LVSLO

Laboratory for Virtual Simulations of Ship Operations

The quality of education and training of students and future ship officers, in particular for the management level of responsibility aboard ships, inherently relies on the use of simulators: navigation simulator, engine room simulator, GMDSS communication simulator, liquid cargo handling simulator, dangerous and hazardous cargo handling simulator, VTS simulator, and SAR simulator. The main objective of the use of different situational components of these simulators is to enable the understanding and use of theoretical and abstract knowledge in practical scenarios. The simulators are used in the teaching and learning process from the first to the last years of study. However, in the third year, the final courses of Training on Nautical Simulators and of Training on Engine Simulators enable students to integrate and synthesise their knowledge and skills through complex simulator exercises of ship management, SAR at sea, and keeping a navigational or an engineering watch.

In the Adriatic region, the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport has always had a leading role in marine simulator education and training. In 2005, within the preparation activities for the annual IMLA conference, we were among the first maritime education and training institutions in the world to have integrated six different simulators into a single scenario. In addition, our simulators are integrated with real data, including:

  • Data on maritime traffic of the Automatic Identification System provided by the Slovenian Maritime Administration.
  • Data on maritime traffic of radar detection provided by the Slovenian Marine Police.
  • Near real-time sea state data provided by the Marine Biology Station.
  • Near real-time weather observation and forecast data provided by the Slovenian Environment Agency.
  • Real-time data provided by weather stations placed by the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport within the area of the Port of Koper.
  • Near real-time data provided by the satellite CleanSeaNet service of the European Maritime Safety Agency.

The integration of simulators provides the basis for maritime research studies and for the education and training in SAR operations of maritime administration employees. In the Covid-19 year, the researchers of the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport participated in the testing of our simulators in the ‘cloud’ setting, which further corroborated our achievements in the field of maritime research (see Riviera - News Content Hub - Coronavirus drives simulator training online (rivieramm.com)).

 

MEMBERS

 

EQUIPMENT

The laboratory is located in three different rooms, and has a network of more than 60 working stations and five servers. Each working station is equipped with several operating systems. The HKOM network provides a safe connection with the VTS centre of the Slovenian Maritime Administration. At the laboratory, maritime traffic data (radar, AIS and CCTV), and weather and oceanographic data provided by the National Institute of Biology and the Marine Biology Station are collected and analysed. The system is also equipped with a maritime VHF/AIS communication system, thus providing redundancy to the existing VTS system of the Slovenian Maritime Administration. In addition, the simulator equipment may be able to provide support in emergency situations at sea, including SAR operations, and in modelling the space-time development of oil spills in the marine environment. Port planning, waterway planning, and ship construction planning equipment is also available. Moreover, the working stations provide the software for the mathematical modelling of systems and a GIS application. A detailed description of the available equipment is provided in the diagram at the bottom of this page.  

 

PROJECTS

  • Current projects in port planning and fairway planning for the Port of Koper, the Slovenian Maritime Administration, and the Port of Genoa.
  • Risk assessment for the Port of Koper and the Slovenian Maritime Administration.
  • Accident investigation and expert accident reports for different users (e.g., Port of Koper, Slovenian Maritime Administration, Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief, Italian Coast Guard).
  • Collaboration in the ARRS programme team.
  • Collaboration in ARRS projects.
  • Other international and EU projects.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

2020

 

VIDMAR, Peter, PERKOVIČ, Marko, GUCMA, Lucjan, ŁAZUGA, Kinga. Risk assessment of moored and passing ships. Applied sciences. 2020, no. 19, 6825, str. 1-19, ilustr. ISSN 2076-3417. DOI: 10.3390/app10196825. [COBISS.SI-ID 30533123]

 

PERKOVIČ, Marko, GUCMA, Lucjan, BILEWSKI, Mateusz, MUCZYŃSKI, Bartosz, DIMC, Franc, LUIN, Blaž, VIDMAR, Peter, LORENČIČ, Vivien, BATISTA, Milan. Laser-based aid systems for berthing and docking. Journal of marine science and engineering. 2020, vol. 8, iss. 5, str. 1-21. ISSN 2077-1312. DOI: 10.3390/jmse8050346. [COBISS.SI-ID 15025923]

 

