Sea Traffic Management are looking for professional mariners (active or recently active Masters, Mates, officers and maritime pilots) to participate in a study about the new e-navigation STM applications for use on the bridge.
The European Maritime Simulator Network enables testing of Sea Traffic Management in complex traffic situations, port approaches, confined waters as well as other functions, like Search and Rescue, as a safer alternative to live testing. Several new services such as improved ship to ship route exchange, Port Call synchronization, enhanced monitoring and navigational assistance, etc. have been or will be implemented in the simulation testbed and need to be validated and tested by professional mariners.
During 2017 and 2018 four weeks of simulations are planned, 2 runs without STM services and 2 with. The first 2 simulation weeks in the campaign will run exercises with today’s available bridge equipment. During the last 2 simulation weeks the scenarios will be re-run with additional STM supporting tools, services and functionalities. To be able to analyze and evaluate possible effects of the STM concept and its new functionalities a comparative study using both a numerical and a Human Factors approach is planned.
There scenarios take place in the in the Southern Baltic and in the English Channel. Up to 30 ships with manned bridges are expected to participate with a limited amount of target vessels reflecting normal conditions for the area in question. The bridge teams are to navigate their ships according a pre-planned route and schedule.
Qualifications for test persons
The simulator bridges are to be manned by two deck officers forming a navigator/co-navigator team. One of the officers is required to have experience in a senior position on board and preferably have a Master Mariner CoC. The other officer may be a junior officer with a 3rd Mate’s license or a senior student of the Master Mariner program. Language prerequisite is English as several nationalities are part of the EMSN.
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Source: Sea Traffic Management
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