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Research into effects on cognitive performance of maritime watch-keepers under different watch patterns, workloads & conditions, with reality usage of ships bridge, engine & cargo control simulators

Objective

The project will define and undertake scientific methods for measurement of fatigue in various realistic seagoing scenarios using bridge, engine-room and cargo simulators; will assess the impact of fatigue on decision-making performance and will determine optimal settings for minimising those risks to both ship and seafarer. Three simulator-equipped institutes will collaborate in ensuring that enough runs of sufficient duration are undertaken to replicate ship-board conditions of operation, with real-life scenarios of voyage, workload and interruptions. Specialist input from a stress research institute, skilled in transport operations research, will set the requirements for fatigue measurement and determining performance degradation of watch-keepers. Results will be analysed and recommendations made for application by interested parties, including ship owners, maritime regulators and those setting requirements for manning and operation of ships. Output will be a Management Toolkit with software and guidance notes. Involvement of a classification society, seafarer officers union and six stakeholder partners provide expert objectivity of the project and its results, as well as widening routes for dissemination and exploitation. The project addresses concerns over the increasing losses (human, financial and environmental) of maritime accidents which frequently cite fatigue as a contributory cause and thereby resonates with the objectives and impacts of the work programme. This is a major issue at a time when the high demand for shipping capacity has led to shortages of well-qualified and experienced seafarers. The project surpasses past subjective fatigue studies, highlighting the problem, and will produce validated, statistically robust results for use in decision making, using the toolkit of results and findings. HORIZON thereby impacts on the FP7 aims of increased safety and security, reduced fatalities, with a methodology for reducing human error.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

Southampton Solent University
Address
East Park Terrace
SO14 0YN Southampton
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 303 231
Administrative Contact
Graham Clarke (Mr.)

Participants (10)

BUREAU VERITAS SA
France
EU contribution
€ 79 978
Address
40-52 Boulevard Du Parc Immeuble Newtime
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Thiebaut (Ms.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 785 108
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Birgitta Oscár (Ms.)
Nautilus UK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 166 072
Address
High Road 750-760
E11 3BB London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Allan Graveson (Mr.)
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 330 560
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Torbjörn åkerstedt (Prof.)
Charles Taylor & Co Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 22 058
Address
St Katharine's Way 1
E1W 1UT London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Murdoch (Mr.)
EUROPEAN COMMUNITY SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 30 900
Address
Rue Ducale 67/B2
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tim Marking (Mr.)
INTERNATIONAL HARBOUR MASTERS' ASSOCIATION*IHMA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 31 052
Address
Fareham Hampshire
PO17 5XZ Fareham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ingrid Römers (Ms.)
INTERTANKO
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 30 900
Address
Minories 30-33
EC3N 1DD London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Fredrik Larsson (Mr.)
Marine Accident Investigation Branch
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 30 970
Address
Mountbatten House, Grosvenor Square
SO15 2DZ Southampton
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roger Brydges (Mr.)
MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 30 640
Address
Commercial Road - Spring Place 105
SO15 1EG Southampton
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Williams (Mr.)