ISSN 2083-6473
ISSN 2083-6481 (electronic version)




Associate Editor
Prof. Tomasz Neumann

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TransNav, Faculty of Navigation
Gdynia Maritime University
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Awareness and Attitude of Maritime Students Towards the Introduction of Autonomous Merchant Ships – Preliminary Results
ABSTRACT: Autonomous merchant shipping has become a topic of discussions and studies as the available technology enables it to become a possible alternative to conventional ships manned with seafarers. The present study reviews the results of a survey conducted worldwide amongst the students of maritime universities. The students were asked about their understanding of autonomous merchant ships and an attitude towards them. The study finds that the vast majority of interviewees claims to have an average or below average knowledge of the topic, and perceive automation as a factor increasing safety at sea, while threatening seafaring jobs. The results suggest that the topic of autonomous shipping should be more touched upon in curriculums of maritime universities, as the students appear to have a limited understanding of what can potentially become a future of their prospective occupation.
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Citation note:
Nasur J., Bogusławski K.: Awareness and Attitude of Maritime Students Towards the Introduction of Autonomous Merchant Ships – Preliminary Results. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 14, No. 4, doi:10.12716/1001.14.04.10, pp. 859-863, 2020

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