About the institution:

Institution description

Founded in 1813 Aboa Mare has over 200 years of experience in training the best mariners for the global market.

Aboa Mare today incorporates maritime education at Novia University of Applied Sciences and Vocational Institute Axxell. We educate Master Mariners, Marine Engineers, Watchkeeping Officers and Watchkeeping Engineers in Turku, Finland as well as Electro Technical Officers in Subic Bay, in the Philippines. Additionally we provide a wide range of courses for professional seafarers as well as simulator-based training to shipping companies, authorities all over the world

Our vision is to develop and use efficient teaching methods and simulation enabling knowledge and skills to be assessed with simulations.

Aboa Mare simulator is connecting authorities like, Ship Owners, MRCC, ACO, SMC, VTS, Navy, Pilotage, Rescue Departments, Medical Care, Aviation, Media and Training for one single and same exercise for all parties. Aboa Mare is connecting European area Training Centers with OSC and SAR exercises over the internet. All Training according to IAMSAR, Baltic Co-operation and Global Maritime Agreements.

Aboa Mare Simulator Center and MRCC Turku is connected with real like instrumentation and software during Training sessions and all parts have same situational awareness and replay functionality about exercises.

Aboa Mare has decades training co-operation with Coast Guard, Border and Coast Guard Academy and Navy Academy.


At Aboa Mare we use the latest state of the art simulator equipment and pedagogical tools to provide a superior maritime training experience in a simulated environment that will promote teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, and confidence.


We operate Navigational, ECR, GMDSS, VTS and DP simulators. We are using several different simulator platforms for different purposes. Our navigation bridges are equipped with real instrumentation representing different OEM brands.


Our first hand mission is to create a blame free and open learning environment where human and machine meets. To achieve this we have a crew of well-trained instructors that are highly motivated and pedagogically skilled in order to master all possible challenges.


The tools we can offer are applicable for training in various maritime segments as well as for R&D applications.

Accomodation facilities

Best Western Hotel Sea Port on walking distance from Aboa Mare Training center


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Contact & Location


Juhana Herttuan puistokatu 21, 20100, Turku, Finland

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