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Prof. Tomasz Neumann

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A Prototype of Ship Routing Decision Support System for an Operational Oceanographic Service
1 Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change, Lecce, Italy
2 Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Bologna, Italy
3 University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
ABSTRACT: A prototype for an operational ship routing Decision Support System using time-dependent meteo-oceanographic fields is presented. The control variable is ship course, which is modified using a directional resolution of less than 27 degrees. The shortest path is recovered using a modified Dijkstra?s algorithm. Safety restrictions for avoiding surfriding and parametric rolling according to the guidelines of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) are implemented. Numerical experiments tailored on a medium-size vessel are presented and perspectives of development of the system are outlined.
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Citation note:
Mannarini G., Coppini G., Oddo P., Pinardi N.: A Prototype of Ship Routing Decision Support System for an Operational Oceanographic Service. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 7, No. 1, doi:10.12716/1001.07.01.06, pp. 53-59, 2013

Other publications of authors:

G. Mannarini, L. Carelli, D. Zissis, G. Spiliopoulos, K. Chatzikokolakis

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