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
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