Research

Project description

This research project aims to identify, evaluate and critically assess the impact of new technologies likely to be introduced in the global transportation sector by 2040 with a special emphasis on maritime transport. The specific focus of this project is an assessment of the implications of the new technologies and automation on jobs and the employment situation in the transport sector and how some of the negative side effects of the implementation of technologies and automation can be mitigated.

Principal Investigator

Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs

Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs graduated from the University of Rostock, Germany with a M.Sc. equivalent degree in Transport Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) in 1995. In 2003 he completed his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Safety Science at the University of Wuppertal, Germany with a thesis about causes of maritime casualties and underlying factors.

Project Officer

Dong-Wook Song

Dong-Wook Song is Korean Chair and Professor of Maritime Economics and Logistics at the World Maritime University, Sweden. Prior to the current post, he worked at Edinburgh Napier and Heriot-Watt University in the UK, and Hong Kong University. He holds a BA(Hons) with First Class in Shipping Management from Korea Maritime University, an MSc in International Shipping and Logistics, and a PhD in Maritime Economics and Logistics from the University of Plymouth, UK. He also attended an Industrial Economics Course at the London School of Economics.

Tiago Fonseca

Dr. Tiago Fonseca joined WMU as a Technical Officer for researching the implications of technological development on jobs and employment for maritime and transportation sectors.

Xiaoning Shi

Xiaoning Shi conducts research in game theoretical aspects in modelling and analysing the liner shipping industry during her Ph.D. program. Now she is active in the general area of shipping and port economics and management. At WMU she is working in the Maritime Risk and System Safety (MaRiSa) Research Group. Before joining the WMU, she was working at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and University of Hamburg, respectively. 

Khanssa Lagdami

Dr Khanssa Lagdami joined WMU in 2015 as a Researcher. Her areas of expertise are Law of the Sea, Ocean governance and policy, Marine environmental law, maritime security, maritime transport and new technologies. Khanssa carries over than 10 years of experience as a Researcher in maritime and ocean affairs. Her research interests involve project creation, project management as well as capacity building and training (especially for developing countries).

Dimitrios Dalaklis

Dr. Dimitrios Dalaklis joined WMU in the summer of 2014, upon completion of a twenty-six years distinguished career with the Hellenic Navy (HN). His expertise revolves around the extended Maritime Education and Training (MET) domain and especially the conduct of navigation (regulatory framework, techniques-associated best practices and related equipment), as well as maritime safety & security issues. Upon graduation from the Hellenic Naval Academy (HNA), he followed the normal career path of a naval officer by serving on-board various large warships of the Hellenic Fleet.

Max Mejia

Professor Max Mejia is Director of the PhD Program and Head of the Maritime Law and Policy Specialization at the World Maritime University (WMU), where he has been a member of the resident faculty since 1998. Before joining WMU, he saw duty on board various naval and coast guard vessels as well as in shore-based facilities in the Philippines.

Momoko Kitada

Momoko Kitada is a former seafarer and her research interests lie in gender and diversity issues in shipping, in particular, women seafarers and seafarers’ families in terms of identities and welfare issues. She teaches subjects in Maritime Education and Training (MET), including cultural issues, knowledge management, assessment methodology, and contemporary labour issues. Momoko’s research expands to the human element and social aspects in maritime energy management as well as capacity building for sustainable development.

Henning Jessen

After studying law in Kiel, Germany, and Copenhagen, Denmark, Dr. Jessen received a Law degree from Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Germany, in 2002. He then worked as a researcher for one year at the Institute of International Affairs at the Law Faculty of the University of Hamburg. In 2003-2004, he undertook postgraduate studies as a scholar of the German-American Fulbright Commission at Tulane University, New Orleans, receiving the LL.M. degree in Maritime Law & Admiralty. In 2005, he finished his Ph.D.

Raphael Baumler

Raphael Baumler holds a Ph.D. in Risk Management and focuses his academic work on the impact of the vessel’s socioeconomical environment on safety and environment.

Primarily educated as a dual officer, he has worked on various types of vessels. Dr. Baumler spent 20 years in a seafaring career. He ended this occupation after six years as Master on a large container ship. His sea life drove him to work as Staff Captain on a cruise ship, and he completed various assignments as dual Junior Officer on board container ship, ferry, VLCC and supply vessel.

Henrik Nilsson

Henrik joined WMU in 2010 and has been involved in a project focusing on transboundary water management. The particular focus has been on the Öresund between Sweden and Denmark where he, together with local and regional stakeholders, develops a Marine Spatial Plan for the Sound that illustrates increasing competing interest for the sea space.

Project Duration

February, 2017 to February, 2019