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Analysis of maritime team workload and communication dynamics in standard and emergency scenarios


Lochner, M and Duenser, A and Lutzhoft, MH and Brooks, B and Rozado, D, Analysis of maritime team workload and communication dynamics in standard and emergency scenarios, Journal of Shipping and Trade, 3 Article 2. ISSN 2364-4575 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1186/s41072-018-0028-z


The introduction of next-generation technologies to the maritime shipping industry, including Portable Pilotage Units, Remote Pilotage, advanced situation awareness aids, and Autonomous Shipping, creates an urgent need to understand operator workload during Bridge Team operations, and co-operations with shore based personnel. In this paper we analyse mental workload of maritime Captains, Pilots and Tug Masters during standard and emergency scenarios, using traditional measures (SWAT, ISA), communications analysis, and the collection of simultaneous electro-dermal activity (EDA) of team members. Results indicate that the EDA measure overcomes some of the problems with paper-based techniques, and has excellent temporal resolution for emergency events. Implications for testing of novel technologies are discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mental workload, marine pilotage, electro-dermal analysis
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Applied and developmental psychology
Research Field:Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Domestic passenger water transport (e.g. ferries)
UTAS Author:Lutzhoft, MH (Professor Margareta Lutzhoft)
UTAS Author:Brooks, B (Associate Professor Benjamin Brooks)
ID Code:124948
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Deposited On:2018-03-20
Last Modified:2019-03-22
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