Human Factors in Ship Design & Operation

26 - 27 February 2014, London, UK  

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OverviewHuman Factors shipbuilding

The work of naval architects and marine engineers directly influence the operability and safety of the vessel and the seafarer. Decisions made at the design stage can influence human behaviour and health. And an improved understanding of ergonomics by engineers can ‘design out’ hazards and prevent incidents, both to the individual and the vessel. 

With ever more complex systems and technology, greater improvements in safety can be achieved through a better understanding of human/system dynamics. A greater awareness of the role played by management structures, culture, procedures and regulation in safe and effective operation is also important to the effective running of the vessel and wellbeing of the crew.

Content

This conference aims to bring together international specialists and professionals including designers, ship operators, seafarers, equipment manufacturers and regulators to highlight how an improved understanding of human factors can reduce costs and improve safety. RINA invites papers on all related topics, including: 

  • Design for occupational health and safetyHuman Factors Bridge watchkeepers
  • Integration of human factors into the design process
  • Feedback from the users into the design loop
  • Examples of practical applications of human factors engineering
  • Design of navigation & control systems
  • Maritime operating organisations and teamwork
  • Safety performance and management
  • Survivability, escape and evacuation systems
  • Habitability

Conference Programme

Full programme list here.

A list of some of the papers presented at the conference:

  • HUMAN ELEMENT COMPETENCIES FOR THE MARITIME INDUSTRY, David Squire; Alert! ­ The Nautical Institute, UK

  • DEFINING OPERATIONAL ENVELOPES TO SUPPORT HUMAN SYSTEMS INTEGRATION WITHIN FAST CRAFT DESIGN, Trevor Dobbins; STResearch Ltd, UK

  • THE APPLICATION OF HEURISTIC ASSESSMENT TO SHIP DESIGN AND PRACTICES, Toby Garner; Lloyd’s Register Consulting, UK

  • THE POTENTIAL OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN TO REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSORS ON OFFSHORE OIL/GAS INSTALLATIONS, Sean McCartan; Coventry University, UK

  • THE VALUE OF NON-TECHNICAL SKILLS: GENERIC COMPETENCES IN SEAFARING, Stefan Strohschneider; Friedrich-Schiller-Universität of Jena, Germany

  • INTEGRATION OF HUMAN FACTORS IN SHIP DESIGN, Ariit Sengupta; Indian Maritime University, India

  • SITUATION AWARENESS IN REMOTE CONTROL CENTERS FOR UNMANNED SHIPS, Thomas Porathe; Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

  • MEASURING SITUATION AWARENESS OF MARITIME OFFICERS USING FULL MISSION BRIDGE SIMULATOR, Seung-Kweon Hong; Korea National University of Transportation, Korea
     

Previous Human Factors in Ship Design & Operation ConferencesHuman factors

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects has previously organised six other Human Factors in Ship Design conferences. Click on the links below to see a list of papers presented at these conferences and to find prices to purchase copies;

 

Additional copies of the conference papers or CD-ROM will also be available for sale ( members £110 and non-members £130) after the event. If you would like to order a copy , contact Billy Allen, Bookshop Assistant on +44 (0)20 7235 4622 or via e-mail at 

 
 

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