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Model-based Cooperative and Adaptive Ship-based Context Aware Design

Objective

The development of ship bridge systems is characterized by being non-harmonious and far from guaranteed to be of optimal design for the actual users of them. Existing regulations for system and procedure design are disconnected and defined on a level which is not informative for bridge design. Research has shown clearly, that in many cases, accidents and incidents were caused by human error due to non-optimal design of the human-machine interaction leading to degraded situation awareness.
CASCADe addresses study and design of bridges as an integrated whole within a Cooperative System Design Methodology, a holistic perspective which allows to detect and solving potential conflicts (incl. human errors), inconsistencies and redundancies (e.g. of information presented on screens) already during design time. We will use the design methodology to develop an Adaptive Bridge System to permanently or semi-permanently adapt the information content, distribution and presentation on the user interfaces to the current situation, relevant procedures and the needs of the individual seafarer. The methodology will be supported by a Virtual Simulation Platform which enables analysis of the cooperative bridge system purely based on models, in particular Cognitive Seafarer Models which mimic decision making and situation awareness processes of real human seafarers. The virtual platform allows a very careful evaluation of the Adaptive Bridge System to research solutions for adaptation which provide benefits (e.g. increase situation awareness) that outweigh their costs (e.g. cognitive disruption).
The results of the project will contribute to the improvement of safety of maritime transport through: (1) a new Adaptive Bridge System (ABS) that will recognise, prevent and recover from human errors by increasing cooperation between all crew and machines on the bridge and (2) a new human-centred design methodology supporting analysis of agent interaction at early development stages.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2012-RTD-1
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Coordinator

OFFIS EV
Address
Escherweg 2
26121 Oldenburg
Germany

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bernhard Josko (Prof.)
EU contribution
€ 724 955,94

Participants (6)

BMT GROUP LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 459 863
Address
Goodrich House Waldegrave Road 1
TW11 8LZ Teddington

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rory Doyle (Dr.)
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 472 315,02
Address
Newport Road 30 36
CF24 0DE Cardiff

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nick Bodycombe (Mr.)
MARIMATECH AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 347 444,25
Address
Samsovej 31
8382 Hinnerup

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tommy Mikkelsen (Mr.)
MASTERMIND SHIPMANAGEMENT LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 40 451,25
Address
Arch Makariou Iii Fortuna Court Block B 2Nd Floor 284
3105 Lemesos

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eugen Adami (Mr.)
RAYTHEON ANSCHUETZ GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 362 984,54
Address
Zeyestrasse 16-24
24106 Kiel

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Lehmann (Dr.)
SYMBIO CONCEPTS & PRODUCTS SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 371 478
Address
Sur Les Coteaux 26
4690 Bassenge

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Denis Javaux (Mr.)