TARG NEWS AND EVENTS

 

TARG attends AHFE-2019 conference in Washington, D.C.

10th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE)- 2019 was held in Washington D.C. USA from July 24th to July 28th, 2019. This year TARG was represented in the conference by Salman Nazir. READ MORE

 

TARG goes to the Arctic for new project!T

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TARG is happy to announce that is it a partner and work package leader for the research and innovation project OpenBridge! The OpenBridge Design System is developing design guidelines based on modern user interface READ MORE

 

ENHANCE Newsletter is out

 

The first ever newsletter for ENHANCE is published online. TARG is immensely proud of being a part of this prolific project from the beginning. The newsletter includes recent developments within ENHANCE, first-hand secondee experience in ENHANCE partnering organizations READ MORE

COAST made it to the SFU 2019 final round

The University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) is in the race of being the Norwegian Center for Excellence in Education (SFU) for the period 2020-2024. SFU-2019 application was a MARKOM 2020 project initiative through a consortium of four institutions (USN, NTNU, UiT and HVL) READ MORE

USN welcomes the first secondee from Germany for project “ENHANCE”

Charlotte Hohnemann, the secondee of EU project ENHANCE, was greeted by several members of TARG team in informal atmosphere on 3rd August 2019. She is a master – and soon-to-be a PhD – student, seconded from the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) to Kongsberg Group. READ MORE

 

 

TARG researcher contributed as co-editor to two new books

TARG researcher Salman Nazir is honoured to contribute as co-editor to the following publications: Advances in Human Factors, Business Management and Leadership, and Advances in Human Factors in Training, Education, and Learning Sciences READ MORE  

TARG attends TransNav Conference in Gdynia 2019

13th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation (TransNav) was held in Gdynia, Poland from 12th to 14th June 2019, which is organized by the Faculty of Navigation of the Gdynia Maritime University READ MORE

EU project “ENHANCE” on full swing through secondments

There has been two secondees from USN to RWE Power AG, Cologne, Germany till now. TARG member Associate Professor Steve and master’s student Hasan from the Department of Maritime Operations READ MORE

Delegation from Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) visits USN

On June 7th the Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) delegation to NorShipping in Oslo visited University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), Vestfold campus to inquire about the researches in maritime education and training. READ MORE

ENHANCE Kick-off meeting: “You will come up with new solutions to avoid accidents”

Prorector Kristian Bogen at the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) says increased technological complexity both at sea and at land calls for a different kind of training, in order to avoid serious accidents caused by human errors.READ MORE

USN responds to Centre for Excellence in Education (SFU)-call 2019

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TARG, being an important part of the Department of Maritime Operations (IMA) at the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), envisioned the innovative potential of the best simulator practices in maritime education.READ MORE

TARG particiapted at IAMU 19th AGA in Barcelona, Spain

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TARG member, Salman Nazir, participated in 19thAnnual General Assembly (AGA) for the International Association of Maritime University (IAMU). READ MORE

 8th International WorkShop on Training and Assessment

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The 8th workshop on Training and Assessment took place from 19-20 September 2018 in the city of Tønsberg and university of south-eastern Norway (USN), campus Vestfold. READ MORE

TARG Meets with Optometry Researchers
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On December 11th, TARG met with Prof. Rigmor Baraas and her research team CVRI working on color vision and retinal imaging at the Department of Optometry, Radiography and Lighting Design, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at USN. READ MORE

 

 

TARG partnership in IAMU research project

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TARG is privileged to announce partnership in International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) research project on “Investigating seafarer training needs for operating autonomous ships”. READ MORE

TARG representation at CELDA 2018 in Budapest, Hungary

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15thInternational conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2018) took place in Budapest, Hungary from 21st-23rdOctober. READ MORE

 7th International Workshop on Training and Assessment

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The 7thworkshop on training and assessment, this time lead by IMPROVE, was held in the Norwegian Maritime Competence Centre (NKM) in Ålesund. The theme of the workshop was “Improving Simulator Training and Performance Assessment”. READ MORE

 

TARG Presents at IEA 2018

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During the last week of August TARG member Steven Mallam attended the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) in Florence, Italy. READ MORE

TARG leads first-ever HORIZON 2020 project grants for USN

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TARG will be the coordinator for the first HORIZON 2020 research grant won by University of South-Eastern Norway. READ MORE

TARG researcher contributed as co-editor to two new books on Advances in Human Factors

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TARG researcher Salman Nazir is honoured to contribute as co-editor to third and fourth editions of the publications. READ MORE

Director of Development at the Estonian Maritime Academy Visits TARG

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TARG hosted the director of development at Estonian Maritime Academy, Tallinn – MrDan Heering on the 18thof April 2018. READ MORE

Senior Researchers from IFE, Norway

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On June 6th, two senior human factors researchers from Institute of energy technology (IFE), Halden; Alexandra Fernandes and Michael Hildebrandt visited TARG, USN. READ MORE

A visitor from Antwerp Maritime Academy, Belgium

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TARG hosted Helga Van Noten, Lecturer and researcher from Antwerp Maritime Academy, BelgiumREAD MORE

 

 

