Project Description


Small Craft Emergency Response and Survival Training for Arctic Conditions

Project Summary

The SMACS project used the combined expertise of the partners in maritime training and search-and-rescue to develop an emergency response and survival training programme and manual focused on the needs of small-craft mariners on commercial, fishing and leisure vessels operating in the Harsh Arctic Maritime Regions.


More on Project

The SMACs programme developed training packages and e-learning tools using both virtual simulators and practical scenarios, supported by advanced technologies. The training packages were designed for delivery by local training organizations across the entire NPP region. SMACs was the first joint project between the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) and the Nimbus Centre in CIT.

Funding Body

Project Start Date: 01 October 2012
Duration: 24 months

This was a collaborative international project under the Northern Periphery Programme of the European Union and is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.


Nimbus Centre Role

  • User Experience and User Interface (UX & UI)
  • Graphic Design