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Analysis of workforce development to support adoption of uncrewed systems

“SeaBot Maritime’s curation and delivery of this ground-breaking course plays a significant part in Fugro’s Dynamic People Plan, being firmly focused on next-generation maritime. Introducing new technologies into a well-established sector has inherent risks associated; having the right personnel who are sufficiently trained and competent, determines the ability to deliver quality remote solutions safely and consistently"

Hannes Swiegers, Director IRM Services & Remote Operations Fugro Middle East

Geo Data Specialist


USV Operations


Training Needs Analysis

Training Development

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What was the project...

In response to Fugro's commitment to adopting greener and more sustainable operations as part of their Dynamic People Plan, SeaBot Maritime was enlisted to conduct a thorough assessment of their workforce and determine the future skills necessary for a transition from a Crewed to an Uncrewed methodology for undertaking offshore surveys. The engagement commenced with a meticulous review of the existing workforce, analysing embedded skill sets and understanding the current organizational structure in the context of offshore operations. This initial phase laid the groundwork for the subsequent steps in aligning Fugro's workforce with their aspirations in embracing the use of uncrewed systems.

The next phase of the project involved a detailed exploration of Fugro's ambitions regarding uncrewed systems. This encompassed a comprehensive understanding of the systems themselves, the specific operations they were poised to undertake, and the overarching business goals and drivers behind their integration. With a clear vision of the final goal in mind, the SeaBot Maritime team set out to formulate a comprehensive workforce plan.

The strategy delineated the organizational structure necessary for the effective operation of uncrewed vessels. It also outlined the skills and competencies required of the workforce to ensure the safe and efficient integration of these innovative systems. The resulting mapping document not only addressed the training needs of the operations teams but extended its scope to encompass the entire supporting infrastructure essential for a successful transition.

A subsequent gap analysis review identified areas where existing courses could fulfil the new training objectives. Simultaneously, it pinpointed areas where the development of specific curriculum and training courses would be necessary. SeaBot Maritime collaborated closely with Fugro's in-house training academy to design a tailored curriculum and develop associated training materials. This collaborative effort aimed to equip Fugro's workforce with the skills and knowledge required to meet the future business ambitions in the uncrewed sector.

The outcome of this collaborative initiative not only facilitated the alignment of Fugro's workforce with their sustainability goals but also positioned them strategically for success in the offshore geo-data sector. The professional approach taken by SeaBot Maritime throughout the assessment, planning, and training phases underscored our commitment to ensuring a seamless transition for Fugro, marking a significant milestone in their journey towards sustainable and innovative maritime operations.

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