Exploring Challenges with Designing and Developing Shore Control Centres (SCCs) for Autonomous Ships
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Original versionProceedings of the Design Society. 2020, 1 847-856. 10.1017/dsd.2020.131
The concept of remotely operated, unmanned, and autonomous ships is creating increasing interest in the maritime domain, promising safety, increased efficiency and sustainability. Shore control centers (SCCs) have been proposed to operate such vessels and some industry projects are initiated. This paper aims at bringing knowledge about what a SCC is envisioned to be. It identifies and explores challenges related to designing and developing SCCs through semi-structured interviews with the research community and industry. We discuss tasks, functions and interactions between human and machine.