Aboa Mare Maritime Academy and Training Center

Courses and Simulator Training

Aboa Mare

Aboa Mare is a Maritime Academy and Training Center that specialises in educating professionals in the nautical sector.

Aboa Mare develops and uses simulation and other efficient teaching methods, enabling skill and knowledge assessment.

The navigation bridges in our simulation department are equipped with real instrumentation representing different original equipment manufacturer (OEM) brands.

Aboa Mare is audited by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre to supply STCW education and training courses.

Aboa Mare is also accredited by Finnish maritime authorities to provide pilotage training and examinations.

In addition, Aboa Mare is accredited by IALA and the Nautical Institute to respectively provide VTS and dynamic positioning (DP) training. Parts of our education are audited by DNV-GL ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 18001 standards.

Degree programmes at the accredited Maritime Academy

Aboa Mare offers Bachelor and Master level education at Novia University of Applied Sciences and secondary education at Axxell vocational institute.

We educate sea captains, marine engineers, watchkeeping officers and watchkeeping engineers.

Courses for seafarers in the accredited Training Center

Aboa Mare Training Center provides safe and environmentally sustainable training, which fulfils the requirements laid down in the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) convention.

The facility provides safe and environmentally sustainable training, which fulfils the requirements laid down in the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) convention.

We offer ice navigation courses in accordance with the Polar Code, Vessel Traffic Service courses, shiphandling training in ice and ice management training, as well as customised courses for shipping companies. We also offer basic and advanced ship training, where participants will gain the minimum standard of competence for ships subject to the Code of Safety for Ships using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels (IGF Code).

Polar Code-compliant navigation training

Aboa Mare and our partners offer ice navigation training in accordance with the Polar Code, as well as shiphandling training in ice and ice management training.

The STCW Polar Code courses are carried out in association with DNV-GL and we offer both basic and advanced training. The course content is a result of co-operation with the Finnish maritime cluster.

The ice navigation course covers a full range of related themes in detail and provides practical instructions and essential information to operate safely in Polar regions or in the Baltic Sea during colder seasons.

Aboa Mare continues to develop simulator training tools in order to offer the best possible training and an optimal training environment. Our most recent R&D project is the Arctic Simulator Training Program (ASTP), which develops a next-generation simulator for adverse winter and ice conditions.

Ongoing R&D projects for maritime simulations also include:

  • Bonus STORMWINDS: strategic and operational risk management for wintertime maritime transportation
  • ChemSAR: operational plans and procedures for maritime search-and-rescue in Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea Convention (HNS) incidents
  • Meri-Erko: training of specialists for the maritime cluster by a network of higher education institutions
  • Sea traffic management (STM) validation project
  • ÄlyVESI - Smart City Ferries: new solutions and services for the intelligent transport of mass traffic in urban waterways

Hands-on training in our ship bridge and technical simulators

Aboa Mare uses the latest state-of-the-art simulator equipment and pedagogical tools to provide an enhanced maritime training experience in a simulated environment, promoting teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, and confidence.

Specialising in maritime training, research, and product development, our simulators allow the course participants and students to practice realistic situations in various conditions.

Training courses for vessel traffic services

Aboa Mare has been audited by the Finnish Transport Agency and has the accreditation to provide vessel traffic services (VTS) training courses in compliance with The International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) Guideline 1014.

Most Finnish and Norwegian VTS operators are trained by Aboa Mare.

We also train VTS operators in the Mediterranean area on behalf of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), as well as provide tailor-made training for operators who do not require IALA certificates.

STCW education courses

Aboa Mare is audited by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre to supply STCW education and training courses.

The centre is also accredited by Finnish maritime authorities to provide pilotage training and examinations.

In addition, the academy is accredited by IALA and the Nautical Institute to respectively provide VTS and dynamic positioning (DP) training. Parts of our education are audited by DNV-GL ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 18001 standards.

Contact Details

Aboa Mare Maritime Academy and Training Center
Juhana Herttuan puistokatu 21
20100 Turku
Finland
+358 44 762 3123
maritime@aboamare.fi
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www.aboamare.fi

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Simulation Training: Aboa Mare Maritime Academy and Training Centre 29 September 2017 Founded in 1813, Aboa Mare has over 200 years of experience in training the best mariners for the global market.