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Piloting by heart and by chart


Lutzhoft, MH and Nyce, JM, Piloting by heart and by chart, Journal of Navigation, 59, (2) pp. 221-237. ISSN 0373-4633 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1017/S0373463306003663


This paper describes the complexity of the Baltic archipelago, and the navigational and operational processes involved in piloting these waters. This four year ethnographic study shows how piloting is learned, performed, and passed on to the next generation of pilots. The blend of new technology and old methods is discussed, the indivisibility of working and learning, and the individuality of the mental constructs of the mariners/pilots. © 2006 The Royal Institute of Navigation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Archipelago navigation; Lifelong learning; Marine pilots; Spatial mental models; Navigation; Navigation charts; Navigation systems; Technology; archipelago; navigation aid; ship technology; spatial analysis
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:Coastal sea freight transport
UTAS Author:Lutzhoft, MH (Professor Margareta Lutzhoft)
ID Code:91907
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Deposited On:2014-06-03
Last Modified:2014-06-03

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