Take 10: Issue 14

01 Feb 2017 The Navigator

take 10 minutes Tell us what you think? Instead of asking you to take 10 minutes to review what you have learned, this issue we are asking you to take 10 minutes to help shape the future of navigation by filling in the online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Nav-Funct

We are working towards a standardisation of technology long asked for by maritime technology users. Key to this is collecting input on user needs from an international pool of seafarers. It is important to us to hear from mariners around the world, and in all sectors. Please join us and take the chance to influence your workplace.

Make a difference!
In our web survey, we will ask you to mark the frequency of use of all the functions of an Integrated Navigation System. Knowing what functions are most important will give us information that we can use to design guidelines for accessing functions and structuring menus. We want to see the introduction of an industry-wide standard that simplifies the use of complex maritime technology. We believe this will lead to fewer errors and less frustration, not to mention save valuable time and money. It could also standardise training around the world creating a more effective and satisfied seafarer workforce.

Moving forward
The concept of S-mode as a way to move towards standardisation of navigation displays has been proposed under the agenda of the IMO e-Navigation initiative. At MSC 95, IMO recently identified that the ‘Guidelines on standardized modes of operation (S-mode)’ are a priority and need to be established by 2019. Let’s help make it happen.

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