Human Maritime Autonomy Enable (HUMANE)

Project owner

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences,

Project categories

Shared Cost Project

Project period

April 2018 - April 2021

Project summary

There is a large number of technology-focused projects currently in progress in the area of ship automation/autonomy. The concern that the project addresses is the lack of consideration of the human element and the almost exclusive engineering/science focus of current initiatives. The concept of the project is to establish a set of methods for forecasting and a series of alternative scenarios regarding use of autonomy/advanced ICT. We will perform a broad, human-centered evaluation of all the implications and required changes; in particular to work organisation, education, training, assurance, policy, regulation, law, etc. We perceive that these issues are not being fully addressed, and that a set of methods is needed to support stakeholders in preparing for this disruptive technology.