Using Modeling, Simulation and Visualization in the Exploration of Future Navigation Concepts


Joakim Dahlman,Johan Jenvald


The transportation of people and freight of cargo increase as the numbers of high-speed vessels and huge cargo ships steadily grow. In addition, large cargoes of dangerous bulk freights are shipped across our seas and through the shallow waters of our archipelagoes. This emerging situation calls for new means of navigation concepts in order to support the man on the bridge. In this paper we describe how modeling and simulation can be used to explore possible approaches to future navigation. We emphasize the importance of keeping in mind the realities of life at sea, whenever researchers and developers use modeling, simulation and visualization to present innovative concepts for professional practitioners.