We are coordinating the SAFEMODE project, funded by the European Union with over 10 million euros within the Horizon 2020 framework program. SAFEMODE aims at:
- improving the assessment of the role played by Human Factors in accidents and near misses;
- defining standard methods and tools for the human-centred design of new systems and procedures;
- analysing past accident events and conducting case studies for new technologies and operations.
The case studies focus on known and emerging risks such as increasing levels of automation and remote operations (unmanned and remotely guided ships). We collected, analysed and structured safety data in an Open Data Repository called SHIELD, available to researchers and interested stakeholders. The methods and tools are accessible through the eHURID web system. We have also set up SeaBrary, a wiki product, with the aim of building the main web source for knowledge on Human Factors in maritime safety.