The biggest problem in the process of implementation of the new sea areas project or aids to navigation systems is to check the assumptions without compromising security on real waters. Today, digital models are available for easy and inexpensive replacement of the research methods used so far. For this purpose the navigational and maneuvering simulators are perfect.
Simulators as a research tools allow you to define a more realistic and accurate data for the study and evaluation sea areas. The purpose of the simulation is to identify and reduce the risk for seafarers during navigation on the waterways, canals and port areas. These include quantitative and qualitative assessment of the canals and fairways construction. The main requirement for a simulation system is to have a multi-task simulation software, which includes effective tools for repositioning and designing safe waterways and port infrastructure.
The Institute of Navigation and Maritime Hydrography of the Polish Naval Academy since the eighties of the twentieth century is carried out projects in the field of navigational and hydrographic support of human activities at sea. This is possible thanks to the extensive set of simulation tools. Planning this tasks in a simulators software environment allow not only to design of virtual counterparts of real sea areas, but also to evaluate the quality of manufactured parts before their actual exposure to sea areas.