Project description

The  IMPACT (Integrated Maritime Progressive Assessment and Calibration Tool) project will design a set of realistic maritime scenarios to be performed in maritime simulator/work station clusters. The scenario outcomes will be recorded by a refined data collection system collecting simulator data, expert observation reports, voice and data communication, and time stamped digital photographs and video sequences. The result from each scenario will be presented with a visualization system and build the basis for evaluation and assessment.  The project aims to contribute a consistent and comprehensive structured method for evaluation and the consequences of change. The projects consists of 7 work packages, 1-6 and o

WP1 Theoretical underpinnings

WP2 Development of interface module for data exchange

WP3 Scenario construction

WP4 Preparation of test

WP5 Evaluation and demonstration

WP6 Exploitation and dissemination

WP0 Project Management 

Principal Investigator

Michael Baldauf

Michael Baldauf graduated with an M.Sc. in Transport Engineering and a diploma in business management both from the University of Rostock. He holds a Certificate of Competence (Deck Officer) and has served as a navigation officer on several cargo and container vessels. In 1992 he transitioned to the scientific field and completed work at various universities and research institutes. He obtained his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Safety Science from Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany in 1999.

Project Duration

December, 2009 to December, 2011