Special Issue "Current Developments and Challenges on Maritime Safety and Environment Protection Technology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: traffic safety; maritime; ships; transportation; traffic engineering; naval architecture; transportation science
Interests: maritime safety and technology engineering; human factors; formal safety assessment; maritime environment protection technology; safe operation of maritime autonomous surface ship (MASS); risk assessment
There is no doubt that maritime safety and the marine environment are the most important issues in all human maritime activities. These are important missions of the International Maritime Organization as well. The question of how to secure maritime safety, protect the marine environment, and achieve safe and environmentally friendly development always poses a great challenge to researchers.
Representatively, IMO's formal safety assessment, GHG (Green House Gas) policy, ship accident prevention technology, safe navigation technology of autonomous ships, human factors, the impact of the marine environment protection aspect of autonomous ships, green ship technology, among others, are being discussed in the field of maritime industry.
In order to secure maritime safety, there have been various studies and the implementation of international regulations on human factors, safety navigation, FSA, goal base standard, cyber security, safety system, etc. However, ship accidents with similar causes continue to occur. These highlight the need for continuous research on more reliable and effective safety systems. In particular, research on autonomous ships should be considered in various aspects, such as the safe operating standards of autonomous ships, the range of safety that can be accepted by the industry, the safe operating relationship between existing ships and autonomous ships, and international conventions, etc.
In terms of marine environment, research and development into ships that use eco-friendly fuels such as alternative fuels for ships, EEOI (Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator), EEDI (Energy Efficiency Design Index), and electric propulsion ships are being actively conducted in accordance with various discussions on GHG. In addition, research on marine environment protection technology has been conducted in various fields including ship’s exhaust gas, fine dust, particle matter, garbage, noise, and maritime pollution caused by accidents, and the results of these studies will have a large impact on the protection of the marine environment. This Special Issue addresses but is not limited to the following areas:
- Technology for maritime safety;
- Maritime safety and human factors;
- Formal Safety Assessment;
- Maritime accidents analysis and implementation of analyzed causes;
- Safety operation of special purpose vessel;
- Safety technology for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship (MASS);
- Technology for prevention for marine environment;
- Maritime Technology for GHG;
- Impact to marine environment by operation of MASS;
- Green ship technology;
- Marine Plastic issues;
- Underwater noise caused by ship operation issues;
- Alternative ship’s fuel;
Prof. Ik-Soon Cho
Prof. Chong-Ju Chae
Prof. Margareta H. Lützhöft
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