The Marine Pollution Control Simulator (MPCS) project aims to develop a cloud-based tool easily reachable through different platforms (mobile, tablet, or laptop), that provides training, response exercises, assessment, and performance evaluation of the marine pollution control at the following levels:
- collective and individual competence,
- regional, national, and supranational levels,
- small and large-scale scenarios.
MPCS is an innovative tool as no similar tools exist in marine pollution control or related area. MPCS is adjustable to individual or collective training and exercising, allowing the development of collective competence in a virtual environment. Other state of the art virtual simulation tools are focused on the development of individual competence only. MPCS will also allow for a Response Capacity Assessment of the involved actors facing an incident, based on the potential pollution scenarios.
Supported by mathematical models, Discrete-Events Simulation, and Game-based Learning, MPCS adopts the game approach as a learning experience to allow the player to understand the subject matter within a real-world context. This approach improves the interface and increases the actor’s involvement. Therefore, MPCS constitutes a better tool for acquiring competence.
Furthermore, the Massive Multiplayer Gaming technique allows simultaneous involvement of several players located in different places. This makes it possible to assess the performance of the team that face a specific scenario (such as an oil spill) without employing physical means needed in a real environment exercise.
QUALISEG, ENGENHARIA E GESTAO LDA – PT
Address: Rua da Bela Vista 110 - 2A, 2825-004 CAPARICA, Portugal
INSTITUTO PROFISSIONAL DOS TRANSPORTES E LOGISTICA DA MADEIRA – PT
ECOSISTEMAS VIRTUALES Y MODULARES SL – ES
UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA – PT
DIRECCAO GERAL DA AUTORIDADE MARITIMA – PT
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