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Intuitive operation and pilot training when using marine azimuthing control devices

Objective

The aim is to improve by policy and design, the safety and security of ships by taking into account the man-machine interface and the training of maritime pilots; specifically when operating ships equipped with azimuthing control devices. From the thrusters on smaller, but numerous, harbour support vessels through to the pod-drives on cruise ships and ocean going liners, azimuthing control has rapidly established itself in the maritime industry. But while the industry has risen to meet the demand, this rapid evolution has not allowed sufficient time for the propagation of knowledge throughout the different disciplines. Though the various sectors of the industry each have their own expertise, a lack of communication is both restricting progress and compromising safety and security; in addition, much work is being repeated unnecessarily. To address this problem, the project will provide a forum for technical review and cross-disciplinary discussion between the key industry sectors; specifically: - The specialist in HYDRODYNAMIC MODELLING and testing, both theoretical and experimental, and expert in the understanding of azimuthing control and propulsion devices. - The designers and manufacturers of MARINE SIMULATION software, hardware and physical models that are used for the training of marine pilots. Including, the designers, human factors specialists and manufactures of automation and control systems, joystick systems and graphical user interfaces. -The MARITIME TRAINING facilities using both numerical and physical simulation tool and specialist in the theory and practice of human factors (physical and behavioural components) and specialist in the training of bridge-crews and pilots. - Practitioners in OPERATIONAL PRACTICE including maritime pilots, ship operators/managers, pilot association and end users. And including, Maritime Authorities and Regulators specifically interested in policy and regulation.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 324 388
Administrative Contact
Douglas Robertson (Dr.)

Participants (13)

BMT GROUP LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Goodrich House Waldegrave Road 1
TW11 8LZ Teddington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Burnay (Mr.)
Broström Aktiebolag
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 30 125
Address
Ostra Hamngatan 7
403 30 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leif Carlsson (Mr.)
Consorzio Armatori per la Ricerca s.r.l
Italy
EU contribution
€ 66 831
Address
Via D. Lecco De Guevara 17
80059 Torre Del Greco
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Balzano (Dr.)
CENTRUM TECHNIKI OKRETOWEJ SA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 80 915
Address
Ul Szczecinska 65
80 392 Gdansk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Danuta Kowalska (Ms.)
ENTWICKLUNGSZENTRUM FUR SCHIFFSTECHNIK UND TRANSPORTSYSTEME EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 64 701
Address
Oststrasse 77
47057 Duisburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andreas Gronarz (Dr.)
FORCE TECHNOLOGY
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 79 618
Address
Park Alle 345
2605 Brondby
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter K. Sørensen (Mr.)
METTLE SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 110 060
Address
Rue Du Vallon 200
06560 Valbonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carmine Biancardi (Dr.)
SOGREAH CONSULTANTS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 75 062
Address
Rue De Lorraine 6
38130 Echirolles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arthur De Graauw (Mr.)
South Tyneside College
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 64 701
Address
St. George's Avenue
NE34 6ET South Shields, Tyne & Wear
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chris Thompson (Mr.)
SSPA SWEDEN AB.
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 78 003
Address
Chalmers Tvaergata 10
40022 Goeteborg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ann-Kristin Cederholm (Ms.)
Transas Ltd.
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 96 172
Address
Eastgate Avenue, Eastgate Business Park, Little Island 10
n/a Cork
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vladimir Ankudinov (Dr.)
STICHTING STC-GROUP
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 78 485
Address
Lloydstraat 300
3024 EA Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jan Sjoerd Bakker (Mr.)
Fundacja Bezpieczenstwa Zeglugi i Ochrony Srodowiska
Poland
EU contribution
€ 50 928
Address
Kamionka 11
14-200 Ilawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jacek Nowicki (Mr.)