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Problem: For maritime safety, it is crucial to have high-quality collaboration between crew members and with crews onshore or on other units (e.g. other vessels, ports, and wind farms). A challenge to collaboration may be that each crew member has different perspectives and different information available (e.g. what they observe directly, observe through instrumentation, or draw from their memory or mental models). Augmented Reality may improve maritime collaboration. My Ph.D. project aims to identify how augmented reality can facilitate collaboration in marine operations.

Approach: One literature review and two empirical studies research how different augmented reality applications can support (shared) situation awareness, (collaborative) decision-making, and communication among crew members.

Methodology: The literature review is done according to the PRISMA statement. The first experiment uses Virtual Reality scenes simulating ship operations. Participants are on the bridge and carry out information-gathering tasks. Half the time they have Augmented Reality and half the time they don’t. I collect data on situation awareness, communication, usability, and risks and advantages. Experiment two will take form later, but will focus on collaborative decision-making. 

Contributions: Findings hopefully will inform the development and research of augmented reality applications for collaboration in safety-critical operations and facilitate improvement of the integration and usability of user interfaces.

Learn more about my work on LinkedInResearch Gate, OSF, and Google Scholar.




MAPSYK303: Anvendt sosial og kognitiv psykologi: Menneskelege faktorar i kritiske situasjonar og kulturelt mangfald i samf. og arb.

INFO162: Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction

MIX350: Master's Thesis in Interaction and Media Design



MAPSYK360: Masteroppgåve i psykologi

PROPSY305: Cognitive Psychology

MAPSYK303: Anvendt sosial og kognitiv psykologi: Menneskelege faktorar i kritiske situasjonar og kulturelt mangfald i samf. og arb.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2023). A Systematic Literature Review of Augmented Reality for Maritime Collaboration. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

van den Oever, F., & Schraagen, J. M. (2021). Team Communication Patterns in Critical Situations. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1555343420986657.

Diepeveen, H., van Miltenburg, M., van Drongelen, A., van den Oever, F., & van Dijk, H. (2021). Fatigue-Indicator in Operational Settings: Vocal Changes. In N. L. Black, W. P. Neumann, & I. Noy (Eds.), Proceedings of the 21st Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2021) (Vol. 221, pp. 128–135). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74608-7_17