Maritime safety research program (MarSafe)

MarSafe is a research program focuses on risk and safety within the maritime industry and investigates organizational and operational aspects of how risk and safety is managed.

The MarSafe research group is crossdisciplinary and the members have backgrounds within nautical science, engineering, law, safety science, and social sciences including anthropology and psychology.

Our research is human-centred and system-oriented. We regard the human as the most important part of the system. We perform most of our research in the field and in close collaboration with the industry.

Ongoing projects

  • ARCEVAC – Improving passenger safety and survivability in the extreme conditions associated with Arctic and Antarctic evacuation
  • Safety management and autonomy in the maritime sector
  • Safety culture and sustainable safety performance in the maritime sector
  • S-mode – standards for bridge electronics design
  • MarIT – IT education for seafarers
  • HUMANE – the human element in autonomous shipping
  • Logistics in ports
  • Operational leadership and BRM
  • SESAME2 – e-navigation solutions
  • OPENBRIDGE – Open User Interface Architecture for Digital Multivendor Ship Bridge Systems