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Special Issue "Marine Navigation and Safety at Sea"
A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Ocean Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 May 2023) | Viewed by 15687
Special Issue Editors
Interests: navigation; ships; naval architecture; marine safety
Interests: progressive flooding simulations; ship safety; ship stability; decision-support systems; ship concept design; software development
Special Issue Information
Maritime transport is one of the pillars of the current globalization process. Presently, about 90% of goods are transported by ships and the transport demand is constantly growing. Besides, after a fall due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, sea passenger transport is now recovering, posing new challenges regarding passenger safety. In recent decades, increasing demand led to the growth of vessel size and the need for port infrastructure upgrades. New challenges have been introduced regarding ship design and operation, navigation planning and monitoring, port scheduling and resource allocation.
In this contest, navigation safety has become even more important. The application of information technology (IT) together with automatic identification systems has improved monitoring capabilities, opening new applications to improve navigation safety, ranging from collision avoidance to weather routing, better planning of traffic in critical spots onboard, or onshore decision-support systems to prevent or handle emergencies. In this process, data collected by onboard sensors can also play a key role, leading to the monitoring of the ship’s performance and its machinery. All these data can be used to develop complex models, including ship digital twins, which can be used, for instance, to identify anomalies and reduce the occurrence of accidents through predictive maintenance. Data collected onboard can also be used to develop more robust ship designs capable of implementing the most advanced safety standards or to better plan ship operations.
This Special Issue aims to share relevant scientific work focused on everything from large-scale patterns to detailed aspects and case studies, encouraging the publication of new emerging information that contributes to the knowledge in the field of navigation in general, focusing on but not limited to safety issues related to the sea transport of goods and passengers.
Dr. Jasna Prpic-Orsic
Dr. Luca Braidotti
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Sea transport
- Ship Safety
- Navigation Safety
- Decision-Support Systems