaluation and Licensing Assessment; 8 6 Simulator-Based Training and Sea-Time Equivalency; 9 7 Simulation and Simulator Validity and Validation; 10 8 Conclusions and Recommendations; 11 Appendix A: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members; 12 Appendix B: International Marine Certification Roles, Responsibilities, and Standards; 13 Appendix C: Professional Licensing Infrastructure for U.S. Merchant Mariners; 14 Appendix D: Hydrodynamics, Physical Models, and Mathematical Modeling; 15 Appendix E: Outlines of Sample Simulator-Based Training Courses; 16 Appendix F: Uses of Simulators Illustrative Case Studies; 17 Appendix G: Microcomputer Desktop Simulation; 18 Erratum