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ADVANCED DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR SHIP DESIGN, OPERATION AND TRAINING

Objective

Ship should always be prepared to expect all kinds of weather during a trips, even those that test the limits of its structure & stability. Captain & crews are trained to recognize dangerous situations & take (counter)measures. Decision are based on experience & on the specific information available.This information is always limited. It mostly deals only with the past & present situation & seldom predicts.Even with information presented on various displays, the crew needs to predict the consequences onexperience.Modern ships develop rapidly, & are far too complex to rely on experience alone. Experience gained by a crew on a certain ship, often not applies to another, even not the same ship type.With the need for decreased transport times, deadlines becoming more relevant, rising insurance policies,marine pollution becoming a major issue, crew numbers reduced to an utmost minimum, & systems becomingmore complex, this results in too few people, who need to decide fast and often under huge pressure. Allknowing the consequences of taking a decision that will mean delay (or worse).The ADOPT DSS will provide information & guidance by 1) offering an evaluation of consequences; 2) givinginsight in the uncertainty related to the information.This will be done by identifying & defining: Criteria for safety; Sea keeping safety ; Describing criteria for shipdesign, classification #Amp; operation. This will result in increased knowledge on ship motions & their prediction.Expected results are commercial advantage for shipping companies, more safety of crew & cargo, pollutionprevention, training of crews.The ADOPT project will focus on optimising the safety by development of a system that senses the environmentfor ACTUAL situation data, & predicting the ship motions accordingly, thereby ensuring optimal operational performance, relying on computer based decision support tool creating an interface to be used in ship operation, training & design.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/numerical analysis
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/system software

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-TRANSPORT-3
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

FLENSBURGER SCHIFFBAU-GESELLSCHAFT MBH CO. KG
Address
Batteriestr. 52
1515 Flensburg
Germany

Participants (11)

DET NORSKE VERITAS AS
Norway
GKSS FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEESTHACHT GMBH
Germany
OCEANWAVES GMBH
Germany
FORCE TECHNOLOGY
Denmark
Address
Park Allé 345
Br¢ndby
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1
Kgs. Lyngby
DFDS A/S
Denmark
Address
Sundkrogsgade 11
Copenhagen
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT HAMBURG-HARBURG
Germany
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
HERBERT SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS - EUROPE LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Suite 773, 2 Old Brompton Rd,
London
SAM ELECTRONICS GMBH
Germany
Address
Behringstrasse 120
Hamburg
UNIRESEARCH B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Elektronicaweg 16-C
Delft