Information architecture for fast response craft - Command & control & human systems integration
Paper in proceeding, 2013

Command & Control (C2) is required for safe and effective maritime operations. To facilitate effective decision-making and C2, it is essential that the crew can access the required information. It is therefore essential that the appropriate information architecture is used. Navigation, being an essential aspect of C2, has seen a radical change from paper charts and individual instruments to computer systems capable of sophisticated data fusion to provide enhanced situational awareness. The development of the required information architecture is not a software/engineering issue, but rather lies within the human factors domain as it requires an understanding of how humans perceive information, how they use mental models and subsequently make safe and effective decisions. © 2013: The Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

Situational awareness Engineering main heading: Information

Paper charts

Information architectures

Human systems integration

Data fusion

Rescue vessels Fast response

Maritime operation

Mental model

Information management

Information retrieval


T Dobbins

STResearch Ltd

Fredrik Forsman

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology

J. Hill

T. Brand

Virtual Marine Technology

Joakim Dahlman

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Division of Maritime Operations

D. Harris

Coventry University

A. Smoker

J. Stark

S. MacKinnon

Memorial University of Newfoundland

RINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - International Conference on SURV 2013, Surveillance Search and Rescue Craft

978-190902413-7 (ISBN)

Subject Categories

Computer and Information Science

Information Studies

Marine Engineering



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