@article{Mannarini_Coppini_Oddo_Pinardi_2013, author = {Mannarini, Gianandrea and Coppini, Giovanni and Oddo, Paolo and Pinardi, Nadia}, title = {A Prototype of Ship Routing Decision Support System for an Operational Oceanographic Service}, journal = {TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation}, volume = {7}, number = {1}, pages = {53-59}, year = {2013}, url = {./Article_A_Prototype_of_Ship_Routing_Decision_Mannarini,25,408.html}, 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.}, doi = {10.12716/1001.07.01.06}, issn = {2083-6473}, publisher = {Gdynia Maritime University, Faculty of Navigation}, keywords = {Ship Routing, Decision Support System (DSS), Operational Oceanographic Service, Dijkstra’s Algorithm, IMO Approach, Mediterranean Ocean Forecasting System (MFS), Route Optimization, Optimum Track Ship Routing (OTSR)} }