Navigating the Future: The Impact of AR and VR in Maritime Training and Education


  • Mr Aanshul Sharma
  • Mr. Pushkal Kapoor


Augmented Reality , Virtual Reality, Maritime Training, Immersive Technologies, Safety Training, Seafarer Education


In the ever-evolving world of maritime training and education, technological advancements are revolutionizing how seafarers are prepared for their roles. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are emerging as powerful tools, offering immersive, interactive, and highly effective training experiences. This paper explores how AR and VR are transforming maritime training by creating enhanced learning environments, improving safety, providing cost-effective training solutions, and enabling remote training and collaboration. Additionally, it delves into various technologies that enhance VR experiences, such as haptic gloves, haptic suits, VR treadmills, eye tracking, motion capture systems, brain-computer interfaces, and spatial audio technology. The integration of these technologies promises to further bridge the gap between virtual experiences and physical sensations, paving the way for more engaging and realistic training applications in the maritime industry. As AR and VR technologies continue to advance, their applications in maritime training and education are expected to expand, ensuring that seafarers are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the challenges of the sea safely and effectively.



How to Cite

Sharma, A. ., & Kapoor, P. (2024). Navigating the Future: The Impact of AR and VR in Maritime Training and Education. IIRE Journal of Maritime Research and Development, 8(1), 35–41. Retrieved from




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