The second in the conference series, e-Navigation Underway (North America) 2015, will be held at the State of New York Maritime College in New York City 28-30 September 2015.
In keeping with the general goal of the series to further the development and use of e-navigation the conference will focus on Reducing Risk Through e-Navigation: How e-navigation can improve conning decisions.
The number of groundings, allisions and collisions remain unacceptably high, imposing significant cost upon the maritime community, the environment and general economy. Improving decision making by those in charge of the movement of vessels offers an avenue to reducing the risk of such incidents and to that end presenters and conferees will discuss the effective integration of existing e-navigation technology into Bridge Resource Management and examine future technological and infrastructure measures to improve decision support in the future.
In four sessions the conference will examine such questions as:
- To what degree did improper use of or unfamiliarity with technology, particularly AIS and ECDIS, contribute to errors;
- Did the lack of proper integration of all resources for Bridge Resource Management essentially set up bridge team failures;
- To what degree did management focus on e-navigation as a tool for cost reduction rather than safety contribute;
- And, what additional or changed technological or infrastructure measures are needed to insure near-term improvements in BRM?
Session 5 will review the high points of the conference, and in a moderated general discussion develop Conclusions and Recommendations to be incorporated in a widely disseminated "Final Report".
The conference Keynote Speaker will be Mr. Joseph Trotti, Chief Executive Officer of AIG Global Marine and Aerospace and other confirmed speakers include people widely respected in their fields such as Ms. Tracy Murrell, Director Office of Marine Safety, U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, Mr. John Erik Hagen, Regional Director of the Norwegian Coastal Administration and Chair of the IMO's e-Navigation Correspondence Group and Ms. Helen Brohl, Executive Director of the Committee for the Marine Transportation System, U.S. Department of Transportation.