Norwegian technology company Kongsberg Maritime has developed new training courses for offshore surveyors and survey engineers.
Designed with adherence to IMCA competence and assurance guidelines for offshore survey, the courses are based on the company’s products and will be conducted from its Westhill training centre in Aberdeen with an on-water practical element.
The curriculum includes a range of industry-standard courses for the UK and international maritime and offshore customers.
Expected to start in spring 2014, the first course’s initial focus will be on the use of the high-precision acoustic positioning (HiPAP) system in two separate courses by offshore surveyors and offshore survey engineers.
According to the company, the HiPAP training courses and future courses will have a practical element designed to give hands-on experience of Kongsberg products to participants, in order to improve their learning experience.
To conduct the practical element of the courses, the company has chartered the vessel True North, based out of Stonehaven.
The courses join an established training programme at the company’s sophisticated training facility and also build on the existing portfolio of dynamic positioning, automation and acoustic positioning courses.
Kongsberg Maritime training manager Euan Duncan said: "The HiPAP courses are just the start of a full programme of training for offshore surveyors and survey engineers that will focus on using high-end technology and techniques to achieve the best survey results.
"Throughout the year we will introduce new courses designed for the offshore survey industry, including training dedicated to efficient and optimal use of multibeam systems, HAIN subsea and AUVs."
With the creation of the new courses, the company will also be able to offer a range of subsea courses that focus on the technical as well as operational aspects of its subsea technology.
Image: Kongsberg offshore vessel simulator. Photo: courtesy of Kongsberg Maritime.