At the AIDA Academy, our training and professional development center in Rostock, we bring courses of study as well as training and development programs together under one roof. This is the best way to ensure the bi-directional transfer of expertise and to make sure that practical on-board experiences are integrated into research innovations. In November 2014 we moved the AIDA Academy into our new office complex AIDA Home in the city harbor of Rostock. Our maritime simulation center for nautical and technical officers, which covers an area of 200 square meters, is located at the former premises of the AIDA Academy in Neuer Markt, Rostock. This is where the officers and junior staff receive regular training in the mastery of safe navigation methods and the technical operation of the ship. This training far exceeds the requirements of international safety standards.
When training on the full-mission bridge, maneuvers that account for influencing factors such as swell, wind, current, various sight conditions and precipitation can be simulated 1:1 on the 220 degree panoramic screens. Training is conducted in the regions of the world that AIDA cruise ships visit, including the ports of Hamburg, Bangkok, and Singapore as well as busy areas like the Kadet Trench, the Norwegian fjords, and the Bosporus.
We use the bridge simulator to conduct equipment and system training programs for new officers and students. The engine room simulator reenacts the operation of the on-board machinery, simulates emergency scenarios and offers team and individual exercises.