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S-Mode: Challenges and Opportunities for MET

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Fei, J ORCID: 0000-0002-4090-5299, Chen, PS-L ORCID: 0000-0002-1513-4365, Hu, S and Bulman, P 2019 , 'S-Mode: Challenges and Opportunities for MET', in B Svilicic (ed.), Proceedings of the International Association of Maritime Universities Conference , IAMU, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 98-106 .

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Conference Publication
Authors/Creators:Fei, J and Chen, PS-L and Hu, S and Bulman, P
Keywords: S-Mode, human-machine interface, standardisation, e-Navigation, maritime afety
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the International Association of Maritime Universities Conference
Publisher: IAMU
ISSN: 2706-6762
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