Workshop for the HUMANE project took a place during 27th to 28th of November 2019 at the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), campus Drammen. The aim of the workshop was to gather expertise in automation, maritime automation, human factors, training and assessment, safety – to conduct a forecasting exercise on future maritime training.

Which skills will be required for the future onshore and onboard personnel? Which skills will become obsolete? How to train for the acquisition of such skills? Who and where will provide the training? – These were the topics of focus-groups’ works and discussions.

It was a valuable and enriching event: the diversity of expertise, collected in the one place, and the knowledge sharing, stimulated by the forecasting exercise, allowed to outline some paths for further research.

HUMANE project is led by Western Norway University of Applied Science (HVL) and addresses the concern of the lack of consideration of the human element among current Autonomous Shipping initiatives. The project is aimed to deliver a set of methods and guidelines for companies and educators on how to prepare the Human and Organizational aspects of complex maritime systems for a highly automated future.

Training and Assessment Research Group (TARG) at the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) is a partner of HVL in the project, co-organizing two research events contributing in analyzing and evaluation of skills and competencies needed for the future of seafaring.






Project HUMANE is funded by the Research Council of Norway