Project description

Within the SMART-Navigation program KRISO is conducting research on further development and implementation of the e-Navigation concept by new and enhanced on-board and shore-based applications. The main purpose of SMART project is to improve safety navigation and the protection of the marine environment. A method, the so called Time Series Distance Graph method (TSDG) has been developed which is assumed to improve situational awareness of operators monitoring vessel traffic in a shore-based control centre. The method aims at the timely and reliable detection of developing dangerous traffic situations involving risk of collision or risk of grounding. The TDSG method helps to provide a unique visualization and risk-based categorization of traffic situations in any variable VTS area. Main hypothesis of applying this method is that provision of TSDG will have an impact on operator's behaviour when intervening with traffic. The project aims at studying this impact by series of simulation-based experiments. For this purpose simulation scenarios will be designed and trials are planned, conducted with various operators. Analysis of the trials are to provide basic data to derive recommendations for further research and development of the method and its implementation into daily practice.

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

Elif Bal Beşikçi

Dr. Elif Bal Beşikçi has been working as a Technical Officer for the OpenRisk Project at the World Maritime University, Malmo, from the15 March 2018 to the 31 December 2018. She is an oceangoing chief officer, who is an Assistant Professor at the Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. Ass. Prof. Dr. Bal Beşikçi is Vice Head of Department of Maritime Transportation Engineering Department in Maritime Faculty of Istanbul Technical University.

Project Duration

March, 2018 to December, 2018