Maritime Safety

Maritime Safety

Strengthening synergies between Aviation and maritime in the area of human Factors towards achieving a more Efficient and resilient MODE of transportation (SAFEMODE)

Strengthening synergies between Aviation and maritime in the area of human Factors towards achieving a more Efficient and resilient MODE of transportation (SAFEMODE)

 

The main aim of SAFEMODE project is to develop a novel Human Risk Informed Design (HURID) framework in order to identify, collect, and assess Human Factors data to inform risk-based design of systems and operation. These aims have not been achieved previously at a desirable level due to the unavailability of systematically collected data and lack of cooperation between different transport modes. The focus will be to reduce risks for safety critical situations through the enhancement of human performance.

Project Officer
Department / Specialization
Professor, Nippon Foundation Chair of Maritime Labour Law and Policy  
Areas of Expertise
Department / Specialization
Associate Professor (Nippon Foundation Post)

IMO ITCP – Regional Training in South Korea

IMO ITCP – Regional Training in South Korea

 

At the request of IMO, WMU delivered a Regional Training Course on the Implementation of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code under IMO’s Programme No. TC/1941 (Support to Maritime Development, Asia Activity No. 08).

The Course was delivered from 9 to 16 March 2019 by Professor M. E. Manuel, in Seoul and Busan, South Korea. The training was held under the auspices of the Korea Maritime Dangerous Goods Inspection & Research Institute (KOMDI) with participants from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

 

Principal Investigator
Department / Specialization
Professor (The Nippon Foundation Chair). Head, Maritime Education & Training and Head, English and Study Skills Programme
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EVREST - Evaluation of the implementation of the current maritime regulatory framework on rest hours

EVREST - Evaluation of the implementation of the current maritime regulatory framework on rest hours

This project aims to:
-investigate the capacity of the current international regulatory framework to effectively prevent fatigue and to mitigate its consequences relating to ship safety and security as well as seafarer health;
- to assess the barriers to implementation onboard ships; and, 
-to evaluate the enforcement of the current regulation regime.
- to discuss and potentially recommend substantial regulatory improvements based on empirical findings.
 

Project Officer
Department / Specialization
Professor, Nippon Foundation Chair of Maritime Labour Law and Policy  
Areas of Expertise
Department / Specialization
Professor (The Nippon Foundation Chair). Head, Maritime Education & Training and Head, English and Study Skills Programme

SAMT - Study on social aspects within the maritime transport sector

SAMT - Study on social aspects within the maritime transport sector

Assessment of the social dimension of maritime transport: social-economical and technological developments, seafarers conditions, the competitive status of EU carriers, social dumping and unfair competition.
 

Principal Investigator
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Department / Specialization
Professor, Nippon Foundation Chair of Maritime Labour Law and Policy  
Areas of Expertise

Review, Evaluation and Future of Baltic Maritime Risk Management (BALTIMARI)

Review, Evaluation and Future of Baltic Maritime Risk Management (BALTIMARI)

Several research and innovation (R&I) projects have been implemented in the Baltic Sea area, aimed at improving our understanding of the risks, and developing analysis methods to support decision making. Much work has also been done to develop decision support systems and tools for risk mitigation. It is crucial that the results of such efforts are maximally utilized, and where necessary that follow-up efforts are made to ensure an efficient uptake of the developments by authorities or industry, or implemented into policy.

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Qualitative evaluation of ECDIS application effect of time-series distance graph (TSDG) for ship collision determination (SMART-Navigation)

Qualitative evaluation of ECDIS application effect of time-series distance graph (TSDG) for ship collision determination (SMART-Navigation)

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.

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Technical Officer
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MAREC - Inter-Organizational coordination of mass rescue operations in complex environments

MAREC - Inter-Organizational coordination of mass rescue operations in complex environments

Increasing the knowledge on how the emergency response system integrates a broad range of actors with varied background such as volunteers in a large-scale emergency operation.

Principal Investigator
Department / Specialization
Associate Professor
Project Officer

OPENRISK - Open-source tools for regional risk assessments for improved European preparedness and response at sea

OPENRISK - Open-source tools for regional risk assessments for improved European preparedness and response at sea

OpenRisk is a research and technical development project aiming at the provision of basics for the future development of an openly available method toolbox for more harmonized risk assessments in order to support preparedness and response community.

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Associate Professor
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An Assessment of the Technological Developments in the Global Transport Sector and their Implications on Jobs and Employment by 2040

An Assessment of the Technological Developments in the Global Transport Sector and their Implications on Jobs and Employment by 2040

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
Project Officer
Department / Specialization
Korean Chair; Head, Shipping Management and Logistics (SML); Head, Port Management (PM)
Department / Specialization
Technical Officer
Areas of Expertise

SENSREC, WP4, Part 2

SENSREC, WP4, Part 2

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) project on Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling in Bangladesh (SENSREC), Work Package 4, Phase II, was awarded to an ACS led consortium of which WMU is a partner.

The project, that is a continuation of SENSREC, Phase I, commenced in April 2016 and is expected to conclude by the end of November 2016.  Associate Professor Raphael Baumler is the project leader for WMU.

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