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Evolving ECDIS: Concept Development Through Different Manufacturer Models Comparison
1 University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
ABSTRACT: The Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) became inevitable central navigational tool for effective voyage planning and voyage monitoring execution. Furthermore, each model comprises numerous navigational and other display components, each of them with its limitations, reliability and simplicity. This is also supported by the fact that there is a large number of approved manufacturer systems on the market. Apart from fulfilling the performance standards regulated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the system models differ significantly regarding handling, interface, and interpretation of data and information, therefore biasing the required knowledge and the purposefulness of the system. The aim of this study is to determine navigators’ response in ECDIS comparison of different manufacturer models to identify pros and cons of specific tasks, features and other navigational functions. The present work is based on international survey in form of questionnaire conducted among ECDIS stakeholders. Answers are presented and discussed, revealing certain shortcomings of specific manufacturer ECDIS system. On the other hand, the analyses show the significant advantages of each system, potentially leading to creation of the ideal system from the end-user’s perspective. The proper configuration of ECDIS should standardise functions and display considering different types, and undoubtedly resolve a problematic issue as a consequence of numerous ECDIS models and their diversities.
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Citation note:
Žuškin S., Brčić D., Uroda M., Strabić M.: Evolving ECDIS: Concept Development Through Different Manufacturer Models Comparison. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 17, No. 1, doi:10.12716/1001.17.01.25, pp. 227-234, 2023
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