Situation awareness and maritime traffic: having awareness or being in control?
2014 (English)In: Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, ISSN 1463-922X, E-ISSN 1464-536X, Vol. 15, no 2, 161-180 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Situation awareness (SA) is generally seen as a mental representation of the system state, an objective measure of the ?situation out there?. In this article, the authors make an argument that SA can only have a meaning in relation to the task of the user and characteristics of the system. This will be argued with the help of a specific environment: vessel traffic monitoring. The long-time constants and the complex constraints imposed on the ship require that the operator monitoring the traffic has a good SA: the operator must make long-term predictions about possible traffic developments. For this, being in control and having SA are inseparable characteristics of the same process.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 15, no 2, 161-180 p.
situation awareness, traffic management, maritime, control, performance
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Applied Psychology
Research subject Shipping, Maritime Science; Social Sciences, Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-60521DOI: 10.1080/1463922X.2012.698661OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-60521DiVA: diva2:1071873