Maritime Knowledge Hub

Welcome to the Maritime Knowledge Hub

We help meet the training needs of the maritime industry.

Our Maritime Knowledge Hub's first-rate facilities and exceptional courses help to meet the training needs of the maritime industry.

Liverpool John Moores University has an extensive maritime history and has helped train numerous maritime professionals, deck officers and marine engineers via undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the area of maritime and transport industries. With a proven background in simulation training the University aims to lead the way in UK Maritime Simulation within the 21st century.


Our specialities

What does the Maritime Knowledge Hub do?

The Maritime Knowledge Hub helps to meet the training needs of the maritime industry, whether that is through our facilities or through our specialist training courses. 

Some of our key facilities include our ship-handling simulator, which is one of the most advanced in Europe. Thanks to the simulator, induced equipment faults and ship manoeuvring difficulties become real, demanding proper responses from students. Theory is put into practice and the chosen response can be compared and contrasted with the actions of others during the comprehensive and powerful debrief sessions.

In addition to this, the simulator has been used for research. For example, the simulator has confirmed the suitability of new berthing facilities, which has proven economic value. The simulator has also been used to research the impact of civil engineering projects on the marine environment, in addition to conducting investigations into maritime accidents and insurance claims.

Courses are a key part of the Maritime Knowledge Hub and we offer a full range of STCW'95 short courses. We also offer foundation degree courses and specialist training. Lecturers teaching at the Maritime Knowledge Hub are qualified Master Mariners or have appropriate professional maritime qualifications, as well as management and teaching qualifications. The Maritime Knowledge Hub is an approved MCA training centre and operates to an accredited ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System.

As well as being known for our excellent facilities and courses, our Maritime Knowledge Hub also offer consultancy, conference and corporate events services.



The Hub's 360 degree simulator was built in 2000



We offer 50 plus STCW'95 courses



We installed the UK's first escort tug simulator in 2003

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