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Kognifai “open ecosystem”. “With the offshore windfarm owners. wind farms — are now seen as a way of ment scheme for seafarers in need of new cloud, you have in? nite computing pow- “Kognifai can use data from different earning on moving offshore oil and gas skills, like W2W; or refresher courses.

er. All you need is internet access and a applications (like those apps already tap- crews. browser,” says Kongsberg chief technol- ping a ship’s coms) to keep an offshore In 2016, Uptime sold to two other Academia ogy of? cer, Kristian Moeller, a Ph.D and windfarm at maximum operational ca- offshore ? eet owners and to the Da- Yet, Kognifai itself is advanced, ana- holder of patents. “The (Kognifai) plat- pacity by planning routes for support men new-build, Bibby Wavemaster 1, lytics “SIM” and appears to now be form,” however, “is not a product.” vessels based on servicing needs,” a of Bibby Marine Services. W2W is no Kongsberg Digital’s main offering, not

Kongsberg Web site says, adding that mere bridge to better times, and it won’t just to offshore energy and ship own-

Kognifai for SIM human interaction in future might not be the only new SIM Kongsberg Digital ers but to other industries and places of

Seeking clarity, we next see a set-up of even be necessary. So why all the train- will soon be offering. We learn two new learning. Still, a Kongsberg exec says the W2W SIM and note that an electri- ing SIM? SIM learning modules that use virtual- “owners and seafarers” are the key in- cal switchboard is placed opposite the In January 2017 alone, Uptime Inter- reality glasses are being explored for the tended user base.

dashboard screens while the whole ma- national, a renter of gangways to the training of engine room technicians and The Kognifai platform or interface — chinery of SIM is contained in a room offshore wind and offshore oil and gas engineers. Kongsberg staff admit they, too, struggle one ? oor below that appears to mirror sector, rented out its motion-compensat- One module is understood to be ready, to de? ne it — is also aimed at the pre- via computer power an engine-room, its ing gangways to offshore ? eet owners although it might be a while before de- serve of higher learning. “Close coop- switchboard and yet another screen. Up- Eidesvik Offshore and Sosltad Offshore, mand picks up offshore Norway, where eration between commercial actors and stairs, the lively presentation on W2W for a combined 32 months of wind- 180 offshore service vessels were still academia”, presumably all happening in

SIM is unfortunately rushed, as the hour park service offshore. W2W gangways laid up at the beginning of April 2017. the Kognifai cloud, will see academics is late, but it’s clear SIM is only part of — conceived as a way for laid-up off- Nevertheless, the Norwegian Ministry as “consumers of services” and “con- the Kognifai offer being made to ? eet or shore vessels to earn a buck on offshore of Transport is sponsoring a re-imburse- tributors of innovation”. Research com-

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