The IMSF was established in 1978 and at the founding meeting 7 organizations were present. At the present time the membership consists of nearly 100 members from countries in all continents. Whereas the founding members were all operators of large shiphandling simulators of the past generations, the intention is now to involve users and manufacturers of all applications of marine simulation.

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Newcastle University is a world-class civic university; ranked among the top 20 universities in the UK.  The School of Marine Science and Technology has a world leading reputation and provides a single base for all education, innovation and research related to the sea.

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South Shields Marine School, part of South Tyneside College.

South Shields Marine School is a world-renowned centre of excellence for maritime education and training. Established in 1861, they offer programmes across the whole spectrum of marine education and nautical sciences, including navigation, operations, marine and electrical engineering, communications and catering.