Information architecture for fast response craft - Command & control & human systems integration

T. Dobbins, F. Forsman, J. Hill, T. Brand, J. Dahlman, Don Harris, A. Smoker, J. Stark, S. Mackinnon

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    Command & Control (C2) is required for safe and effective maritime operations. To facilitate effective decision-making and C2, it is essential that the crew can access the required information. It is therefore essential that the appropriate information architecture is used. Navigation, being an essential aspect of C2, has seen a radical change from paper charts and individual instruments to computer systems capable of sophisticated data fusion to provide enhanced situational awareness. The development of the required information architecture is not a software/engineering issue, but rather lies within the human factors domain as it requires an understanding of how humans perceive information, how they use mental models and subsequently make safe and effective decisions
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - International Conference on SURV 2013, Surveillance Search and Rescue Craft
    Place of PublicationLondon
    ISBN (Print)978-190902413-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventInternational Conference on Surveillance Search and Rescue Craft - Poole, United Kingdom
    Duration: 20 Mar 201321 Mar 2013


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Surveillance Search and Rescue Craft
    Abbreviated titleSURV 2013
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

    Bibliographical note

    This conference paper is not yet available on the repository. This paper was given at the International Conference on Surveillance Search and Rescue Craft, SURV 2013; Poole; United Kingdom; 20 March 2013 through 21 March 2013


    • Data fusion
    • Information management
    • Information retrieval
    • Rescue vessels
    • Fast response
    • Human systems integration
    • Information architectures
    • Maritime operation
    • Mental model
    • Paper charts
    • Situational awareness


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