GUCMA, Lucjan, ZALEWSKI, Pavel, GRALAK, Rafal, BILEWSKI, Mateusz, ŁAZUGA, Kinga, MUCZYŃSKI, Bartosz, DIMC, Franc, PERKOVIČ, Marko, ZIEBOLD, Ralf, LASS, Christopher. Maritime adaptive GNSS safety concept (MAGS) : ESA study technical report. Köln: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, 2020. 97 str. [COBISS.SI-ID 14534915]

 

GUCMA, Maciej (avtor, vodja projekta), GUCMA, Lucjan, GRALAK, Rafal, ŁAZUGA, Kinga, PERKOVIČ, Marko, VIDMAR, Peter, et al. Analysis of the size of the thermal radiation impact zone around the LNG tanker manifold moored at the newly designed jetty located in the Outer Port of Świnoujście : research work. Szczecin: 3G Tech, 2019. 30 str., ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 2944867]

 

2019

 

BATISTA, Milan, PERKOVIČ, Marko. Computation of mooring chain with the touch

down on an inclined seabed. Journal of marine engineering and technology. 14. jan. 2019, str. 1-14. ISSN 2056-8487. [COBISS.SI-ID 2892131]

 

GUCMA, Lucjan, ŁAZUGA, Kinga, PERKOVIČ, Marko. Ship manoeuvres on existing turning places: when the ships size reaches the limits of port infrastructure on the example of Kołobrzeg Port. V: Conference book. Warsaw: IEEE, 2019. Str. 1-6. ISBN 978-1-5386-9473-2.  DOI: 10.1109/EURONAV.2019.8714178. [COBISS.SI-ID 2916963]

 

GRM, Aleksander, PERKOVIČ, Marko. Structural impact of circular buckling fenders on tanker hull. V: SOARES, C. Guedes (ur.), PARUNOV, Joško (ur.). Trends in the analysis and design of marine structures: proceedings. London: Taylor and Francis, 2019. Str. 203-210. Proceedings in Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering. ISBN 978-0-429-29887-5. ISSN 2638-647X. [COBISS.SI-ID 2922851]

 

PERKOVIČ, Marko (vodja projekta, avtor), FELICJAN, Matjaž, BATISTA, Milan, GRBEC, Marko, VIDMAR, Peter, LUIN, Blaž, PETELIN, Stojan, SUBAN, Valter, et al. Collision risk assessment in LNG bunkering - exposure to passing maritime traffic: navigability study. Portorož: Univ. Ljubljana, Fak. za pomorstvo in promet, 2019. [54] str., ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 2956899]

 

PERKOVIČ, Marko (vodja projekta, avtor), VIDMAR, Peter, BATISTA, Milan, FELICIJAN, Matjaž, GUCMA, Lucjan, SRŠE, Jure, SUBAN, Valter, et al. Elaborat navtične vzdržnosti za podaljšanje 7. veza proti vzhodu z rekonstrukcijo 5. veza s podaljšanjem veza z RO-RO rampo : navtična študija. Portorož: Univ. Ljubljana, Fak. za pomorstvo in promet, 2019. 128 str., ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 2953827]

 

PERKOVIČ, Marko (avtor, vodja projekta), BATISTA, Milan, OBLAK, Ivan, VIDMAR, Peter, VLADOVIĆ, Vladimir, FELICIJAN, Matjaž. Navigational safety risk assessment - Port of Koper, VNT berth = Ocena tveganja plovbe, upravljanja in privezovanja ladij v Bazenu III koprskega tovornega pristanišča, - varnost večnamenskega priveznega mesta - VNT. Portorož: Univ. Ljubljana, Fak. za pomorstvo in promet, 2019. 37 str., ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 2938467]

 

2018

 

VIDMAR, Peter, PERKOVIČ, Marko. Safety assessment of crude oil tankers. Safety science. [Print ed.]. June 2018, vol. 105, str. 178-191, ilustr. ISSN 0925-7535. [COBISS.SI-ID 2863203]

 

PERKOVIČ, Marko, HARSCH, Rick, FERRARO, Guido. Oil spills in the Adriatic sea. V: CARPENTER, Angela (ur.), KOSTIANOY, Andrey G. (ur.). Oil pollution in the Mediterranean sea: part 2: national case studies. Cham: Springer, cop. 2018. Str. 97-131. The handbook of environmental chemistry, 84. ISBN 978-3-030-11137-3, ISBN 978-3-030-11138-0. ISSN 1867-979X. DOI: 10.1007/698_2016_53. [COBISS.SI-ID 2898019]

 

