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    7th REA Symposium, 26-29 June 2017

    To support the research community in resilience, we would like to share with you the announcement of the 7th Symposium of the Resilience Engineering Association.

    SEAHORSE regional event in Madrid, 18th October 2016

    SEAHORSE’s final regional event is scheduled to take place in Madrid on the 18th October 2016.

    SEAHORSE Project received the Maritime Safety Award 2016

    SEAHORSE project received very prestigious RINA-LR Maritime Safety Award, which was presented at Royal Institution of Naval Architects’ (RINA) annual dinner on 27th of April 2017. The award was presented by Tom Broadley, the EVP of Lloyds Register & the President of the Institution of Naval Architects and Joanna Pohorski, UK & Ireland Area Manager at Lloyd’s Register.

    The SEAHORSE, an industry oriented EU funded project, addresses maritime safety, focusing on human factors and organisational issues through Resilience Engineering principles and by transferring the well proven practices and methodologies from air transport to marine transport in an effective, collaborative and innovative manner.

    The Co-ordinator of the SEAHORSE project, Prof Osman Turan, indicated that “SEAHORSE has shown that methods used to ensure high levels of safety for one form of transport can be effectively transferred to another. This breakthrough could lead to stronger cooperation between different modes of transport and the sharing of best practices across sectors in order to enhance the safety”.

    SEAHORSE methodologies and tools, which are freely available to shipping companies and maritime education establishments are being implemented and utilised by a number of shipping companies on ships ranging from ferries, container ships, offshore heavy lifting vessels, LNG, oil, chemical tankers and bulk carriers.

    The success of the SEAHORSE project is built on multi-disciplinary consortium and the continuous support of the companies from both aviation and maritime sectors who are involved in the project as Industrial Advisory Board members.  

    SEAHORSE Consortium is led by the University of Strathclyde and involves three Ship Operators (Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries,  KAHN SHIPPING and DANAOS Shipping),  four universities (University of Strathclyde, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Istanbul Technical University and Trinity College Dublin), a Crew Agency (AP&A ltd), a classification society (Lloyd’s Register EMEA), an aviation consultancy company (Deep Blue), two training companies (ESM and KRATIS) and a research organisation (TNO).

    A Number of Aviation and Shipping companies, as Industrial Advisory Board members, supported the project over 3 years period by attending the workshops providing feedback, data as well as operational realities in both aviation and shipping sector.  Amongst these companies, AIRBUS’s support has been instrumental to gain insight in practical human factors issues and aviation’s approach. Hellenic Tankers provided constant feedback on the methodologies and operational realities in shipping sector.  Notable support from MISC Group in the form of feedback during workshops and more importantly implementing several of SEAHORSE methodologies and tools on MISC’s fleet provided a significant step for validation. Similarly, A.E.Nomikos Shipping’s contribution was substantial as they implemented SEAHORSE methodologies on board of their bulk carriers.

    The SEAHORSE project has created significant awareness within the maritime community that safety can be enhanced by adopting new safety approaches.  It is expected that, wider utilisation of SEAHORSE tools and methodologies will support IMO’s human element activities significantly while assisting the human centred design and operation of ships.


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