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VTS, Ship handling and BRM training at Nautical centre MSCN & Internships, Research Jobs and Sabbaticals at MARIN Academy

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Founded in 1929 as the Netherlands Ship Model Basin (NSMB) by the Dutch government and industry, Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) is an independent and innovative service provider for the maritime sector and a contributor to the well being of society. The services incorporate a unique combination of simulation, model testing, full-scale measurements and training programs. Research is conducted in the fields of powering performance, sea keeping and maneuvering, including shallow water effects, cavitations, vibration, and noise etc.

MARIN has special test laboratories like Deep Water Towing Tank, Shallow Water Basin, High Speed Basin, De-pressurized Towing, Cavitations tunnel, and Sea keeping and Maneuvering Basin. The High Speed Basin was rebuilt into a Concept Basin recently. The head office is located in Wageningen with two more offices in Ede and Houston.

Nautical training at MSCN - The nautical trainings at MSCN comprise specialized training for the maritime professional world, i.e. pilots, ship officers, tug masters and offshore personnel. 

MARIN Academy - MARIN Academy pursues a worldwide top position in developing, applying and sharing hydrodynamic and nautical knowledge by accelerating this knowledge and sharing it through cooperation with international universities, research institutes and companies.

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Training Programs


Nautical Training

  • Ship handling training
  • Mooring master training
  • Tug master training
  • Bridge Resource Management (BRM) training
  • Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) training

Applied Hydrodynamics Courses

  • Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures
  • Hydrodynamics in Ship Design
  • Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures
  • Hydrodynamics in Ship Design
  • Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures
  • CFD for offshore and renewable energy applications
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for maritime applications

Other Courses

  • Expert training as part of Technology Transfer
  • Simulator and Software Training

MARIN Academy Programs

  • Internships (3-12 months): If you are currently enrolled in a technical university, and looking for a internship in challenging environment, the MARIN Academy offers you a wide variety of research topics to work on. Each year, the MARIN Academy gives students studying university/academic level, the opportunity to gain work experience and/or to complete their final year project. You are only eligible for an internship if the internship is part of the curriculum of your university.
  • Research Jobs (6-24 months): To stimulate the knowledge development at MARIN, the MARIN Academy defines specific research projects. All projects are at post-graduate or post-doctorate level
  • Sabbaticals (3-12 months): Sabbatical options are offered for international professors and researchers. Salary and funding must be provided by your own university of institute.

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