IMarEST TV recording from the 6 July 2020 IMarEST Annual Conference Addressing the Risks of New Technologies - The Human Element, presented by Richard Vie, marine engineer by training and retired at the end of 2014 as Vice-President Technical Development and Quality Assurance, at Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding, based in Southampton, UK. He played a major role in the development of the cruise industry over a period of more than 30 years.About the session
When introducing new technologies in any sphere, and especially in the hostile environment of our oceans, there are many hazards to be considered and properlyaddressing these by a structured risk-based approach to design, implementation, operation, and ultimately disposal, is key to having the best possible outcome in terms of safety, performance and protection of the environment.
Whatever the technology, at some point a human will interact with it. Even the most “autonomous” systems will be designed by humans and need humans to ensure their continued operation through regular monitoring and maintenance. Therefore as part of a risk-based approach consideration of the human element is absolutely essential if the desired goals that are driving the introduction of new technology are to be achieved.
This presentation will describe a number of human element issues to be considered when designing any new system to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, that it is a truly safe and a sustainable part of the “blue economy”.
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About IMarEST Annual ConferenceThe IMarEST Annual Conference 2020 is being held as a flexible two-week virtual event
Building on last year’s inaugural event, the 2020 Annual Conference will feature multiple streams covering many of the hottest topics in the marine realm, from the challenges of decarbonisation and a wider shift to greener, more sustainable ways of operating to developments in the naval sector and the outlook for autonomous systems.
Over the course of two weeks, we will utilise a mixture of live formats – webinars, live debates, 1-2-1 talks with experts, and panel discussions - to provide delegates a flexible and unrivalled opportunity to participate in debates, to learn about subjects outside their day-to-day work, and to make new professional connections.
Although the change to a virtual format was made primarily in response to Covid-19, it will allow international members who ordinarily would be unable to travel to London and attend in person to fully take part in proceedings and bring a global voice to the event.
To maximise interaction and engagement, we encourage all delegates to download our new event app, which will help you keep track of what’s happening when, take part in live polls, access supporting content and network with other participants and sponsors.