• DIMITRIOS FROSSINIS Faculty of Maritime Studies, University of Frederick, Limassol, Cyprus.
  • NIKOS ANAXAGORA Faculty of Maritime Studies, University of Frederick, Limassol, Cyprus.
  • ELENA CHATZOPOULOU Kent Business School,University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom.


augmented reality technology, onboard training, shipboard operations, industry 4.0, maritime, shipping


The current study explores the advanced technology of Augmented Reality (AR) as a digital tool of Industry 4.0. As such, we investigate the potential use of AR for the training of seafarers, as a new technological tool aiming to increase their safety and operational effectiveness. Based on existing research of training through technology, we have performed a gap analysis between current training methods whereas, we are discussing the adoption maturity level and the technological obstacles. Our research is qualitative in nature, by means of in-depth interviews. The study consisted of interviews with twenty-four people from the shipping industry aiming to provide fresh insights about the augmented reality in the industry. Augmented Reality in shipping is currently at a very early stage; apparently, around half of the interviewees are not welcoming the technology in general and especially the use of AR in on-board training. According to our findings, the market seeks for the adoption of AR in on-board operations rather than training. Practical implications are also outlined.


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How to Cite

FROSSINIS, D., ANAXAGORA, N., & CHATZOPOULOU, E. (2021). AUGMENTED REALITY TECHNOLOGY AS A TRAINING TOOL. Quantum Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology, 2(2), 27–39. Retrieved from