TARG receive praise in HSN media

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The TARG team was featured in no less than two news articles on the website of University College of Southeast Norway (HSN) over the last month.
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Canadian PhD researcher visits TARG

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Mashrura Musharraf visited TARG in Vestfold Norway this January. She is in her final stages of her PhD work with the Canadian research group Safety@Sea at Memorial University of Newfoundland, situated at St. Johns (among other campuses) in Canada. READ MORE

Call for papers for “Advances inVirtual and Augmented Reality for Training and Assessment”: Special Issue

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In response to the increasing attention towards new and enhanced solutions for simulators used in training and education, the journal Advances in Human-Computer Interaction have invited TARG to propose a special issue in the area. A call for papers for this issue has thus been published. READ MORE

TARG visiting Qatar Universities

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On the 17th of January, TARG member Salman Nazir visited the universities Texas A&M University at Qatar and Hamad Bin Khalifa University. READ MORE

TARG Visits Canadian University

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On January 4th, TARG member Steven Mallam visited Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science to meet with Dr. Brian Veitch and his research team in St. John’s, Canada. READ MORE

TARG workshop in Tromso gives unique insights for Autonomy in maritime domain

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The 6th Workshop on Training and Assessment titled “The Role of Autonomy in Maritime Education, Training and Operations” was successfully conducted on 23rd– 24th October at the Scandic Ishav Hotel in Tromsø. READ MORE

 

 

Practical guide for trust building in meetings and network

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Professor Anne Haugen Gausdal from University College of Southeast Norway and her research fellow, research professor Helge Svare at the Work Research Institute, have developed a practical guide (in Norwegian) for building trust in meetings and networks. READ MORE

TARG Attends World’s Largest Modeling, Simulation and Training Event

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TARG member Steven Mallam recently attended the “Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference” (I/ITSEC 2017) in Orlando, Florida from November 27th to December 1st. READ MORE

 

InnoTraining project meeting at Kongsberg Digital (KDI)

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On Thursday 9th November, TARG team visited KDI for the InnoTraining project meeting. The new PhD hire (Sathiya) and master students (Sunniva and Anders), whose thesis will be within the InnoTraining project introduced themselves to KDI team and explained their upcoming data collection in winter. READ MORE

 TARG attends TransNav Conference in Gdynia 2017

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Transportation and Navigation Conference (TransNav) was held in Gdynia, Poland, 20th to 23rd of June 2017. TARG represented the conference with Salman Nazir, Kjell-Ivar Øvergård and Jorgen Ernstsen. READ MORE

TARG member on Norwegian national radio

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Professor Kjell-Ivar Øvergård was interviewed for national radio on the program “Ship without Captain, a good idea?”. The program was aired on the the NRK P2 radio program ‘Ekko’ on the 18th of August. READ MORE

Researchers from Germany visits TARG, 
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TARG has recently had a visit from a prestigious German research group from Ruhr University of Bochum (RUB). With sponsorship from the Research Council of Norway and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), TARG and RUB have formed a close collaborative relationship. READ MORE

 

 Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) Hosts Second InnoTraining Meeting

On Monday August 28th, the second meeting of TARG’s newly initiated project Innovating Maritime Training Simulators using Virtual and Augmented Reality (InnoTraining), was held at the IFE facilities in Halden, Norway. READ MORE

 

TARG attends conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics

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The 8th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2017) and the Affiliated Conferences was held at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA July 17-21, 2017. READ MORE

 

 

 

 

Kick-off meeting for InnoTraining project

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Innovating Maritime Training Simulators using Virtual and Augmented Reality (InnoTraining) is a project won by TARG at the University College of Southeast Norway (HSN) and the Kongsberg Group (KDI), with IFE and POLIMI in an assisting role. READ MORE

 

9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics

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The 9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2017) and the Affiliated Conferences is held at Loews Sapphire Resort, Universal Studios Orlando Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA July 22-26th in 2018. READ MORE

TARG researcher contributed as co-editor to second book 

TARG researcher Salman Nazir  (leader of TARG team) is honored to contribute as co-editor to second book, published by Springer. The title of the book is: Advances in Human Factors, Business Management and Leadership. READ MORE

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TARG VR research covered on Norwegian national TV – NRK

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Training and Assessment Group (TARG) and Kongsberg Digital (KDI), applied in December 2016 for a project grant to support the innovation of maritime training simulators using virtual and augmented reality named InnoTraining. Research Council of Norway rewarded the project a grant of 13 million NOK. READ MORE

TARG researchers visit Germany in august 2017

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Training and Assessment Research Group (TARG) with Salman Nazir and Jørgen Ernstsen have visited researchers in Bochum and Aachen (Germany). READ MORE

HSN’s new project: Achieve SFU status

Centre of ExcellenceTechnical advancements, environmental challenges, and new trends in the maritime industry results in a need of higher skill among maritime students. Developing a more beneficial learning arena, especially in simulator based training, will give the students a better chance of adapting to the changes seen in the industry. READ MORE 

