The Marine Industry Authority’s (Navy) long-term development plans for training and research will soon be fueled by Seaversity’s simulation technology and virtual reality capabilities.
Seavercity CEO Ephrem dela Cerna (left) signs the Memorandum of Understanding with Navy Administrator Robert Empedrad CONTRIBUTION PHOTO
Seaversity is a technology company that offers maritime education and training institutions with playful learning experiences through augmented and virtual reality programs.
In a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between the two groups, it is stated that Marina and Seaversity will collaborate on the skills development framework under the Maritime Industry Development Plan (MIDP) through the application of simulation technology.
This comes after recognizing that securing and preserving highly skilled human resources can only be possible through effective and quality maritime education and training (MET).
The cooperation between the Navy and Seaversity includes the development of the organizational culture and practice of leading maritime education, innovation, technology and sustainability anchored on Ambisyon Natin 2040, Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022, Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Goals , other development plans and international conventions.
Another collaboration is the development of MARINA’s Learning Management System (LMS) for capacity building of Navy personnel and key stakeholders in knowledge management, information management and communication, with advice and consultancy on the technical and operational aspects of this service
Seaversity will also help strengthen the Navy’s national research and development capacity for innovation and learning.
In addition, the technology company will be engaged in the validation and pilot testing of Immersive (VR and AR and maritime educational technologies, with advice and consultancy on its technical and operational aspects.