Situation awareness and maritime traffic: having awareness or being in control?
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2012

Situation awareness (SA) is generally seen as a mental representation of the system state, an objective measure of the ‘situation out there’. In this article, the authors make an argument that SA can only have a meaning in relation to the task of the user and characteristics of the system. This will be argued with the help of a specific environment: vessel traffic monitoring. The long-time constants and the complex constraints imposed on the ship require that the operator monitoring the traffic has a good SA: the operator must make long-term predictions about possible traffic developments. For this, being in control and having SA are´inseparable characteristics of the same process.

control

performance

traffic management

situation awareness

maritime

Författare

Fulko Cornelis van Westrenen

Umantec

Gesa Praetorius

Chalmers, Sjöfart och marin teknik, Maritime Operations

Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science

1463-922X (ISSN) 1464-536X (eISSN)

Vol. 15 2 161-180

Styrkeområden

Transport

Ämneskategorier

Data- och informationsvetenskap

Psykologi

DOI

10.1080/1463922X.2012.698661

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2017-10-07