What is maritime navigation? Unfolding the complexity of a Sociotechnical System
Paper in proceedings, 2017

Maritime navigation is a complex task, involving an ever-increasing number of stakeholders and technologies. As complexity is growing, attention turns to the human element as the major cause of accidents and incidents. However, it is also the human element that might bring coherence and reasoning to the complex sociotechnical system that comprises maritime navigation. Thus, it is essential to develop an interpretative framework that could make sense of this complex system. This research project aims to enhance safety in maritime navigation, by developing a conceptual framework. This enables the design of Joint Cognitive System (JCS) in support of maritime navigation, including unmanned vessels, by focusing on the interactions. Results suggest that common ground is created in two dimensions: control system and shared domain. It is also found that planning helps to create a common cognitive map that supports the distributed control of the JCS.

Socio-technical Systems

maritime navigation

Author

Victor Fernando Placido da Conceicao

Mechanics and Maritime Sciences

Joakim Dahlman

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Human Factors

Ana Ferreira

Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting

Vol. 61 1 267-271

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Transport

Subject Categories

Transport Systems and Logistics

Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified

Infrastructure

Chalmers Simulator Centre

DOI

10.1177/1541931213601549

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Latest update

3/28/2018