USZKIEWICZ, Wieslaw, GUCMA, Lucjan, PERKOVIČ, Marko. Determination of the potential pollution of the port of Świnoujście after collision of ships on the approach track. Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin. 2018, vol. 53, str. 131-137, ilustr. ISSN 2392-0378. DOI: 10.17402/275. [COBISS.SI-ID 2887779]

 

PERKOVIČ, Marko, HRIBAR, Uroš, HARSCH, Rick. Oil pollution in Slovenian waters: the threat to the Slovene coast, possible negative influences of shipping on an environment and its cultural heritage. V: CARPENTER, Angela (ur.), KOSTIANOY, Andrey G. (ur.). Oil pollution in the Mediterranean sea : part 2 : national case studies. Cham: Springer, cop. 2018. Str. 133-157. The handbook of environmental chemistry, 84. ISBN 978-3-030-11137-3, ISBN 978-3-030-11138-0. ISSN 1867-979X. DOI: 10.1007/698_2016_112. [COBISS.SI-ID 2772067]

 

STANKOVIĆ, Goran, PETELIN, Stojan, VIDMAR, Peter, PERKOVIČ, Marko. Impact of LNG Vapor Dispersion on Evacuation Routes inside LNG Terminals. Strojniški vestnik. Mar. 2018, vol. 64, no. 3, str. 176-184, si 26, ilustr. ISSN 0039-2480. DOI: 10.5545/sv-jme.2017.4956. [COBISS.SI-ID 2866275]

 

ŁAZUGA, Kinga, GUCMA, Lucjan, PERKOVIČ, Marko. The model of optimal allocation of maritime oil spill combat ships. Sustainability. 2018, vol. 10, issue 7, str. 1-19, ilustr. ISSN 2071-1050. DOI: 10.3390/su10072321. [COBISS.SI-ID 2887523]

 

PERKOVIČ, Marko, VIDMAR, Peter, BATISTA, Milan, FELICIJAN, Matjaž, GUCMA, Lucjan, KIRBIŠ, Blaž, SRŠE, Jure, JAGNJIČ, Darjan, GRM, Aleksander, SUBAN, Valter, HRIBAR, Uroš. Elaborat navtične vzdržnosti novih priveznih mest na južni obali Pomola II : maritimna študija. Portorož: Univ. Ljubljana, Fak. za pomorstvo in promet, 2018. [COBISS.SI-ID 2890339]

 

PERKOVIČ, Marko, SUBAN, Valter. Vzpostavitev centra RS za nadzor prometa in upravljanje v kriznih situacijah na morju : investicijski program. Portorož: Fak. za pomorstvo in promet, 2018. 96 str., ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 2862435]

 

2017

 

FLORESCU, Nicolae, RISTEA, M., COTORCEA, A., PERKOVIČ, Marko. Modelling the naval transport associated hydrocarbon pollution risks in the danube delta biosphere reservation. Journal of environmental protection and ecology. 2017, vol. 18, no. 1, str. 30-39. ISSN 1311-5065. [COBISS.SI-ID 2820195]

 

PERKOVIČ, Marko, GUCMA, Maciej, LUIN, Blaž, GUCMA, Lucian, BRCKO, Tanja. Accommodating larger container vessels using an integrated laser system for approach and berthing. Microprocessors and microsystems. [Print ed.]. 2017, vol. 52, str. 106-116. ISSN 0141-9331. DOI: 10.1016/j.micpro.2017.05.015. [COBISS.SI-ID 2820451]

 

NICOLAE, Florin, RISTEA, Marian, COTORCEA, A., PERKOVIČ, Marko. System for simulation, control and evaluation of emergency situations in the event of pollution with dangerous substances. Scientific Bulletin. 2017, vol. 20, no. 1, str. 82-85. ISSN 2392-8956.  DOI: 10.21279/1454- 864X -17 -I1-014. [COBISS.SI-ID 2879843]

 

STANKOVIĆ, Goran, PETELIN, Stojan, VIDMAR, Peter, PERKOVIČ, Marko. Influence of implementation technologically advanced evacuation models on the process of decreasing the risk during accidents in LNG terminal. Transport problems : international scientific journal. [Printed ed.]. 2017, vol. 12, no. 1, str. 25-38. ISSN 1896-0596. [COBISS.SI-ID 2825827]

 

