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S-Mode: Challenges and Opportunities for MET


Fei, J and Chen, PS-L and Hu, S and Bulman, P, S-Mode: Challenges and Opportunities for MET, Proceedings of the International Association of Maritime Universities Conference, 30 October-1 November 2019, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 98-106. ISSN 2706-6762 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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After more than 10 years of discussion and consultation, the guidelines for standardisation of user interface design for navigation equipment (S-Mode) were approved by the 6th Session of the Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR). It has been expected that the implementation of S-Mode would significantly impact maritime education and training (MET). However, the involvement of MET institutions in developing the guidelines for S-Mode has been very limited. This IAMU-funded project investigated the potential challenges faced by MET and the approaches that MET may use for preparation with the implementation of S-Mode. Nine focus group interviews were conducted in four countries. The results show that there has been a severe lack of information available for MET on S-Mode development since the beginning of the discussion over 10 years ago. A wide range of challenges have been identified and possible approaches for preparation for S-Mode implementation have been discussed.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:S-Mode, human-machine interface, standardisation, e-Navigation, maritime afety
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Research Field:Transportation, logistics and supply chains not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:International sea freight transport (excl. live animals, food products and liquefied gas)
UTAS Author:Fei, J (Associate Professor Jiangang Fei)
UTAS Author:Chen, PS-L (Associate Professor Peggy Chen)
ID Code:135865
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2019-11-19
Last Modified:2022-08-30

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