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Waterborne RESEARCH: MASIS II

Project Acronym: MASIS II
Type of contract: Shared Cost
Project title: Human Element in Man/Machine Interface and Interaction to Improve Safety and Effectiveness Transport for the European Fleet
Main contractor: CENTRO PER GLI STUDI DI TECNICA NAVALE
Type organisation: Research Organisation
Country: IT
Start date & duration: 1996-01-01 - 36 months
Area: Waterborne
Relevant tasks: 6.4.1.37 /6.4.2.39 /6.4.2.40 /6.4.4.45
Total cost in kECUs: 2757
Total EU contribution in kECUs: 1364


Objectives of research

Main objectives:

The main objective of MASIS II series of four packages can be stated as follows: To improve human behaviour on board ships with special attention to emergency situations, by providing practical tools and solutions which can be readily implemented in order to enhanceon-board and on-shore management and improve the working condition of shipboard personnel. This would involve devising appropriate tools and procedures for effective man/machine interface so as to reduce the impact of human element in marine incidents. These objectives will include also the proper ISM code manual as well as the new STCW impact evaluation and will be pursued through the development of several co-ordinate and linked work task, which comply with the terms of reference of the EU work programme. Further objectives are: a) Assess the remedial measures for enhanced efficiency and safety in emergency situations; b) Define the specific operational requirements for multi-cultural crews c) Develop new employment/organisational models to enhance the attractiveness of working at sea d) Introduce new concepts of management structures for shipowners and ship operators e) Identify ship design requirements under ergonomic aspects for a reduction of operator workload and increase his comfort and alertness. f) Give imput to new educational and training programmes.

Demo Sites:

None

Links with other projects, tasks, areas, programmes, policy actions:
ATOMOS II - MASSTER - SAFE ECO- METHAR Concerted action for MET- VTMIS-IMO's code- IMO's SICW '95


Participants

Organisation Type Country
CENTRO PER GLI STUDI DI TECNICA NAVALE Research Organisation IT
MARCONSULT Industry IT
CONSORZIO ARMATORI PER LA RICERCA S.R.L. Research Organisation IT
D'APPOLONIA S.P.A. Industry IT
REGISTRO ITALIANO NAVALE Industry IT
CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS TECNICO MARITIMOS Industry ES
HELLENIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING COMPANY S.A. Industry GR
POLO TECNOLOGICO MARINO MARITTIMO S.C.R.L. Industry IT
INSTITUT FÜR SEEVERKEHRSWIRTSCHAFT UND LOGISTIK Research Organisation DE
DANAOS SHIPING Other GR
GERMANISCHER LLOYD AG Industry DE

Coordinator's name: Dott. Bruno DELLA LOGGIA
Address: CENTRO PER GLI STUDI DI TECNICA NAVALE
via Savona, 2
16129 Genova
IT
Tel: +39-10-5995492
Fax: +39-10-5995790
E-mail: (email removed)


European Commission Contact Point

Name: Mr. Jose Antonio ANSELMO LARANJEIRA
Tel: +32-2-2968667
Fax: +32 -2-2968350
 
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