This project aims to evaluate the efficacy of an automated decision-support system (DSS) while performing ice-management operations. The DSS is a software program that provides help and guidance via on-screen prompts to the pilot to assist them with ship operations in ice. The guidance provided by the DSS is based on previously successful operations.
Through experimental testing, participants are trained in basic ice operations techniques, and then tasked with executing an operation in ice in a given test scenario, with the help of the DSS as an on-board advisor.
To confirm the efficiency of the DSS, the results will be compared to results previously obtained without it, through the same methodology.
- Dr. Jonathan Power, Senior Research Officer, Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering Research Centre, NRC
- Dr. Brian Veitch, Professor and NSERC/Husky Energy Industrial Research Chair in Safety at Sea, Department of Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland
- Dr. Jennifer Smith, Instructor (Research), School of Maritime Studies, Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University
- 1 Masters student, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Allison Kennedy, Research Officer,
Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering Research Centre, NRC
Dr. Jonathan Power, Senior Research Officer,
Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering Research Centre