PERKOVIČ, Marko, FELICJAN, Matjaž, VIDMAR, Peter (avtor, vodja projekta), BATISTA, Milan, LUIN, Blaž. Ocena ogroženosti Luke Koper d. d. za industrijske nesreče : morje. Portorož: Univ. Ljubljana, Fak. za pomorstvo in promet, 2017. 242 str., ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 2818659]

 

PERKOVIČ, Marko, BATISTA, Milan, LUIN, Blaž, VIDMAR, Peter. M/V "Neptun Thelisis" : mooring breakaway case, Port of Koper. Portorož: Univ. Ljubljana, Fak. za pomorstvo in promet, 2017. 129 str., ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 2829411]

 

2016

 

PERKOVIČ, Marko, HRIBAR, Uroš, HARSCH, Rick. Oil pollution in Slovenian waters : the threat to the Slovene coast, possible negative influences of shipping on an environment and its cultural heritage. The handbook of environmental chemistry, ISSN 1867-979X, str. 1-25, doi: 10.1007/698_2016_112. [COBISS.SI-ID 2772067]

 

FLORESCU, Nicolae, PERKOVIČ, Marko, RISTEA, M., COTORCEA, A. Method for monitoring the space-time development of oil spilled in marine environment using PISCES II simulation software. Journal of environmental protection and ecology. 2016, vol. 17, no. 1, str. 136-145. ISSN 1311-5065.  [COBISS.SI-ID 2652003]

 

PERKOVIČ, Marko, RISTEA, Marian, ŁAZUGA, Kinga. Simulation based emergency response training. Scientific Bulletin, ISSN 2392-8956, 2016, vol. 19, no. 1, str. 85-90.  [COBISS.SI-ID 2690403

 

PERKOVIČ, Marko, RISTEA, Marian, ŁAZUGA, Kinga. Simulation based emergency response training. Scientific Bulletin. 2016, vol. 19, no. 1, str. 85-90. ISSN 2392-8956. [COBISS.SI-ID 2690403]

 

PERKOVIČ, Marko, BATISTA, Milan, VIDMAR, Peter, LUIN, Blaž. An improvement in ro-ro stern berthing modelled on a case study. Zeszyty Naukowe. 2016, vol. 45, no. 117, str. 134-142. ISSN 1733-8670. [COBISS.SI-ID 2650723]

 

PERKOVIČ, Marko, BATISTA, Milan, GRM, Aleksander, GUCMA, Lucjan, GUCMA, Maciej, NEMEC, David, VIDMAR, Peter, BRCKO, Tanja, SUBAN, Valter, LUIN, Blaž, HRIBAR, Uroš. Elaborat navtične vzdržnosti "tankerski privez Petrol" = [Navigability study "oil terminal"]. Portorož: Fak. za pomorstvo in promet, 2016. 100 str., ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 2676579]

 

2015

 

VIDMAR, Peter, PERKOVIČ, Marko. Methodological approach for safety assessment of cruise ship in port. Safety science. [Print ed.]. Dec. 2015, vol. 80, str. 189-200, ilustr. ISSN 0925-7535. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925753515001770#, DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2015.07.013. [COBISS.SI-ID 2597731]

 

PERKOVIČ, Marko (avtor, vodja projekta), BATISTA, Milan. Maritimne podlage za sidranje plavajočih naprav v podaljšku veza 7C : projektna naloga. Portorož: Fak. za pomorstvo in promet, 2018. 68 str., ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 2872931

 

PERKOVIČ, Marko (avtor, vodja projekta), VIDMAR, Peter, BATISTA, Milan, GUCMA, Lucjan, LUIN, Blaž, GRM, Aleksander, HRIBAR, Uroš, KIRBIŠ, Blaž, HROVAT, Aljaž, ZAJEC, Ana. Maritimna študija : tankerski privez "JET" = Navigability study : tanker berth "JET". Portorož: Fakulteta za pomorstvo in promet, 2017. [COBISS.SI-ID 2857571

 

VIDMAR, Peter (avtor, vodja projekta), PERKOVIČ, Marko, BAROVIČ, Jure. Načrt zaščite in reševanja Luke Koper d. d. za industrijske nesreče. Portorož: Univ. Ljubljana, Fak. za pomorstvo in promet, 2017. 82 str., ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 2818915

 

PERKOVIČ, Marko, SUBAN, Valter. Vzpostavitev centra RS za nadzor prometa in upravljanje v kriznih situacijah na morju : investicijski program. Portorož: Fak. za pomorstvo in promet, 2018. 96 str., ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 2862435

 

 

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