Industry-Leading Insights

With our professional staff and state-of-the-art facilities, Maritime Pilots Institute is uniquely positioned to provide unparalleled research and consulting services. And through our organizational partnership with our managing entity Locus, MPI can effectively evaluate and assess naval prototypes, bringing maritime innovation to life.


Precise Environments. Accurate Testing.

Whether evaluating navigational challenges or assessing unproven ship designs, accurate and rigorous testing is crucial. By meticulously recreating real world conditions, MPI is able to provide accurate basis-of-design and proof-of-concept tests to ensure the safe passage of pilots and their crews.

Our highly-customizable facility and state-of-the-art simulations give maritime professionals access to a wide array of conditions and situations. The on-site manned model waterways can be controlled for depth, bank, dock, turning basin, current, and channels, offering clients a precise recreation of real world circumstances.

Curriculum Development

Supporting Louisiana's Future Leaders

Louisiana leads the nation in maritime jobs, posting more than $10 billion in gross economic output, according to the 2015 Maritime Workforce Study. Nevertheless, no formal maritime training has been offered in Louisiana's higher learning institutions.

Now, MPI and Locus have partnered with Northshore Technical Community College to develop a ground-breaking maritime curriculum for Louisiana students. Our collaborative efforts will ensure a brighter future for our young maritime leaders while promoting minority involvement in our state’s burgeoning maritime industry.

Our Resources. Your Benefit.

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