GRI ROV Simulator

GRI ROV Simulator


GRi Simulations Inc. is a Canadian company focused on real-time simulation, modeling and visualization of critical marine activities to support increased process efficiency and operational safety.

Founded in 1986, GRi’s initial focus was on developments in bathymetric surveying using semi-submersible platforms. In 1997, GRi began work on the Virtual Remotely Operated Vehicle (VROV) Simulator System, an instructional platform for the training of ROV pilots with unparalleled dynamic realism. With this advance, GRi began its focus on computer modeling and simulation of subsea operations.

GRi has subsequently been characterized by its ability to innovate based upon the unique challenges and opportunities of its clients, solidifying VROV’s status as an industry-leading ROV pilot training tool while adding dimensions of situational testing and mission rehearsal to its utility. With the introduction of iDEA-FDK, an advanced 3D design and visualization tool, GRi has created a platform by which VROV simulation and high-fidelity engineering analysis tools can facilitate field layout designs, promoting the environmental and operational objectives of oil and gas projects.

Real World Scenarios

Pilot through common real world procedures. There is a wide range of competency assurance training for challenging environments and realistic, fully interactive tasks.

Real Time Sonar

VROV creates simulated sonar data that can be processed, controlled and displayed on the VSonar module or OEM topsides, all in real time. Our virtual sonar has shown its value in pilot training exercises.


Our VROV camera views are integrated with your standard topside ROV camera interface, creating an interchangeable experience from the simulated environment to the real thing.