TARG hosts Prof. Tareq Ahram from University of Central Florida, USA

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TARG recently hosted Prof. Tareq Ahram from the University of Central Florida, USA for one-day visit for the occasion of the 5th Workshop on Training and Assessment. He is the lead scientist and research manager working at the Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering (IASE) at the University of Central Florida. READ MORE

TARG and Kongsberg Digital (KDI) – awarded a grant of 13 million NOK by Research Council of Norway

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TARG submitted a project application entitled Innovating maritime training simulators using Virtual and Augmented Reality (InnoTraining) to Research Council of Norway (RCN) in co-operation with Kongsberg Digital (KDI) for the development of next generation of maritime training simulators. READ MORE

 

PhD position announced at HSN

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Recently; TARG/ IMA has announced an opening for a PhD position at HSN. This PhD position is in connection with the current research project Innovating Maritime Training Simulators Using Virtual and Augmented Reality (InnoTraining). 

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For more information on the InnoTraining project, please see additional articles published.

TARG research member now Adjunct Professor

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Professor Kjell Ivar Øvergård has just been appointed as adjunct professor (20%) position at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. He joined the department of nautical sciences in January 2017. He will mostly work with supervision of PhD-students and teaching on the Phd-program in Nautical Operations. READ MORE

TARG Workshop at Svendborg, Denmark

October 2016. Strengthening Norwegian Maritime Education, Training and Safety with national and international cooperation

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An amalgamation of cross disciplines, expertise and cultures resulted in yet another successful (2-days) workshop on training and assessment with the theme “profit vs safety”.

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TARG hosts Captain James Parson from Canada

November 2016. TARG hosted Captain James Parson (Academic Director, School of Maritime Studies, Marine Institute of Memorial University) from Canada for a one day visit. READ MORE

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TARG succeed in obtaining research grant from the Brazilian National Research Council 

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November 2016. TARG participated in a research grant application to the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq). The evaluation resulted in the award of the research grant. READ MORE

 

TARG host research group from Germany

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TARG had the pleasure of hosting an expert research group from Ruhr University Bochum with Prof. Kluge, Dr. Hagemann, Barbra Frank and Sebastian Brandhorst. The exchange project is in sponsorship by Research Council of Norway and DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). READ MORE

 

 

ONS Young Idea award

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PhD-researcher Jorgen Ernstsen participated in a national competition orchestrated by Lundin. It was revolved around “Can we do this differently and make it better?”, and asked for ideas which provide innovative ideas to solve challenges in the offshore industry.  READ MORE

TARG reseacher contributed as co-editor to a book – Advances in Human Factors, Business Management , Training and Education.

A researcher from TARG (Salman Nazir – leader of TARG team) is honored to contribute to a book as co-editor, published by Springer.

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Human factors examine the relationship between human beings and the system with which they interact. The importance of human factors and its applicability is growing in different domains. READ MORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Representation of TARG at AHFE 2016 conference in Orlando USA

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7th International conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics was held from 27th to 31st July at Orlando, USA and was attended by Dr. Salman Nazir. This is one of the biggest conferences in applied human factors. Dr. Nazir was Co- Chair of the track – “Human Factors in management and leadership”. The conference was attended by about 2000 delegates and participants.  READ MORE

 

 

TARG Research member identifies plagiarism in PhD thesis

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As chairman of the evaluation committee for a Phd-thesis Professor Øvergård discovered numerous instances of plagiarism in a doctoral thesis at the University of Stavanger (UiS) in Norway.

The plagiarism case have received lot of attention from news agencies in Norway.   READ MORE

 

The 3rd workshop for Training and Assessment

maritime-workshop_2was conducted successfully on 4th of May 2016 by project leader of the workshop associate professor Salman Nazir, and workshop admin head Sanda Knutson, at campus Vestfold. The theme of the workshop was: “Need for paradigm shift”. This theme falls under the rubric of MARKOM 2020.  READ MORE

 

TARG visits Ruhr Bochum University (Germany)

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One of the key factor in the growth of research groups is the quality of international collaboration they possess. The project (entitled: TITAP) won by TARG and RUB (led by prof. Nazir and prof. Kluge respectively) is aimed for such collaboration. As a part of TITAP, TARG visits an esteemed research group (led by prof. Annette Kluge) at RUB Germany.  SEE MORE

 

Launch of
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Friday 01.04.2016. TARG is proud to announce the launch of targlab.com. The team behind the curtain have put in significant effort in the development of the website. Creative ideas and creating beautiful content in a welcoming manner is a challenging task; however, dedication and the indomitable spirit of TARG have brought us targlab.com. SEE MORE

 

Welcome Jørgen Ernstsen to TARG

Monday 07.03.2016. Jørgen Ernstsen has joined the Training and Assessment Research Group (TARG). He is a PhD-researcher at the University College of Southeast Norway, faculty of technology and maritime science. SEE MORE

HBV among the best!

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As the first Norwegian institution ever, HBV is now officially member of the leading organization in maritime education and training: IAMU. SEE MORE

Need for cooperation and mutual understanding

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Workshops on Training and Assessment – 2015

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Two workshops in Training and Assessment was held in 2015. Both workshops had a focus to facilitate international and local visibility of the Department of Maritime Technology and Innovation and TARG.  SEE MORE