Autonomous Ships from the Perspective of Operation and Maintenance

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06
oct 2021
13:00-13:45

Autonomous Ships from the Perspective of Operation and Maintenance

Autonomous ships have been a hot topic in maritime transport research in the past years. However, there are still many unanswered questions regarding what defines an autonomous ship and the potential and limitations of implementing and operating these. In this webinar, Stig Eriksen from SDU/SIMAC explore these topics.

The webinar is developed in collaboration with MARLOG.

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Autonomous ships have been a hot topic in maritime transport research in the past years. However, there are still many unanswered questions regarding what defines an autonomous ship and the potential and limitations of implementing and operating these. This talk presents the PhD project titled “Autonomous Ships from the Perspective of Operation and Maintenance” undertaken at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and the general findings of this project.  The project investigated three research questions related to this topic:

How will unmanned operation and increased automation affect:

– the reliability and need for redundancy of merchant ships?

– the workload required for operating and maintaining merchant ships?

– the operational patterns and utilization rate of merchant ships?