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Virtual reality and human factors applications for improving safety

Objective

It is common to attribute as many as 90% of major accidents in high-risk productions, such as the chemical and petrochemical industries, to human error. To improve safety of high-risk productions while at the same time keeping the inherent safety level of present technologies it is therefore necessary to improve the way in which such systems are designed and operated throughout the lifecycle. The project aims at producing a new technology by creatively coupling Human Factors (HF) knowledge and Virtual Real ity (VR). The innovative character of the new technology will make HF knowledge widely available by embedding it in Virtual Environments. This enables improvements of the safety production in the entire lifecycle, i.e. Exploration & Drilling, Design, Construction, Commissioning, Operation, Maintenance, Repair & Modification, and Decommissioning. A set of new and specific tools will be developed to cope with safety critical problems identified by end-users during each of the lifecycle stages. The br eakthrough provided by the VIRTHUALIS technology is the opportunity to move from static and paper-based analyses to dynamic virtual simulations. Safety analyses like HAZOP, FMEA, PHA, Task Analysis and Human Reliability Assessments will be represented in a way that will be natural for safety analysts to integrate HF knowledge into the analyses. Safety critical situations will be studied through tangible visualisations rather than just being imagined. The new technology will be developed by a network of Eur opean experts in the HF, VR and Process Industry domains who have been clustered in centres of references in order to produce fit-for-the-purpose tools. All the centres will be tightly linked through a common technological platform to facilitate exchanges of insights and innovations. The proposal will address the NMP aims of moving from resource-based approaches towards more knowledge-based ones and providing technologies to protect people and the environ

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-NMP-NI-3
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POLITECNICO DI MILANO
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D'APPOLONIA
Italy
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Via San Nazaro 19
Genova

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LINKÖPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
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Hus Origo Campus Valla
Linkoeping

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UNIVERSITE RENE DESCARTES - PARIS 5
France
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Rue De L'ecole De Medecine 12
Paris

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SLOVAK UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY IN BRATISLAVA
Slovakia
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Vazovova 5
Bratislava

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NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH DEMOKRITOS
Greece
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Terma Patriarchou Grigoriou
60228 Aghia Paraskevi

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UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
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Via Università, 4
Modena

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THE PROVOST FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN, (HEREINAFTER TCD)
Ireland
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College Green
Dublin

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UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
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Via Verdi 8
Torino

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UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
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Via Festa Del Perdono, 7
Milano

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VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
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Vuorimiehentie 5
1000 Espoo

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CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece
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6Th Km Charilaou-thermi Rd
361 Thermi, Thessaloniki

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TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
Greece
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Agiou Markou Street
Chania

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CENTRUM MECHANIZACJI GORNICTWA KOMAG W GLIWICACH
Poland
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Pszczynska 37
Gliwice

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KITE SOLUTIONS SNC
Italy
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Contrada Costa 9
Cocquio-trevisago (Va)

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INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT INDUSTRIEL ET DES RISQUES
France
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Parc Technologique Alata
Verneuil-en-halatte

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STR SOLUZIONI
Italy
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Via Tito Livio, 3
Bergamo

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EXIMIA SRL
Italy
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Via Melzi D'eril, 26
Milano

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FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
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Hansastrasse 27C
München

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NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TNO
Netherlands
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Schoemaker Straat 97
6060 Delft

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MW S.R.L.
Italy
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Via S.giovanna D'arco 6
Milan

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LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
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Ashby Road
Loughborough

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VIRTUAL REALITY & MULTI MEDIA PARK S.P.A
Italy
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Corso Lombardia 194
Turin

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INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
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Pattision 42
Athens

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TECNATOM, S.A.
Spain
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Avda. Montes De Oca, 1
San Sebastin De Los Reyes (Madrid)

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BP INTERNATIONAL LTD
United Kingdom
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Chertsey Road
Sunbury On Thames

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CARBID-FOX S.A.
Romania
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Avram Iancu Street, No. 144
Tarnaveni

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S.C. SADACHIT PRODCOM S.R.L.
Romania
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Nicolae Teclu Street, No. 3
858 Turda

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PETROFINE S.A.
Belgium
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52 Rue De L'industrie
Brussels

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STATOIL ASA
Norway
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Forusbeen 50
Stavanger

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SLOVNAFT VURUP, A.S.
Slovakia
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Vlcie Hrdlo
Bratislava

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OXON ITALIA SPA
Italy
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Via Manzoni 44
Milano

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PHOSPHORIC FERTILIZERS INDUSTRY S.A.
Greece
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Ionia Industrial Area
1360 Thessaloniki

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"BABES BOLYAI" UNIVERSITY
Romania
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Mihail Kogalniceanu, No. 1
Cluj-napoca

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SAUF CONSULTING LIMITED
United Kingdom
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Observatory Road, 30
London

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DET NORSKE VERITAS
Norway
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Veritasveien 1
Hvik

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CAPSICOM
France
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178 Rue De Javel
Paris

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EUROPEAN OIL AND GAS INNOVATION FORUM
Belgium
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Rue De Stalle 140
Brussels

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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF OIL AND GAS PRODUCERS
United Kingdom
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209-215 Blackfriars Road
London

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DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
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Anker Engelunds Vej 1
Kgs. Lyngby

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OTTO-VON-GUERICKE-UNIVERSITÄT MAGDEBURG
Germany
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Universitätsplatz 2
Magdeburg

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POLITECHNICO DI TORINO
Italy
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Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
Torino

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PETER KAFKA RELCONSULT
Germany
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Hans Braun Weg 5
Gruenwald

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SIS ITALIA SPA
Italy
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Via Piave, 6
Rosignano Marittimo

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STR SOLUZIONI SRL
Italy
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Corso Italia, 1
Milano

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EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF MOLECULAR MAGNETISM S.C.A.R.L.
Italy
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Via Giuseppe Giusti, 9
Florence

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
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Rue De La Loi 200
TP 361 Brussels

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SONATRACH (LA SOCIETE NATIONAL POUR LA RECHERCHE, PRODUCTION, LE TRANSPORT, LA TRANSFORMATION ET..)
Algeria
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Djenane El Malik Hydra
Algiers

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