The oil companies test a severe shortage in the qualified experts inindustrial and ecological safety (HSE-management), in particular in theconditions of emergency situations, what are the oil spills. The modernspecialist needs a serious additional training to bring his knowledge andskills to meet the requirements of the employer. Declared by the principle of" lifelong learning" - the constant improvement of educational level, inparticular - for sustainable development.

Currently, the Peoples' Friendship University established an educationalcomplex on HSE-management. Such programs are just gaining momentum andpresented at leading universities in industrial countries (Britain, Australia, USA, etc.). With its creation as a result of contacts with leading companies(TNK-BP, Lukoil, Gazprom, Tatneft, and others) was defined profile specialistand were formulated the requirements for professional skills ofspecialists.

The most effective way, allowing the student to " feel" the concept ofenvironmental safety - virtual immersion in a professional environment. Giventhis, the People's Friendship University - the first of the universities ofRussia - based virtual simulator technology started training, practicallyoriented to minimize the harm accidents.

Created a virtual simulator for environmental safety in the oil spillssimulates accidents on pipelines of various sizes for different environmentalconditions. It includes an estimated portion (the definition of poverty, economic and environmental impacts of oil spills), the latest technology forelimination of accident, library of manuals and handbooks.

The integrated approach allows for a short time to prepare qualifiedprofessionals to eliminate the accident consequences. The simulator - the firstRussian software of its kind. Further work on its development can be adapted toa wide range of conditions, including the Arctic.

Thus, the introduction of simulator training in the practice canprovide:

  • tackle key problems technospheric safety (safety of natural systems andpopulations in the zone of influence of objects);

  • preservation of natural resources areas (sustainable development);

  • savings for employers additional training due to the ability to adaptquickly to a specialist professional reality.

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