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Session 41 Gesa Praetorius


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Session 41 Gesa Praetorius

  1. 1. VTS, risk and safety Gesa Praetorius & Anders Brödje Department of Shipping and Marine Technology Ship Work Environment and Safety Chalmers University of Technology
  2. 2. Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) <ul><li>Shore-side service to the maritime community </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the safety of navigation, safety of life at sea and the protection of the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Information service, traffic organization and navigational advice and assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Shaped by international guidelines, but implemented locally </li></ul>
  3. 3. Research questions <ul><li>How do VTS operators define risk and safety? </li></ul><ul><li>What do VTS operators do to promote safety? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Data Collection <ul><li>Study visits at 4 VTS centres </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VTS Ymuiden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traffic Centre Hook of Holland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound VTS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VTS West Coast </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interviews VTS operators </li></ul><ul><li>Observations </li></ul>
  5. 5. Results <ul><li>Safety and risk are context-dependent conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Safety is constructed as part of the daily job </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience as key ingredient in good decision-making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International guidelines regulate the VTS, but the actions which promote safety are constituted by the operators themselves </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Safety is based on the interaction and cooperation of all actors </li></ul>
  6. 6. VTS Intelligent Decision Support Systems = ?? part of Maritime Traffic Surveillance Research Project Saab TransponderTech AB
  7. 7. <ul><li>Understanding the basics of decision making in VTS: </li></ul><ul><li>What type of information VTSOs use </li></ul><ul><li>When VTSOs use a specific type of information </li></ul><ul><li>Why do VTSOs use a specific type of information at a specific time </li></ul><ul><li>How VTSOs use the specific information </li></ul>
  8. 8. Preliminary results – Understanding VTSO use of sensors CCTV Radar & AIS Mooring Operations VHF Harbour Planning & General adm. Pilot planning Meteorological information