Test persons wanted for MONALISA 2.0 project

MONALISA 2.0 is looking for deck officers who want to be a part of a unique exercise where several bridge simulators in different parts of Europe will be connected.

MONALISA 2.0 is Motorways of the Sea project which aims at giving a concrete contribution to a continuous improvement and development of efficient, safe and environmentally friendly maritime transport in the European Union (EU) by implementing concrete pilot actions and studies that will foster deployment of new maritime services and processes. Examples of services which are envisaged are route exchange between vessels and/or shore, optimizing traffic flow, promulgation of MSI and “no go areas”, assistance and surveillance, etc.

Several simulator centers around Europe have been and are interconnected in what is called an European Maritime Simulator Network (EMSN) which gives an unique possibility in creating scenarios with a large number of participating own ships.

The simulator runs will be part of the Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) where the risks associated with implementing the Mona Lisa concept are identified, analyzed and evaluated in comparative studies from both a “metric perspective” i.e. reduction of probability of close quarter situations, and from a Human Factors perspective i.e. the usability of the system from the operators point of view.

The simulator exercise will take place in the Kattegat in an area between North of Anholt to north of the Great Belt Bridge.
The simulator runs will be performed in three steps on three different occasions. The first simulation runs to be held in the beginning of December 2014 will simulate a normal traffic situation which is based on analysis of AIS data and expert judgment. During the first trial no support of the Mona Lisa services are available i.e. it will reflect the present day conditions. The objective of the simulation is to gather the data required by the FSA and compare it with the data obtained from real life AIS and the experience of experts. In other words the simulator tests need to be verified with reality as bridge teams in the simulator may behave differently than on real ships.

The planned simulation runs in 2015 will include the Mona Lisa services and enable the analysis of the system and provide the input into the FSA by comparing both real life data, simulator data with Mona Lisa services support and without Mona Lisa services support.

Test persons

The simulator bridges are to be manned by two deck officers forming a navigator/co-navigator team. One of the officers is required to have experience in a senior position on board and preferably have a Master Mariner CoC. The other officer may be a junior officer with a 3rd Mate’s license or a senior student of the Master Mariner program. Language prerequisite is English as several nationalities are forming part of the EMSN.

Please register by sending an e-mail to: registration.monalisa [at] chalmers.se
If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to: info.monalisa [at] chalmers.se