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ENHANCing Human Performance in Complex Socio-Technical SystEms

Objective

Rapid technological development within the maritime industry has improved efficiency, productivity and safety. However, this advancement is creating increasingly complex socio-technical systems, for which training has left human operators ill-prepared. Over 75% of all maritime accidents are attributed to human error, and smaller crew are handling more complex tasks. If safety is to be maintained or improved, it is vital to equip crew with the skills needed to manage them effectively.
ENHANCE specifically investigates these issues for maritime applications by utilizing knowledge sharing between process and maritime industries. We will bring together the expertise of engineers, psychologists, human factors specialists and operators to generate solutions to cope with technological development. The project has two main objectives: a) to better understand the human role in complex socio-technical systems through close collaborations between the academic and non-academic sectors; and b) to develop new training and performance assessment methodologies designed to enhance the human performance.
To ensure knowledge transfer, ENHANCE will connect academics and industry through an extensive secondment programme. This will bring together expert academic knowledge of advanced training techniques with the needs of the maritime industry and the best practice of the process industry. We will share knowledge across academia and industry, across sectors and across continents. Ultimately, this research will enable the maritime sector to improve the performance of humans within their complex socio-technical systems. This, in turn, will reduce the frequency and severity of incidents, reducing the negative social, economic and environmental impact of the sector. In addressing the needs of the maritime industry, we will also generate new cross disciplinary research initiatives, new career paths for researchers and new opportunities for long-term industry-academia collaboration.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I SOROST-NORGE
Net EU contribution
€ 335 800,00
Address
Kjolnes Ring 56
3918 Porsgrunn
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 46 000,00
Region
Norge Agder og Sør-Østlandet Vestfold og Telemark

Participants (6)

LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 230 000,00
Address
Rodney Street 2 Egerton Court
L3 5UX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 36 800,00
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 147 200,00
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 27 600,00
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 193 200,00
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 27 600,00
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Bochum, Kreisfreie Stadt
KONGSBERG DIGITAL AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 18 400,00
Address
Drengsrudbekken 12
1383 Asker
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
 
KONGSBERG MARITIME AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 18 400,00
Address
Strandpromenaden 50
3183 Horten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Norge Agder og Sør-Østlandet Vestfold og Telemark
 
RWE POWER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 18 400,00
Address
Rwe Platz 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Essen, Kreisfreie Stadt

Partners (3)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY PETRONAS SDN BHD
Malaysia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Universiti Teknologi Petronas Bandar Seri Iskandar
31750 Bandar Seri Iskandar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 197 800,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCES ANDTECHNOLOGY AT ISLAMABAD
Pakistan
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Sector H-12
44000 Islamabad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 147 200,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Wuhan University of Technology
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Luoshi Road 122
430070 Wuhan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 138 000,00