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

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Lochner, M, Duenser, A, Lutzhoft, MH ORCID: 0000-0002-3800-8126, Brooks, BP ORCID: 0000-0001-7954-6281 and Rozado, D 2018 , 'Analysis of maritime team workload and communication dynamics in standard and emergency scenarios' , Journal of Shipping and Trade, vol. 3, no. 2 , pp. 1-22 , doi: 10.1186/s41072-018-0028-z.

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Abstract

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 Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Lochner, M and Duenser, A and Lutzhoft, MH and Brooks, BP and Rozado, D
Keywords: mental workload, marine pilotage, electro-dermal analysis
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Shipping and Trade
Publisher: SpringerOpen
ISSN: 2364-4575
DOI / ID Number: 10.1186/s41072-018-0028-z
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© 2018 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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