The Anchoring Effect of Technology in Navigation Teams
Paper in proceedings, 2020

Modern technology revolutionised marine navigation, reducing errors and increasing navigation safety. However, the same technology has been associated with critical accidents and navigators’ errors. On the other hand, expert mariners have proved to manage complex situations, adapting to unforeseen events successfully. To better understand the effects of new technologies and how work is currently done, the Portuguese navy promoted a study about navigation team performance. The results suggest that navigation technology appears to have a strong anchoring effect on team activity. While sensemaking and intuitive judgements complement the shortfalls of the decision support system (DSS), it was found that the combination of high automation influence with lack of coordination leads to a collaborative biased perception of the situation.

Team performance






Vitor Fernando Placido da Conceicao

CINAV – Portuguese Navy Research Center

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Maritime Studies, Maritime Human Factors

Carlos Teles

CINAV – Portuguese Navy Research Center

Joakim Dahlman

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Maritime Studies, Maritime Human Factors

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

21945357 (ISSN)

Vol. 1212 AISC 436-443

AHFE Virtual Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, 2020
San Diego, USA,

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Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

Human Aspects of ICT

Information Systemes, Social aspects



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