Solent University, Southampton, England
June 16—18th, 2020


Over the past few weeks, we have been closely monitoring and evaluating the situation around COVID-19 to ensure we are taking the necessary measures to protect the health and wellbeing of #SIMUC2020 attendees. As a result, we have made the difficult but important decision to postpone Wärtsilä x Transas Simulation User Conference scheduled for June 16-18, 2020. 

Our team is considering all alternative options and will provide you with further information as soon as possible. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you, and we hope to have your understanding in this regard. 

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

Wärtsilä × Transas Simulation User Conference 2020

The fifth Wärtsilä × Transas Simulation User Conference will be held at the Solent University, Southampton, England on June 16—18th, 2020, and will unite maritime training professionals from all around the world.

The Wärtsilä × Transas Simulation User Conference provides an excellent opportunity for those involved in maritime training and simulation to exchange experience and ideas with the simulation community and gain new contacts and partnerships. 

There is no conference fee to attend the conference. Coffee-breaks, meals and evening networking are included in the programme. The cost of these will be covered by Wärtsilä × Transas. The only mandatory condition to take part is to register. However, please register as soon as possible. Your early registration would be much appreciated as it will help us with planning.

The SIMUC2020 Theme

For this event we selected 'Smart Simulation for Smart Marine' as the key theme, to discuss the issues that will shape the #SmartSimulation training over the coming years. As always SIMUC will bring together some of the leading experts in simulation and training and provide the latest insights from the sector. One of the key benefits of SIMUC2020 is the opportunity to share professional knowledge and experiences with peers and explore how Transas solutions can support the development of the #SmartMarine future.


The Venue: Solent University

Solent University is home to the UK's largest marine simulation training center, providing an ideal venue for the event, and a site for demonstration of the very latest developments in maritime simulation technology.

The comprehensive set of the installed simulators consists of:

  • Six full-mission navigational bridges
  • Engine simulator and HV training
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Liquid cargo handling simulator
  • Crane operation simulator
  • Four Multi-purpose desktop simulation classrooms
  • Four Debriefing rooms/classrooms

The center also offers the opportunity for several new specialist training courses, including:

  • Dynamic positioning
  • Vessel traffic management
  • Offshore and onshore crane handling
  • Ice navigation
  • Integrated navigation/engine/liquid cargo training.
We are happy to invite you to this superior venue and showcase our latest developments.

Recommended hotels

While you are free to stay at any hotel of your choice in Southampton, here are a few we have selected for your reference. We are pleased to offer a complimentary discount of 20% with a promo code ‘EVENT’. 

Please book your accommodation directly through the hotel website in order to use the promo code.

Jurys Inn Southampton - 5 mins walk to the venue
Address: Charlotte Pl, Southampton SO14 0TB
Phone: 023 8037 1111


Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour - 15 mins walk to the venue
Address: W Quay Rd, Southampton SO15 1AG


Travel and Visa

Please check if you require a UK visa and if you need any visa assistance, please contact

Being sustainable in your travel choices

Wärtsilä × Transas Simulation User Conference 2020 will be planned and produced with sustainability as a core value.
We will actively employ new ways to decrease the carbon footprint of the event.

Sustainability starts where you stay – our recommended hotels all have a sustainability program in place.
Mind your transfers – Look into your carbon footprint and check options for public transport or other means of transport.
Support local economy – Use local services and companies and minimize Waste and Pollution.

Media Partners

SIMUC 2020 Media Partner Splash24 7
SIMUC 2020 Media Partner Seatrade Maritime
SIMUC 2020 Media Partner Maritime Optimisation and Communications
SIMUC 2020 Media Partner Digital Ship
SIMUC 2020 Media Partner Maritime Executive
SIMUC 2020 Media Partner ShipInsight

Where to find us

Solent University
East Park Terrace,
SO14 0YN


Any questions?

Julia Ponomareva
Digital Marketing Specialist
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