Maritime traffic management: a need for central coordination?
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2012

Traffic management is not formally organised in the maritime domain. Ships are autonomous and find their own way. Traffic is organised through rules, regulations, and “good seamanship”; it is a distributed system. In areas of high traffic-density support is proved by vessel traffic service (VTS) to promote traffic safety and fluency. VTS does not take control. This organisational structure has proven itself in situations with sufficient resources. When resources become insufficient (e.g. not enough sailing space), the traffic needs an organising mechanism. In this article, the authors argue that the most promising way to do this is by organising centralised planning coordination, whilst leaving maritime traffic a distributed system with no additional central control.

Control

Cognitive engineering

Planning

Traffic management

Distributed systems

Cognition

Författare

Fulko Cornelis van Westrenen

Umantec

Gesa Praetorius

Chalmers, Sjöfart och marin teknik, Maritime Operations

Cognition, Technology and Work

1435-5558 (ISSN) 1435-5566 (eISSN)

Vol. 16 59-70

Styrkeområden

Transport

Ämneskategorier

Psykologi

Annan samhällsvetenskap

DOI

10.1007/s10111-012-0244-5