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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I SOROST-NORGE
Address
Kjolnes Ring 56
3918 Porsgrunn
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 335 800

Participants (6)

LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 230 000
Address
Rodney Street 2 Egerton Court
L3 5UX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 147 200
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 193 200
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KONGSBERG DIGITAL AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 18 400
Address
Drengsrudbekken 12
1383 Asker
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KONGSBERG MARITIME AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 18 400
Address
Strandpromenaden 50
3183 Horten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RWE POWER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 18 400
Address
Rwe Platz 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (3)

INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY PETRONAS SDN BHD
Malaysia
Address
Universiti Teknologi Petronas Bandar Seri Iskandar
31750 Bandar Seri Iskandar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCES ANDTECHNOLOGY AT ISLAMABAD
Pakistan
Address
Sector H-12
44000 Islamabad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Wuhan University of Technology
China
Address
Luoshi Road 122
430070 Wuhan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments