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Amit Sharma

Postdoctoral Fellow, MSCA-SEAS
  • E-mailAmit.Sharma@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 86 53
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    Christies Gate 12
    5015 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7807
    5020 Bergen

Postdoctoral research fellow focusing on maritime human factors. My areas of interest include - Human factors, Maritime Education and Training, Autonomous Shipping and Learning sciences. PhD in Nautical Operations, Masters in maritime management.Bachelors in nautical sciences. I have seafaring experience as a navigation officer for 7 years on oil tankers.

Selected publications
  • Sharma, Amit; Nazir, Salman. 2017. Distributed Situation Awareness in pilotage operations: Implications and Challenges. TransNav, International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation. 11: 289-293. doi: 10.12716/1001.11.02.11
  • Show author(s) (2023). Potential of technology supported competence development for Maritime Education and Training. Doktoravhandlinger ved Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Large haploblocks underlie rapid adaptation in the invasive weed Ambrosia artemisiifolia. Nature Communications. 15 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Evaluation of digital skills for maritime students.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Design and implementation of AI chatbot for COLREGs training. WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs (JoMA). 17 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). The continuum of simulator-based maritime training and education. WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs (JoMA). 135-150.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Implications of Automation and Digitalization for Maritime Education and Training. 11 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Exploring the current practices and future needs of marine engineering education in Bangladesh. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (JMSE). 12 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Exploring technical and non-technical competencies of navigators for autonomous shipping. Maritime Policy & Management. 20 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Assessing the technology self-efficacy of maritime instructors: An explorative study. Education Sciences. 14 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Using virtual worlds as an integrated part of virtual distance learning (vdl) networks in simulator-based education. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. 276-282.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Exploring critical success factors for safety management of tanker vessels. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. 613-619.
  • Show author(s) (2019). The human element in future Maritime Operations – perceived impact of autonomous shipping. Ergonomics. 13 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Situation awareness information requirements for maritime navigation: A goal directed task analysis. Safety Science. 745-752.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Impact of automation technology on gender parity in maritime industry. WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs (JoMA). 1-15.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Distributed situation awareness in a demanding maritime operation: A case study of the subsea segment. TransNav, International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation. 811-822.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Catching up with time? Examining the STCW competence framework for autonomous shipping. 7 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Perspectives on Autonomy – Exploring Future Applications and Implications for Safety Critical Domains. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Maritime simulator training across Europe: a comparative study. WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs (JoMA). 197-224.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Computer Supported Collaborative Learning as an Intervention for Maritime Education and Training. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Application of second life in promoting collaborative learning. 5 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Distributed Situation Awareness in pilotage operations: Implications and Challenges. TransNav, International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation. 289-293.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

MSCA-SEAS Post-doctoral research project on maritime safety

The postdoctoral project will advance knowledge in the field of maritime human factors for safety in remote operation of autonomous ships. As autonomous ships are being developed for maritime transportation, the role of human operators in the remote-control centre (RCC) and the onboard navigators will play a crucial role in ensuring safe outcomes of remote operations. The ships will be remotely operated by a distributed team of navigators and RCC operators who will coordinate, monitor and exchange navigational information. The marked difference between this mode of navigation has from traditional maritime operations where the navigation team is co-located represents a knowledge gap. A literature review will investigate the role of shared mental models (SMMs) in distributed teams involved in high-risk operations. The findings and conceptualizations from existing studies will be compared to the novel scenarios of remote operation for autonomous ships. Furthermore, the information requirements for RCC operators and navigators involved in controlling the autonomous ship trajectories will be identified through goal-directed task analysis (GDTA) of the subject matter experts. Finally, experiments involving the simulation of remote control operations of autonomous ships will be performed. The impact of SMMs on team situational awareness and performance will be evaluated under varying conditions.